September 20, 2016
Miami Beach special master Enrique Zamora doled out big fines for short-term violators on Monday. The special master determined that the 33 cases heard on Monday broke the city’s regulations, and gave the violators 30 days to 120 days to pay more than $105,000 in fines for 13 properties. The special master’s ruling can be appealed to the circuit court, director of Code Compliance Hernan Cardeno told The Real Deal. In December, the city commission voted to increase short-term rental fines, which previously ranged from $500 to $7,500, to first-time citations now starting at $20,000, then doubling and tripling for subsequent violations. Code currently allows for vacation and short-term rentals in specific zoning districts and bans them in all single-family homes….