Call the Collier County Road Maintenance Division at 252-8924 and provide a specific location of the problem. The Area Supervisor will investigate the situation to determine the severity and a priority will be given to schedule for repairs.
How often are the right-of-ways mowed in the rural areas of Collier County?
The rural areas of Collier County are mowed by Contract on a thirty (30) day cycle.
How often will my road be graded?
The Road Maintenance Division currently completes a grading cycle in approximately 3 to 4 months. Of course, there are a lot of variables involved in staying on this schedule. Weather, equipment failure, holidays and road conditions, all play a part in altering our cycle. If you should encounter some damage to your road between cycles, please call us at 252-8924.
I live on a private road and pay taxes, why won't the County pave/repair my road?
Collier County Road Maintenance is funded with gas sales taxes and is governed by the Florida Statutes. Florida Statutes, chapter 206, requires that gas sales taxes be used to maintain public or county property and rights-of-ways. Collier County Road Maintenance cannot work on private property without approval and alternate funding that comes from creating a Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU). Resolution Number 96-134 adopted March 12, 1996 is the Petition Process whereby citizens can petition the Board of Collier County Commissioners to create a MSTU.
My culvert pipe is stopped up, how can I get it opened?
If it is on a County right-of-way, call the Road Maintenance Division, at 252-8924. The Area Supervisor will investigate the situation to determine the severity and the priority it will be given. As soon as the appropriate equipment and man power is available your culvert will be opened. If it is found to be collapsed or rusted through it is the property owners responsibility to replace it.
There is a dead animal in the road, whom should I call?
The Road Maintenance Division (239-252-8924) will remove non-domesticated dead animals from County maintained roadways and County maintained right of ways.
Domestic Animal Services DAS (239-252-PETS(7387) will pick up dead domestic animals and attempt to identify and contact the owner.
There's litter all over the road, who do I call to get it removed?
You can call the Road Maintenance Division at, 252-8924. As soon as possible, we will send someone out to have it removed. If it is someone's trash in front of their private property call the Code Enforcement Division at 252-2440.
There's water standing in my swales/ditch, what will the county do about it?
It depends, swales are supposed to retain water. The situation will be evaluated and our findings relayed back to you.
What are the requirements to apply for a Right-of-Way permit?
For residential permits the applicant needs a copy of the property boundary survey, the application fee and a filled out Right-of-Way application form. If you need additional information please contact the Right-of-Way Permitting Division at 252-2400.
For commercial permits, the applicant needs to sets of signed and sealed plans, an MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) plan, the application fees and a filled out Right-of-Way application form. If you need additional information please contact the Right-of Way Permitting Division at 252-2400.
What is Collier County's responsibility regarding drainage culverts?
If the culverts are located under the property owner’s driveway, it is the property owner’s responsibility for maintenance. If it is a drainage culvert under a County maintained roadway, it is usually the responsibility of the County. Please call the Collier County Road Maintenance Division for specific determination on areas at 252-8924.
What is the maximum width for a residential driveway?
A residential driveway can be up to 24’ wide.
When do I need a Right-of-Way permit?
Anytime you perform work within the Right-of-Way other then routine maintenance.
Who can I call about swales / ditches that are not draining?
That depends. PUDs maintain ditches within their property. Many ditches are not designed to drain, but instead are meant to hold water in order to clarify the water and give it a chance to recharge the groundwater aquifers. If you see that the water is higher than usual and think there is an obstruction, please call the Collier County Road Maintenance Division at 252-8924.