The 54,000 square-foot Sunny Isles Beach Government Center opened in January 2005, is located in a pedestrian friendly area at the heart of the City.
The Government Center presents its most public expression toward Collins Avenue and is represented by the Commission Chamber surrounded by a civic plaza combining landscape, water, and contrasting building materials. This is where the serious business of running the City is conducted. Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of each month.
But what is housed inside this vision? Through inter-governmental partner-ships, the first floor is primarily dedicated to services not under the City’s administration. Through the Federal Government, a satellite branch of the United States Post Office is open Monday- Friday. In cooperation with Miami-Dade County, the Sunny Isles Beach branch library is open Monday-Saturday and offers many classes and program utilizing the City’s meeting room on the first floor. With support from the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council, the Visitor Center completes the first floor, offering a wealth of information for tourists or residents looking to find “something to do” in South Florida.
The Center also issues SIB Resident ID Cards for those with a picture ID and utility bill as proof of residence Tickets to SIB Cultural Events may be purchased there along with branded merchandise depicting SIB, florida’s Riviera or Sunny Isles Beach, Miami.
The second floor houses the SIB Police Department, which is open 24/7. During regular business hours, elevators from the lobby take customers to the 2nd floor. After hours, the police department can be accessed via the 2nd level of the parking garage. Accident and crime reports may be requested at the records department.
The third floor of the Government Center is the place for residents, visitors and contractors to visit and address issues of code enforcement and parking, apply for building permits or obtain business licenses. Fire plan reviews from Miami-Dade County are also offered on Tuesdays at this location.
The fourth floor houses the city commission, the offices of the city attorney, clerk and manager along with human resources and finance departments. Constituents may make appointments to meet with their elected officials over matters that concern them. The City Clerk handles public record requests here.
The City of Sunny Isles Beach operates under a “Mayor-Commission-Manager” form of government. The City Commission is responsible for the setting of policy, approval of budget, determination of tax rates, hiring and firing of the charter officers, and the development of community land policies.
Residents in Sunny Isles Beach enjoy a K-8 school, free shuttle service, and 11 community parks, including a community center at Pelican Community Park, offering athletic and recreation programs, cultural events, fitness memberships, and facility rentals.
Sunny Isles Beach is home to a variety of businesses including retail stores, restaurants, hotels, real estate, medical offices and parking concessions.
We are committed to making Sunny Isles Beach a safe and beautiful place to live, work and visit. Our dedicated staff is proud to serve a World-Class City.
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