The Public Works Department is a large, full service, multi-disciplinary organization providing a vast array of infrastructure services, including: sanitary sewers; storm water control systems; transportation improvements; right-of-way maintenance; landscaping and tree succession planning; and sustainable resource management. The Department is represented by a multitude of professional and licensed/certified disciplines that strives to provide excellent customer service to residents, the business community and other City departments through various divisions:
The Automotive Division provides a safe, reliable and attractive fleet of vehicles and equipment suitable to the functions of the City’s departments at a competitive cost.
The Central Division provides customer service to the public and other departments. Oversees the routing of all voice and written communications and requests to the appropriate divisions within the department, other City departments, and external agencies. Support staff enters requests into the GovQA system for action, follow-up and record purposes.
The Engineering 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.
Phone: 305-460-5025 or 305-460-5026
The Landscape Services Division staff consisting of certified arborists, landscape architects, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals are responsible for the City’s urban forest management which includes the planting of new trees and ongoing pruning and maintenance of approximately 40,000 existing trees and palms on City properties and rights of way. The division is also responsible for the landscape maintenance and meticulous beautification of approximately 370 green spaces, parks, parking lots, streetscape plazas, and open areas within the City limits, concentrating on planting design and maintenance, irrigation repair, fertilization and pest control. The Division manages permitting for tree removals and replacements and coordinates tree removals and replacements with City arborists and contractors. The licensed landscape architects in the division review plans for development and renovation of public and private properties within the City, working closely with the planning department, parks department, and development services departments to participate in public design review boards, community meetings, board of architects reviews, permitting, and construction inspection City-wide. The director and assistant director of the division also serve as liaisons between the City and the Landscape Beautification Advisory board, consisting of community members who actively contribute ideas for Citywide landscape planning and improvements, as well as host a yearly Arbor Day celebration held in City schools to provide educational opportunities to children and the public about landscape benefits and environmental education.
R.O.W. Maintenance & Enforcement Division
The R.O.W. Maintenance & Enforcement Division provides essential services such as street sweeping, roadway/sidewalk repairs. The division also maintains canals and bridges.
The Sanitation Division 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.
Phone: 305-460-5346 or 305-460-5135
Instructions to Report a Missed Single Family Home Pickup
If you have a missed pick up, for quickest response, we recommend you use the Coral Gables app or report online . If you do not have access to a computer, you may call (305) 460-5346.
The Sustainable Public Infrastructure Division is comprised of the City’s transportation planning & engineering, sustainability and facilities sections 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.
Facilities Operations aims to provide "best in class" support- ensuring clean, comfortable, safe, and effective facilities are provided to meet the needs of the City of Coral Gables Residents and Guests and the professional staff and support systems that serve them. Facilities Operations is comprised of administrative and trades personnel covering a wide variety of areas in support of the mission of the City of Coral Gables. The responsibility of this unit is to provide a physical environment that will enable our City to accomplish its broader goals and strategic plans. This environment consists of all City owned buildings, plazas, entrance ways, fountains and streetlights. This section initiates repair orders from the internal and external community and oversees all routine buildings and structures maintenance functions. This division is also involved in the implementation of sustainability initiatives pertaining to energy and water conservation. Facilities Operations is in charge of all maintenance and compliance for city owned life safety, mechanical, electrical, elevator and HVAC systems citywide. The Facilities team assists in City sponsored special events and cultural arts installations.
The Utilities Division provides operation, maintenance and compliance for the City's sanitary sewer collection and storm water systems.
Public Works Department
2800 S.W. 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed holidays and weekends