The BUILDINGS DIVISION in the Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of all City-owned streetlights within the City limits. We also have streetlights that are owned by other entities such as the State of Florida (which we maintain), Broward County (maintained by the County) and Florida Power and Light (FPL), which maintains its own streetlights as well. These areas are delineated by the entity responsible for the particular roadway e.g. St. Rd. 7—owned by State but maintained under contract by the City of Margate. All interior street streetlights are the responsibility of FPL. There is an 11 digit identification number (usually vertically placed) on the pole. This number can be called in to FPL Service (954-797-5000) for repair. They usually have the repair complete within a five to ten day time frame.
If you are not sure of the ownership, simply call Margate Public Works Department at 954-972-8126 with the address and/or pole number and, as a courtesy we will notify the appropriate entity for repair.
GRAFFITI AND AESTHETICS
Unsightly graffiti can be called in to the Margate Public Works Department at 954-972-8126 for removal. The BUILDINGS DIVISION is also responsible for maintaining all City-owned facilities and structures including City Hall, Recreation/Sports facilities, Park restrooms, Veterans’ Memorials, docks and all City directional signage. All our BUILDING DIVISION personnel take pride in creating a safe, clean and family-friendly environment for our residents and visitors to enjoy.