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The Stormwater Utility was established in accordance with Miami-Dade County Ordinance 91-66. That ordinance required all municipalities in the county to establish stormwater management programs of their own or to be included in the county's utility in response to Federal and State requirements. The Utility funds, designs and constructs, operates, and maintains all City-owned stormwater drainage facilities in the public right-of-way. For more information regarding the Stormwater Utility please visit the Streets & Stormwater page.
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No, the swale area is the first line of defense against flooding. Water is intended to be in this area and paving compounds the flooding condition.
The city only trims trees when they are creating an unsafe condition for the public or damaging underground utilities, in which case this must be documented by the utility. Routine maintenance trimming for appearance is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
Driveway approaches serve the private property owners, regardless of the property use. (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) The individual owners are responsible to maintain these approaches.
Miami-Dade County is responsible for all traffic control devices. This includes stop signs, traffic lights, speed limit signs, no parking, school zone, etc.For more information please view Miami Dade Public Works or contact them by phone at 305-468-5900.
The Stormwater Utility Fee pays the cost of operating, maintaining, and constructing stormwater infrastructure. Under City Ordinance, all developed properties within the City's municipal boundaries are required to pay this fee. No developed properties are exempted from it. For more information please view the City Ordinances.
Residential properties pay the fee per dwelling unit per month. Nonresidential properties pay at a rate of $2.50 per 1664 square feet of impervious area per month. Impervious area is typically the building floor print on the ground and paved parking lot.
Since the Stormwater Fee is billed as part of the Water and Sewer bill, nonpayment of any portion of that bill can result in water service being disconnect from the property receiving the bill. This can be done in accordance with Florida Statutes.
To get the storm drain in your street cleaned call the Streets Department at 305-687-2611. The City has ongoing storm drain cleaning program to address both routine maintenance and emergency needs.
Yes, all construction work needs to be reviewed and inspected to assure it complies with current construction standards. Call the Streets Department Engineering Division for information on how to obtain permits at 305-687-2611.