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Mr. Bilal Iftikhar is the Director for the Department of Public Works and Utilities. Bilal has been with the City of Sanford since 2002. He has more than sixteen years of experience in the civil engineering and public works fields encompassing both the private and public sectors.

Bilal is responsible for the management of several operating divisions within the Department of Public Works and Utilities. These operating divisions are Administration, Street and Stormwater Maintenance, Water Treatment Plants, Water and Sewer, Mosquito/Midge control, Facilities, Fleet Maintenance Divisions, and Solid Waste Department.

Bilal began his career in Public Works in 1999 with the Orange County Public Works Department. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering, Bilal then attended the Florida A & M University College of Law and graduated with a degree in Law in 2008.

Bilal has served on many various boards:

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers
Honors and Awards
  • Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society)
Civic and Professional Affiliations
  • Middle St. Johns River Technical Advisory Committee
  • Florida Yards and Neighborhood Program
  • National Society of Professional Engineers and Florida Engineering Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Public Works Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association


Mission Statement

To provide effective, efficient, and safe levels of service to our residents and customers and responsible stewardship to the City of Sanford public infrastructure, vehicles, and facilities. To be perceived as a dedicated, responsive, and professional organization. "Going beyond the extra mile."


Current Services and Projects

Administration Division

407-688-5080 Option #5

  • Inter-Department and Divisional Coordination and Support
  • Coordinate with various Regulatory Agencies for Permitting & Compliance
  • Project Coordination
  • Review and Approve Commercial Site Plans
  • Contract Administration
  • Prepare Grant or Participation Letters
  • Review and Recommend Purchasing and Contract Awards
  • Plan and Review Projects
  • Provide Commercial Inspections
  • Title Search
  • Master Planning, Design, and Permitting
  • Geotechnical Services 
  • Asphalt Rehabilitation 
  • Surveying *
  • New Construction

Solid Waste Services Division


  • Contract Administration
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Commercial/Residential
  • Invoicing
  • Roll-off/ Compactors
  • Solid Waste Services       

Street Division

407-688-5000 Option #5

  • Structure Demolition
  • Brick Street Rehabilitation
  • Tree Trimming/ Removal
  • Pothole Repairs
  • Materials Hauling    
  • Heavy Equipment Services/Operations
  • Grading and Repair, Maintenance of 185 Miles of roads, 80 miles of sidewalk
  • Alley Maintenance
  • Road Construction
  • 25,000+ Street Signs
  • Litter/Weed Control
  • Traffic Control Services
  • Emergency Response
  • Shoulder Repairs
  • Road Stripping
  • Sidewalk and Curb Re-Construction
  • Engineering Inspection
  • Specialty Sign Manufacturing

Fleet Division

407-688-5000 Ext. 5412

  • Major service / repair for all equipment
  • Preventive maintenance program
  • Automated 24 hr. fuel facility
  • Welding and fabrication for all Departments
  • Parts and inventory control for vehicles and equipment
  • 24 hr. Emergency Road Service
  • Maintenance of vehicle and minor equipment
  • Maintain records, licenses and hazardous waste manifest
  • Equipment storage for repair or recycle
  • Transmission Rebuilds 
  • Aerial Bucket Truck Repairs and Inspections
  • Tire Repairs
  • Engine head Resurfacing and valve jobs
  • Alignments
  • Clutch Resurfacing
  • Fabrication of Hydraulic Hoses 
  • Starter and Alternator Repairs/Rebuilding
  • Towing for Heavy Trucks and Equipment
  • Windshield and Glass Replacement
  • Radiator Cleaning and Repair
  • Seat Covers and Repairs

Building Maintenance Division

407-688-5000 Ext. 5409 

  • Boarding Condemned Buildings
  • Maintenance of 35 buildings and various Structures and sites
  • City Mail Delivery
  • City Decorations
  • Custodial Services
  • Electrical/Trades/Plumbing/AC Systems/Carpentry/Mechanical
  • 3,500+ City-Owned Street Lights
  • Event and Stadium Lighting
  • 25 Traffic Signals with Seminole County
  • Major Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance (i.e., Roof and Carpet Replacements, HVAC)
  • 3,500+ Street Lights with Florida Power & Light
  • Janitorial Services for City Hall, Main Street Office and Public Works Compound
  • Elevator Maintenance and Repair

Public Health Division

407-688-5000 Ext. 5405                                                    

Stormwater Division

407-688-5080 Option #3 

  • Drainage Construction-New and Repairs
  • Street Sweeping
  • Planning and Design-Drainage Structures
  • 50 miles of Drainage Ditches
  • NPDES Drainage Control Structures
  • Cleaning/Maintenance of Drainage Structures
  • Slope Mowing
  • Master Planning, Design and Permitting
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Inspection 
  • Soil Testing 
  • Title Search
  • Geotechnical Services