Public Works & Engineering

The Public Works and Engineering Department is organized into office administration staff, management personnel and five divisions: (1) Solid Waste; (2) Streets and Landscaping; (3) Building Maintenance; (4) Equipment Maintenance (Motor Pool); and (5) Engineering and Construction. Each division plays a critical role in providing comprehensive services to maintain and improve the needs of the city, as well as providing support to all city departments and divisions.

MISSION

To support and enhance a high quality of life for the City's residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote public safety, transportation and economic growth; To respond and aid in recovery from emergencies by providing and managing public works services; To foster effective oversight of the Department of Public Works including Engineering and Construction, Street Services, Street Lighting and Solid Waste.

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR FUNCTION

The department’s office administration staff and management is the key line of communication for all inquiries on department’s services and resources. The department’s office administration staff tends to a wide range of residents’ inquiries, such as solid waste collection schedules, water and sewer utilities, street light outages, traffic light malfunctions, damaged traffic signs, road hazards, construction activities, mosquito control, Miami Dade County recycling program, and others. The office administration and management staff handles department events and administers the budget for all divisions, documents and reports payrolls, processes requisitions for vendors’ purchase orders and monitors Public Works Department’s staff attendance. The department’s management personnel oversee all department functions and manpower and obtains bids, negotiates and administers contracts for outsourcing services.

Dead Animal Reporting
If you encounter a dead animal, please dial 311 to report the exact location of the animal. You can also receive a confirmation number of your report.