To help local businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, the City of Fort Pierce will allow temporary use of the right-of-way as a short-term pick up/drop-off zone.

Restaurants that have transitioned to takeout and delivery only will be allowed to utilize the right of way for takeout pickup and delivery. These zones will be restricted to 10-minute parking to increase convenience for the quick pickup and delivery of takeout food from restaurants and provide adequate room for social distancing of six feet or more.

Businesses that would like to request temporary use of the right-of-way can do so online here. There is no fee for the permit.

The completed application should be submitted to: for review and approval. Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis. 


Department Responsibilities

The Department of Engineering, under the direction of the City Engineer, is responsible for the following:
  • CADD
  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • City road inspections
  • Contract administration
  • Contract documentation
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Drainage improvements
  • Planning
  • Special projects
  • Stormwater utility functions
  • Traffic control

Project Administration

Projects are monitored for conformity with State and Federal Regulations and professional engineering and surveying practices as set forth in the Florida Statutes. Improvement projects include those funded by Local, State and Federal agencies.

Engineering Services

Other services of the department include:

  • Act as liaison with Local, State and Federal agencies to coordinate, monitor and administer their projects within the city limits
  • City infrastructure mapping
  • Review and approve private development projects, including subdivisions and commercial projects for surface water management and water quality compliance with City, State and Federal regulations


The department approves and issues Utility, Right-of-Way, and Driveway permits. The permit authorizes improvements for use of the City’s right-of-ways or other City properties. Engineering also reviews and recommends updates of City Ordinances for compliance with new State and Federal regulations.