Home Rule Charter Amendment Approved

On November 3, 2020, the voters of Miami-Dade County approved the Home Rule Charter Amendment to establish an independent Office of the Inspector General (OIG). By a favorable margin of 78.40 percent (753,902 “Yes” votes to 268,848 “No” votes) the OIG is now officially established in the Home Rule Charter.

Created by ordinance, before the Charter Amendment was adopted, the OIG could have been abolished by a 2/3 vote of the entire County Commission. By inserting the OIG into the Home Rule Charter, any effort to abolish the OIG will now be subject to a referendum question being submitted to the voters. By approving this Charter Amendment, the voters have given this watchdog agency greater independence to perform its mission. We are grateful for the support.

Stay Informed, Stay Connected

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, we are implementing certain procedures to ensure the health and safety of the general public and our staff. Until further notice, our downtown office in the Overtown Transit Village will be closed to the public, however, the OIG is fully operational using electronic communication. Our staff is available by phone or email during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • If you would like to report fraud or need to speak to someone from our office, please call our main number 305-375-1946 and leave a brief message with your name and telephone and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.
  • If you wish to speak to one of our Special Agents directly during our regular office hours, please leave a detailed message at 305-375-1946 and your call will be returned within the next business day.
  • Deliveries sent to and from our office will be limited and must be coordinated prior to execution. Please call 305-375-1946 to coordinate all deliveries.
Our office is equipped to continue to work in an orderly and effective fashion in order to provide the best service available. We appreciate your patience.

Ensuring Honesty and Efficiency

Autonomous and independent, the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was created by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as a watchdog over County practices. Through three distinct yet overlapping functions – audits, investigations and legal/contract oversight – the OIG investigates fraud, waste and abuse, rendering findings based on facts and evidence.

Report Fraud

If you believe you've witnessed County government fraud, waste, abuse of power or mismanagement, report it to the Office of the Inspector General. You may choose to remain anonymous.
Report Fraud