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

  • Streets Department Permit Application
  • Three original sets of plans signed and sealed by a State of Florida Certified Professional Engineer.  Plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Property Survey with elevations
    • Site Plan
    • Paving and Drainage Plan
    • Utility Installation Plan
    • Right-of-Way Restoration Plan
    • Pavement Markings and Signage Plan
    • Stormwater Protection Plan
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan

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.

  • Electronic copy of the plans (Electronic copy can be submitted in a disk, flash drive, or via email.)  Electronic plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Property Survey with elevations
    • Site Plan
    • Paving and Drainage Plan
    • Utility Installation Plan
    • Right-of-Way Restoration Plan
    • Pavement Markings and Signage Plan
    • Stormwater Protection Plan
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan

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.

  • 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

  • Streets Department Permit Application
  • Copy of approved Communications Provider Registration Form
  • Three original sets of plans signed and sealed by a State of Florida Certified Professional Engineer.  Plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Utility Installation Plan containing the following:
      • Details of the utility being installed such as type of material, length, diameter, etc.
      • 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.
    • Right-of-Way Restoration Plan
    • Stormwater Protection Plan
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan

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.

  • Electronic copy of the plans (Electronic copy can be submitted in a disk, flash drive, or via email.)  Electronic plans must contain the following (to scale):
    • Utility Installation Plan containing the following:
      • Details of the utility being installed such as type of material, length, diameter, etc.
      • 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.
    • Right-of-Way Restoration Plan
    • Stormwater Protection Plan
    • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan

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.

  • 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.)