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% (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.

Our Response to COVID-19

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. 

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.
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