Resilience and Public Works

Top Services

The Department of Resilience and Public Works (RPW) is responsible for engineering design and technical standards, permitting and regulation of construction of right-of-way improvements. As custodians of the public repairs and maintains City streets, alleys, sidewalks, curbs, drainage, bridges, and canals, within the public right-of-way. Integrating sustainable practices and climate resilience into daily operations.



Department Head

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Juvenal Santana, P.E., CFM

All standards for design and construction, previously found on the City’s website, have been updated as of September 24, 2020.

To obtain the City’s current engineering design and construction standards from the Department of Resilience and Public Works, please contact us at:

Maintenance Operations Division

The Maintenance Operations Division is composed of four different teams: Street Maintenance, Storm Water Maintenance, Tree Maintenance, and Landscaping/Mowing Maintenance.

Services include report a pothole, tree trimming/pruning (on public property), or stormdrain cleaningStreet Maintenance's team


Street Maintenance

The Street Maintenance duties are to receive and process complaints. Perform repairs of damaged pavement, potholes, sidewalks, curbs, swales and fill trash holes.

Tree Maintenance The Tree Maintenance team duties are to receive and process complaints. They perform trimming of trees, debris removal, planting, stump removal and tree removal.


Mowing Maintenance

The Landscaping/Mowing Maintenance team duties are to receive and process complaints. They perform day-to-day maintenance to city streetscape and right-of-way area.


Storm Maintenance

The Storm Water Maintenance team duties are to receive and process complaints. They perform cleaning and removing debris of storm water inlets and pipes, and outfalls. Perform minor repairs of storm drainage systems, damaged inlets and pipes, frames and covers.

Survey Division:

Phone: 305-416-1232


PLATTING PROCESS:Accepts and reviews Tentative Plat applications. Prepares agenda for the Plat and Street Committee. Reviews subdivision improvement agreements, alley closure and reconfiguration. Indemnification agreements and indemnification and hold harmless agreements.Reviews Final Plats. Prepares legislation for City Commission action. Sends the Final Plat to Miami-Dade County for its recordation. 

Accepts and reviews information provided by the owner. Reviews the sketch and legal descriptions. Prepares and processes the right-of-way deeds. Records the right-of-way deeds in the Public Records of Miami-Dade County. Prepares and sends legislation to the City of Miami Commission for acceptance. 

Establishes and maintains a net work of horizontal and vertical control points. Performs topographic surveys. Line and Grade staking of City of Miami Base Building Line for sidewalks, curbs and gutters related to building permits. 

Provides right-of- way widths, bench mark elevations, plat information, location of base building lines, etc. to architects, engineers, surveyors and the general public. When processing a building permit base building lines will be established by the Public Works plan reviewers. Maintains records and documents concerning the public right-of-way. Updates City of Miami Atlas sheets with Recorded Deed information. 

Development Roadways and Plans


Phone, 305-416-1200


Get a Public Works Covenant/Agreement

Summary of Duties:

  • Conduct engineering plan reviews for land development/building permit related applications.
  • Subdivision related properties: performs reviews of tentative plat submittals, prepares estimates of subdivision improvement bond, performs reviews of subdivision right of way improvement engineering plans, prepares subdivision improvement bond agreements, prepares hold harmless agreements, conducts assessment of subdivision improvement completion, performs reviews of subdivision improvement as-built surveys, administer subdivision improvement bonds.
  • Conducts reviews and recommendations for plans submitted by Capital Improvement and Transportation Program, Miami-Dade County, and Florida Department of Transportation.
  • Conducts Line and Grade inspections including set back inspection on behalf of Zoning Department. Inspects right of way conditions in conjunction to the approved plans and Engineering Standards and Bulletins.
  • Prepares, processes and administers covenants and various city agreements and waivers which include:
    1. Non-standard right of way improvements
    2. Temporary encroachments
    3. Sidewalk postponement
    4. Dedication waiver
    5. Perpetual easements
    6. Subdivision improvement bond agreement.
    7. Hold harmless agreement.
  • Establishes process criteria for plan reviews, inspections, covenant application and various legal agreements.
  • Handles a variety of public contact information involving complaints and problem resolution, technical or engineering issues.
  • Recommends resolutions to the Public Works Director on all issues related to plan reviews, inspections, covenant applications.
  • Develops engineering standard details (new standards and modification/improvements to existing standards) to be incorporated into City of Miami Public Works Engineering Standard Details.
  • Conducts and Chairs Plat and Street Committee monthly meetings for reviews of tentative plats of subdivisions and recommendations to the Zoning board for right of way vacation.
  • Process and administers telecommunications agreements/registrations.
  • Conduct review of Planning and Zoning hearing board plans.


If you're looking for Resilience and Sustainability (Climate Change and The City of Miami), you can find that department page here.