Right of Way Dedications

Are you applying for a building permit, and the plan review says you need to obtain a right-of-way dedication? The City of Miami continuously assesses street widths to adjust for increased traffic, adequate public access, and to accommodate emergency vehicles, and a right-of-way dedication ensures that your deed reflects these updates. 

View Sample Right of Way Deed

View sample of sketch & legal description for right of way deed


Collect Documents

We have created a check list of all the documents you need for a right-of-way dedication.
NOTE: All documents must be hard-copy originals.

View Check List

In order to complete this check list, you will need to know:

  • Is There a Mortgage on the Property? 
  • Ownership type: If property is owned individually (by a person/people, rather than a partnership or company), by a corporation or company, by a partnership, by an off-shore corporation (e.g. Netherland Antilles), or in a trust.

Submit Complete Package for Review

Once you have collected all of the required documents, please submit the complete Right-of-Way Dedication package by email to Jennifer Vallejos at jvallejos@miamigov.com. In your email state the intentions to submit documents for a right-of-way dedication deed, include the name of the contact person, email address and telephone number.

Await Review

  • You will be notified within two to four weeks if your package complies with the requirements or if revisions are required.
  • If revisions are required, you must address the comments and re-submit. 

Collect Deed

After your complete documentation is in order, the Right-of-Way Deed will be prepared, and once ready, it will be emailed to you (usually two to four weeks after initial review).

Execute Your Deed

Once you have received your deed by email, you must print it, sign it and have it notarized and witnessed.

Return Deed

After your Right of Way deed has been properly executed, return it to the above address in-person (do not mail or drop off this document). Once the deed is accepted by City Commission, the dedication requirement will be satisfied.