The Public Works Department strives to provide quality customer service to residents, the business community and other City Departments through its various divisions:
The division provides customer service to the public and other departments. It oversees the routing of all voice and written communications to the appropriate division within the Department or external agencies. Support staff enters citizens' requests into the EDEN Customer Service module for action and follow-up.
The division provides engineering and architectural services for the City using a combination of in-house personnel and outside consultants for various projects (paving, drainage, sanitary sewers, force mains, traffic, etc.). The division reviews plans, issues permits and inspects construction in the public right-of-way consisting of roadways, waterways and easements.
Facilities Maintenance Division
The division provides maintenance to City facilities, parks, entrances, fountains, plazas and streetlights. The division is also responsible for providing remodeling and routine maintenance.
The division provides operation, maintenance and compliance for the City's sanitary sewer collection and storm water systems.
R.O.W. Maintenance & Enforcement Division
The division provides essential services such as street sweeping, roadway/sidewalk repairs, pressure cleaning. The division also maintains canals and bridges.
Transportation, Sustainability & Sanitation Division
The Transportation and Sustainability Section is composed of the City’s transportation planning & engineering and sustainability groups who are responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and comprehensive, long- term multi-modal transportation plan and sustainability plan for the City of Coral Gables. The Division coordinates assigned activities with other departmental divisions, City departments and outside agencies.
The Section coordinates the Public Works development review process internally and externally and insures that development projects incorporate sustainable development features. The Division administers a Transportation Concurrency Management System to evaluate redevelopment impact to the transportation network as well as develops a balanced multimodal network for all users.
Advocacy for programs, policies, and actions by government, citizen, businesses, and institutions that improve the long-term environmental, social, and economic viability of Coral Gables is also a key function of the Section.
The Sanitation Section strives to provide high quality friendly service that ensures that the public receives excellent waste collection service while minimizing environmental impacts. The Division provides three separate waste collection services to approximately 11,000 single family homes; recycling, garbage and yard waste. Back door recycling service is provided once weekly, back door garbage twice weekly, and curbside yard waste collection once each week.
Landscape Services Division
The Landscape Services Division is responsible for the landscape maintenance programs for City properties, including selected public rights of way, parks, City buildings, and parking lots. The Division is also responsible for landscape installation and tree maintenance programs for the City. Tree trimming, irrigation maintenance/repair, fertilization, pest control, and landscape plant and tree installation, is either performed by or managed by this Division. Private contractors are used where appropriate to provide these services under the strict supervision of Division personnel. Inspections for the City's tree removal permitting process are also made by the Landscape Services Division.
The Division provides staff, equipment, and equipment operators for over twenty City-sponsored special events throughout the year such as the 4th of July Fireworks at the Biltmore, the Coral Gables Farmers Market, the Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Junior Orange Bowl Parade.
The Division provides staff, equipment, and equipment operators for emergency operations and cleanup after hurricanes and major storm events.
Right-of-Way Permits and Inspections: 305-460-5025
City of Coral Gables
Public Works Department
2800 S.W. 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed holidays and weekends