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Public Works Permits

Subject to all applicable provisions of Miami-Dade County, a utility company may perform all necessary work to construct, occupy and maintain its facilities. The utility must comply at all times with all policies, procedures and directives of the Public Works and Waste Management Department, prior to the installation, placement or removal of any:

  • conduits
  • cables
  • pole
  • pole lines
  • facilities
  • appurtenances

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 $100, and the Department can make the sign at a charge of $50. 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 the Public Works and Waste Management Department.

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  

24-hour Notification

The required 24-hour notification shall be made to Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department when the work for which a permit is granted is ready for construction. Failure to submit a notification may result in the issuance of a Civil Summons.

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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