Welcome to the Miami Parking Surcharge Website
Updated June 3, 2011
The City of Miami Commission amended the City of Miami Parking Surcharge Ordinance on March 10, 2011. The City of Miami Parking Surcharge Ordinance is imposed upon each User entering a parking transaction. The Parking Surcharge rate is 15% (fifteen percent). The Operator of the Parking Facility is responsible for the collection and transmittal of the Surcharge to the City of Miami Finance Department. Please be advised that the section related to the payment due date has been changed and will become effective July 20, 2011.
“The parking surcharge remittance form(s) must be received by the City on or before the 20th of the month. Returns and payments received after the 20th are late and are subject to penalties. However, if the 20th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, Federal or State Holiday, returns are timely if received on the first working day following the 20th”.
In addition, stricter requirement provisions for repeat offenders have been incorporated to the Parking Surcharge Ordinance. Please refer to section 35-347
On March 10, 2011, the City Commission of the City of Miami amended the City of Miami Parking Surcharge Ordinance. The City of Miami Parking Surcharge Ordinance is imposed upon each User entering a parking transaction. The Parking Surcharge rate is 15% (fifteen percent). The Operator of the Parking Facility is responsible for the collection and transmittal of the Surcharge to the City of Miami Finance Department. The surcharge is applicable to all parking facilities, public or private, where there is a charge, fee or exchange for parking. It also applies to parking associated with valet service, events and parking validations.
The proceeds, up to the maximum 80% as stipulated in the legislation, will be used to reduce ad valorem (property) taxes and other non-ad valorem fees.
The surcharge will be levied on the sale, lease, or rental of space at parking facilities including, but not limited to, daily, weekly, monthly, annually payments and is applied to the gross revenues derived from any charge, fee or exchange excluding sales tax. The surcharge does not apply to residential parking for tenants or residents, in apartments, condominiums, or co-operatives as defined in the Ordinance.
Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other entity which owns, controls, conducts, leases, operates, or causes to be operated a Parking Facility which offers Parking accommodations for a Charge, Fee, or Exchange is responsible for paying the surcharge. The intent of this definition is to place the burden for collection of the surcharge on the owner of the facility in addition to the entity that operates the Facility if different from the owner.
According to The Florida Department of Revenue, surcharge is subject to sales tax. Each entity is advised to check with their accountant. Click the following link to read the letter from the State of Florida Department of Revenue.
City of Miami
PO Box 862634
Orlando, FL 32886-2634
For more information regarding the parking surcharge, please contact the Complete Consulting Services Group at 305-573-4300.