Islamorada Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters
86800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida 33036

Public Works Department Administrative Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and improving 67.6 miles of Village roadways and 34 miles of paved bike lanes, including the multi-purpose Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. The department is tasked with maintaining 138 miles of Village and Federal rights-of-way. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, mowing, tree trimming, weed and litter removal, street sign improvements, pothole repair and minor roadway shoulder improvements.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining and improving Village owned buildings, public parks and conservation lands, street signage and stormwater drainage structures. Capital Improvement projects (not related to wastewater) are also implemented by the Public Works Department.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals on U.S. 1 through the Village. To report any problems with traffic signals please call 305-640-7360.  

The Public Works Department receives services requests from residents and all Village departments and is an integral part of the Emergency Operations Center.  The department’s staff regularly collaborates with the Village’s solid waste contractor, acts as liaison to the Water Quality Committee, and addresses stormwater related issues.

Solid Waste Services

Residential and Commercial Solid Waste, Yard Waste and Recycling collection and disposal services are provided through an Agreement with Waste Management of the Florida Keys. The Residential Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Pickup Schedule and the Residential Solid Waste Services Brochure are provided in the RELATED PAGES on the left side this page.

Four times a year, Islamorada residents may take household hazardous waste products for free disposal to a special drop off location. The household hazardous waste collection program is an effort to remove hazardous materials from the waste stream and to properly control disposal of the products. Waste disposal is available to residential customers only. For complete information and scheduled collection dates visit the Residential Hazardous Household Collection Program page.

Commercial customers are directed to contact the Waste Management local Islamorada office to coordinate solid waste services. The local office may also be contacted to report any problems or arrange for special collection services.

If you are an Islamorada resident with a disability or special needs that restrict you from being able to move your garbage container or recycling container to the curb, assistance is available. Please contact Waste Management to obtain an application form to be completed by you and your physician.

Contact the Waste Management Islamorada Office:
by email to
or by phone to 305-853-3433 

Wastewater Utility

The Public Works Department administers the Islamorada Wastewater Utility Department. Visit the Wastewater Utility Department page for more information about Islamorada's sanitary sewer system.


Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Kristiana Patience 
Publics Works Coordinator
Office Phone: 305-664-6450

Andrew Engelmeyer
Public Works Director
Office Phone: 305-852-6933
Fax: 305-852-9253