The City of Miami, in conjunction with the Miami Parking Authority, established a new Valet Ordinance (PDF) in October, 2004. This ordinance covers the operation of all permanent valet stands within the City of Miami established for restaurants and shopping centers, as well as those created for special events and other one time uses. Operators are now required to submit a formal application that is reviewed by various City Departments, and is administered and reviewed by the Miami Parking Authority.

This ordinance was approved by the City of Miami Commission in October and will be fully implemented no later than January 1, 2005. Currently, materials are being created to help you understand the various aspects of the new Valet Ordinance, as well as what requirements will be necessary for you to follow to come into compliance. There will be a formal application, proof of appropriate insurance and occupational license, rental of ramping space in the public right-of-way (if necessary), and proof of the storage location for valet customers required. In addition, all operators will need sign-off and approval by various City Departments, including public works, police, and zoning, prior to commencing operation.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to working with you on the successful implementation of the Valet Ordinance. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 305-373-6789 x 289. Thank you again for understanding and your support of this new valet program.

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