Engineering

Responsibilities

The Division is responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining the City's public right-of-ways. It is also responsible for issuing right-of-way work permits and inspecting all construction taking place there. In addition, it processes plats for new subdivisions and determines street right-of-way dimensions.

Applying for Permits

Site Improvement or Site Development Permit Applications

  • Three original sets of plans signed and sealed by a State of Florida Certified Professional Engineer.
  • Plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Pavement Markings and Signage Plan
    • Paving and Drainage Plan
    • Site Plan
    • Stormwater Protection Plan
    • Utility Installation Plan
    • Property Survey with elevations.

Please note: plan sheets described above must show all Right-of-Way characteristics such as right-of-way lines, sidewalks, drop sidewalks, swales, approaches, shoulder parking, curbs, drop curbs, edge of pavement, medians, manholes, utility valves, fire hydrants, light poles, traffic controllers, trees, utility cabinets, utility poles, etc.

  • A Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan
  • Electronic copy of the plans. Electronic copy can be submitted in a disk, flash drive, or via email.
  • Copy of Contractor's License
  • Proof of Contractor's Liability Insurance (The City of Hialeah must be named as an additional insured on the policy)

Utility Installation Permit Applications

  • Copy of Contractor's License
  • Details of the utility being installed such as type of material, length, diameter, etc.
  • Electronic copy of the plans. Electronic copy can be submitted in a disk, flash drive, or via email
  • A Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan
  • A minimum of two measurements (one north/south and one east/west) to the proposed utility installation from any fixed Right-of-Way item such as:
    • Center line
    • Curb
    • Edge of pavement
    • Sidewalk
    • Right-of-Way line
    • etc.
  • Plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Approaches
    • Curbs
    • Drop Curbs
    • Drop Sidewalks
    • Edge of Pavement
    • Fire Hydrants
    • Light Poles
    • Manholes
    • Medians
    • Right-of-Way Line
    • Shoulder Parking
    • Sidewalks
    • Swales
    • Traffic Controllers
    • Trees
    • Utility Cabinets
    • Utility Poles
    • Utility Valves
  • Proof of Contractor's Liability Insurance (The City of Hialeah must be named as an additional insured on the policy)
  • Right-of-Way characteristics such as Three original sets of plans signed and sealed by a State of Florida Certified Professional Engineer.