Right of Way Dedications

Are you applying for a building permit, and the plan review says you need to obtain a right-of-way dedication? The City of Miami continuously assesses street widths to adjust for increased traffic, adequate public access, and to accommodate emergency vehicles, and a right-of-way dedication ensures that your deed reflects these updates. 

View Sample Right of Way Deed

View sample of sketch & legal description for right of way deed


Collect Documents

We have created a check list of all the documents you need for a right-of-way dedication.
NOTE: All documents must be hard-copy originals.

View Check List

In order to complete this check list, you will need to know:

  • Is There a Mortgage on the Property? 
  • Ownership type: If property is owned individually (by a person/people, rather than a partnership or company), by a corporation or company, by a partnership, by an off-shore corporation (e.g. Netherland Antilles), or in a trust.

Submit Complete Package for Review

Once you have collected all of the required documents, please submit complete, hard-copy "Right of Way Dedication" package (in-person) to:

The Department of Resilience and Public Works (Survey Section)
Miami Riverside Center -  444 SW 2nd Ave, 7th Floor
Miami, FL 
Phone: 305-416-1262

NOTE: The Public Works staff will review this package with you in-person to check for completeness.

Await Review

  • You will be notified within two to four weeks if your package complies with the requirements or if revisions are required.
  • If revisions are required, you must address the comments and re-submit. 

Collect Deed

After your complete documentation is in order, the Right of Way Deed will be prepared, and once ready, you will be notified to pick it up (usually two to four weeks after initial review) at the above address. Staff will explain any additional, important details. 

Execute Your Deed

Once you have picked up your Right of Way deed, you must sign it and have it notarized and witnessed.

Return Deed

After your Right of Way deed has been properly executed, return it to the above address in-person (do not mail or drop off this document). This satisfies the dedication requirement.