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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Public Works Permits

The department has launched a new e-permitting application. This new web tool is a one-stop shop for contractors, engineers, planners, etc. to submit, pay and track their Public Works permit applications.

24-hour Notification

A 24-hour notification shall be made to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works when a site or job is ready for construction for which a permit has been granted. Failure to submit a notification may result in the issuance of a Civil Summons.

Please be advised that effective March 9, 2020 the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will be conducting reviews for future projects that require underground work and may fall within contaminated areas of the Miami-Dade County right-of-way. In the event the proposed work falls within a contaminated zone or right-of-way, a soil management plan must be submitted to and approved by RER (DERM) prior to final permit approval.

Block Party Permits

Learn how to apply for a Block Party Permit, and regulations regarding the permit.

Inspection Requests & More

Depending on the work you'll be doing, there are different documents that you will need to access and forms you will need to complete.

Memorial Markers

Memorial markers can be installed at the cost of $200, and the Department can make the sign at a charge of $100. Read more about how to request a memorial marker.

What Utility Companies Should Know

Prior to the start of any other type of construction on the County's public rights-of-way, the Utility shall, pursuant to the requirements of existing or subsequently enacted County ordinances, obtain all permits from, and where applicable pay all fees to Miami-Dade County. The utility must comply at all times with all policies, procedures and directives of Miami-Dade County prior to the installation, placement or removal of any:

  • Conduits
  • Cables
  • Pole
  • Pole lines
  • Facilities
  • Appurtenances

E-permitting for Utility Companies

Types of Utility Permits

For installation or repair of sanitary and storm sewers, water lines, gas lines, buried electric, telephone, CATV or other underground utilities

  • For installation of poles or down guys for overhead utilities
  • Installation of new traffic signals(Includes signals, poles and all incidental wiring and interconnects)
  • For upgrade or modification of existing traffic signals (includes signals, poles, and all incidental wiring and interconnects)
  • Street lights  

Call Before You Dig

Sunshine State One Call 811 to find out what's below before you dig.

Protection of Underground utilities: In connection with excavation in the public rights-of-way, utilities, where applicable, shall comply with the requirements of Article XIII.5 of Chapter 21 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.

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