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Business Maintenance of Public Areas

Let's keep the Beautiful in the City Beautiful 

photo of walkway along the Mile

For the section of the City’s Municode which provides details on maintenance responsibilitiesPlease note that Code Enforcement may assess fines if the public right-of-way is not maintained. 


""The City of Coral Gables is proud to be known as The City Beautiful. We all benefit from a well-kept, clean and litter-free business district... itinvitingincreases property values, and attracts even more businesseand people. Letaldoupart to keep the business district beautiful. Coral Gables will continue to assist in keeping our streets clean by having a regular presence and servicing City trash cans daily. However, we want to remind commercial property and business owners that they also must maintain the area in the front and back of their property. To help you, weve put together an outline of maintenance responsibilities per City Code that apply to all property/business owners in the City.

What is a property/business owner’s responsibility by area?

Property and business owners need to maintain their property/business. They must also maintain the front and entire length of the property up to where the street begins, as well as the area behind the property to the midpoint of the alley.

What maintenance is required?

  • Pick-up litter and trash daily from the pedestrian area, green spaces and parking lanes in front of the business
  • Pressure clean sidewalks at least four times a year or more as needed. Do not pressure clean on Miracle Mile or Giralda Plaza*
  • Pressure clean façades as needed 
  • Mow the grass
  • Remove gum
  • Remove weeds and plant debris
  • Repair damaged sidewalks (For more information, including permitting, call Public Works at 305-460-5000)

We’re here to help. If there are safety issues that require immediate attention, please call 305-442-1600.

There are greater responsibilities for properties with maintenance covenants. To search for existing covenants, visit, and enter the property address. Please confirm there are no covenants with the Public Works Department, call 305-460-5000 or email    

Giralda Plaza pavers

*Specific maintenance and cleaning standards apply to the Miracle Mile and Giralda Plaza Streetscape areas.


Miracle Mile and Giralda Plaza are the centerpieces of Downtown Coral Gables. Let’s do our part to keep these beautiful streets points-of-pride. As a property/business owner, you are responsible for maintaining the pedestrian areas in front of your business. Here are some guidelines to maintain the beauty of our unique pavers and walkways.


  • Do pick up litter and trash in the pedestrian area in front of your store on a daily basis
  • Do remove gum from pavers in front of your business
  • Do clean high-traffic areas regularly to prevent staining of the pavers using mild detergent (e.g. dishwashing soap) and a deck brush or horizontal power scrubber
  • Do rinse the pavers well after cleaning to prevent dirty water from staining them
  • Do ensure all street furniture used on the sidewalk is City-approved
  • Do report any streetscape maintenance issues (broken or damaged pavers, graffiti, damaged streetscape furniture, lighting, etc.) to 786-920-3499


  • Don’t pressure clean the pavers
  • Don’t allow spills to remain on pavers (they will cause stains)
  • Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom, grout or tub cleaners to clean the pavers or benches
  • Don’t use general-purpose cleaners such as vinegar, bleach, or ammonia
  • Don’t use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone
  • Don’t use scouring powders or abrasives, they will scratch the surface
  • Don’t use a leaf blower to clear the sidewalk