Planning & Grants

The Mission of the Aviation Planning, Land Use Compatibility and Grants Administration Division is as follows:

To plan for the timely and cost effective near, intermediate and long term improvement of the Miami-Dade County Airports to accommodate forecast aviation demand activity levels and meet changing market conditions, while assuring the preservation and protection of the airports systems capacity and meeting community needs by identifying and evaluating customer level of service needs, formulating alternative solutions, recommending and initiating programs, and interfacing with federal, state and local agencies for airport plan approvals, land-use and airspace compatibility and securing grant funds.

Attention Off-Airport Crane Operators

On September 19, 2013, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved Ordinance 13-92 instituting a fee for a Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) issued “Permissible Crane Height Determination”.  Effective October 1, 2013, the approved fees are $360 for a for a single point analysis (one set of GPS coordinates) and $25 for each additional set of GPS coordinates. Please ensure that you use the revised “Permissible Crane Height Determination Form” below which reflects the new fees. In addition the payment must be received prior to the issuance of the determination.  There are two methods of payment available:

(1) Credit Card - Contact Mr. Rick Shohfi from MDAD’s Finance Division at 305-876-0652 or at Note, the payment invoice number provided by our Finance Division must be indicated on MDAD’s Permissible Crane Height Determination Form.

(2) Check - Please indicate the following MDAD Finance Division Code on your check “MIACRN” to ensure proper receipt of payment. Mail payment along with a completed Permissible Crane Height Determination Form (see below) to the following P.O. Box address:

Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Aviation Planning Division
P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL

Alternatively, a requestor may bring in a payment to our office at 4200 N.W. 36th Street, Bldg. 5A, Suite 400, Miami, Florida. 

Should you have any questions please contact Mr. Ammad Riaz, Chief of Aviation Planning, at 305-876-7036 or at  For a complete list of fees, please see the PDF below.

For additional information e-mail us.

Fees & Forms

Contact Information

Airport Height And Land Use Zoning





MIA Airport City Environmental Assessment