The Engineering Section of the Department of Sustainable Development oversees the engineering aspects of the City’s development review and permitting process to ensure development projects and urban infrastructure improvements are evaluated based on availability of services, and are constructed in accordance with applicable engineering standards, building codes, and environmental regulations, and vetted through appropriate permitting agencies. The work involved includes evaluation of on-site and roadway geometry, grading, drainage, safe and adequate access, impacts of construction operations, dedication of right-of-ways, provision for easements, review and coordination of storm water, sanitary sewer and surface reconstruction design as well as review, inspection and issuance of engineering permits within the City’s right-of-ways and administration of franchise utility permits.
Each project is very important to us. In an effort to maintain exceptional service during this high-volume period and allocate the resources needed to perform the reviews and inspections in a timely manner, we are incorporating the following actions to help streamline the engineering review process:
- Each Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. “Professional Day,” appointments will be available by scheduling one-day in advance – Please call 954-828-5232.
- Engineering permit inquiries for less complex matters (10 minutes or less) may be addressed every Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- To get an Engineering permit status update, please go to https://ebiz.fortlauderdale.gov/egovplus/permit/perm_status.aspx or call 954-828-5232. In order to remain efficient and focused on plan reviews, we ask that you please refrain from contacting Engineering plans reviewers directly.
We appreciate your patience while we continue to make improvements to execute the reviews more efficiently and bring in additional resources. It has been our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your continued support while we strive to improve our services to meet your needs.
The following documents are forms most commonly associated with engineering permit types:
Application for Utility Service
- Flow Test Application (processed through Water Billing – - 1st Floor, City Hall)
- Hydrant, Fire Service Tap, Domestic and Irrigation Meter Application
Capital Expansion Fees
- Capital Expansion Fees Calculation
- Guidelines for Calculating ERC's
- Ordinance No. C-05-21 for Capital Expansion Fees
City Engineering Standard Details
- City Right of Way Work Standard Detail
- City Right of Way Driveway Plan Detail Sheets
- City Sewer Standard Detail
- City Storm Drainage Standard Detail
- City Water Standard Detail
Communications Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way
Crane Placement the Public Right-of-Way
- Crane Operation in Right of Way Hold Harmless Agreement
- Crane Operation in Right of Way Permit Requirements
- Crane Operation Specifications
Dedicated Public Right-of-Way Easements
- Instructions For Public Dedicating
- Attorney's Opinion of Title
- Joinder, Consent and Partial Release by Mortgagee/Lienholder
- Right of Way, Sidewalk, Utilities, Drainage Easement
- Demolition Hold Harmless Fillable Form
- Demolition Permitting Checklist with Tree Protection (exterior)
Final Survey Checklists
- Final Survey Checklist for Multifamily and Commercial Development (Required for submittal of Final Survey)
- Final Survey Checklist for Residential New Construction and/or Addition/Renovations (Required for submittal of Final Survey)
Franchise Utility Permit Forms
- Maintenance Declaration Instructions
- Maintenance Declaration Model Document
- Maintenance Declaration - Word Format
Miscellaneous Engineering Forms
- Engineering Permit Application
- Engineering Requirements for Private Providers
- Landscaping in the Right of Way
- Mitigation Letter (construction debris)
- Water, Wastewater, Stormwater Ordinance
- Temporary Structure Affidavit
Pet Waste Dispensers
The City has developed LauderStreet, a mobile friendly searchable map that provides location-specific information about road and sidewalk closures in the City's right-of-way. When applying for an MOT in the City, you can use LauderStreet as a planning tool to see if there are any current or upcoming closures at the same location during the times and dates you are submitting an MOT for. By avoiding overlapping road closures and working together we can reduce traffic impacts in the City.
LauderStreet features location-specific information on each closure such as the reason for the closure, duration of the closure and in many cases, detour information. The map links directly to Google’s traffic layer, allowing users to see the impact a closure is having on traffic. Please click here to view LauderStreet today!
- Dennis Girisgen, Land Development Manager, 954-828-5123, DGirisgen@fortlauderdale.gov
- Enelise Michaels, Project Engineer, 954-828-4653, EMichaels@fortlauderdale.gov
- Judy Johnson, Administrative Assistant I, 954-828-6159, JJohnson@fortlauderdale.gov
- Nadege Thompson, Service Clerk, 954-828-5232, NThompson@fortlauderdale.gov
- Raymond Meyer, Project Engineer, 954-828-5048, RMeyer@fortlauderdale.gov