Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian received the keys to North Miami yesterday ... in a ceremony that reportedly started AN HOUR after it was supposed to ... because the girls were running late.
When they finally made it to the ceremony, Kim and Kourtney thanked the city for the honor ... and for allowing them to shoot their reality show in town.
North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre introduced the girls ... and remarked, "What can you say about the Kardashians that we don't already know? Three of the hardest working people in the business ... Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney ... we are honored by your presence."
Khloe was not at the ceremony -- she's in L.A. shooting "X Factor."