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Can you recommend an attorney to me?
If a covenant is a Unity of Title, do I provide an Opinion of Title?
What do I need to show the City Attorney in order to obtain approval of a covenant?
Can the City Attorney provide legal advice to a citizen, or handle a legal matter on an individual’s behalf?
Does the City handle landlord/tenant matters?
Where is the Coral Gables Branch of the Dade County Court?
What are the hours of the City Attorney’s Office?
What is the fax number of the City Attorney’s Office?
Q: Can you recommend an attorney to me?
A:
We are not allowed to recommend attorneys, but refer callers to the Florida Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-342-8011.
Q: If a covenant is a Unity of Title, do I provide an Opinion of Title?
A:

The Opinion of Title is only required if the property has been owned for more than one year and half from the date the covenant is submitted.

If the property has been owned for less than one year and half, please submit the following:

- recorded warranty deed    - property tax statement    - utility bill

Q: What do I need to show the City Attorney in order to obtain approval of a covenant?
A:
Always have one fully executed original of each covenant, together with the filing fee (Cashier’s Check or Money Order) payable to the City of Coral Gables, in addition to the following specific requirements depending on the type of covenant that is needed: If a covenant is for an encroachment over public right-of-way (driveway, landscaping, sign or awning etc...), please follow the instructions provided in the link for the City of Coral Gables Encroachment & Restrictive Covenant Agreements Insurance Requirements.
Q: Can the City Attorney provide legal advice to a citizen, or handle a legal matter on an individual’s behalf?
A:
The City Attorney represents the City of Coral Gables City Commission and its administration in all legal matters, and therefore, it would be unethical and inappropriate to provide legal advice in private matters. If a citizen is seeking legal advice in a private legal matter, we suggest they contact their own attorney.
Q: Does the City handle landlord/tenant matters?
A:
Miami-Dade County has jurisdiction over landlord/tenant matters may be reached at 305-375-5656. For information on eviction procedures, contact the Dade County Evictions Section at 305-375-1025.
Q: Where is the Coral Gables Branch of the Dade County Court?
A:
The Coral Gables Branch is located at 3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida 33134, and their telephone number is 305-275-1155.
Q: What are the hours of the City Attorney’s Office?
A:
The Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Q: What is the fax number of the City Attorney’s Office?
A:
305-460-5264