Frequently Asked Questions (Engineering Division)

Does the City of Sweetwater maintain water lines, water mains and sewer mains in the City?

No, all water and sanitary sewer utilities are maintained by Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Department. If you have a problem with your water service or sanitary sewer service you'll need to contact the Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Department at customer service number  305-665-7477.

 

Which roads in the City of Sweetwater responsible for maintaining?

City only maintains public roads under City’s jurisdiction, not private roads.

Click here to view road allocations!

 

A sidewalk is damaged, who should I contact?

The City maintains all sidewalks along the public roads under City’s jurisdiction.  In any other case, please contact the management company that maintains the common areas of the location.  If unsure, please contact the Public Works Department at  305-221-0411 or email at  jennifer@cityofsweetwater.fl.gov.

 

Pavement markings on the road are worn out.  What can I do?

Call the Public Works Department office during business hours at  305-221-0411 and they will investigate and issue a service request to the proper agency.

 

There is a dead tree limb or tree in the City's public right-of-way. What can I do about it?

Call the Public Works Department office during business hours at  305-221-0411 and they will investigate and issue a service request to the proper agency.

 

Do I need a permit to remove or replace a tree from my front yard?

Call the Public Works Department office during business hours at  305-221-0411.

The Miami-Dade County, Regulatory and Economic Resources Department (RER), Tree Permitting Program regulates and enforces the removal and replacement of trees and forests. You may call the Miami-Dade County Tree Program at 305-372-6574 or click visit their website at http://www.miamidade.gov/ or click on this link to access their Tree Removal Permit Requirements at  Miami-Dade County Tree Removal Permits. http://www.miamidade.gov/permits/tree-removal.asp

If you need to remove, replacement and/or relocate a tree, these criteria need to be followed:

*          If the trees are in the City of Sweetwater public right-of-way, you are required to pull a permit from RER and from PWD.

*          If the trees are in County public right-of-way, you will need a permit from RER.

*          If the trees are in private property, depending on the type of tree, you will be required to have a permit from RER.

 

A streetlight is out or not working properly, who do I call to get it repaired?

Call the Engineering Division  office during business hours at  305-455-6585 or email us at engineering@citylofsweetwater.fl.gov  with a location so that we can investigate and report to the appropriate company for the repair.

 

A traffic signal is out or not working properly, who do I call for it to be repaired?

Miami Dade County owns and maintains all signal traffic lights within the City limits.  Call Miami Dade County at 311 to report this problem or call the City’s Engineering Division office during business hours at  305-455-6585 to have this reported to the City of Sweetwater Police and Miami Dade County.

 

There is a sign, tree, fence, etc. that obscures driver visibility at corner road intersections. What can I do about it?

Call the Engineering Division office during business hours at  305-455-6585  and they will investigate and issue a service request to the appropriate agency.