Maintenance Of Traffic

A plan is required for work in the right of way

MOT Plan Requirements For Work Within County Right Of Way

An approved Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Plan shall be required any time work is being performed within the Orange County Right of Way regardless whether a permit is required or not. A MOT plan shall conform to the current FDOT Design Standards 600 series and The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). A copy of the MOT plan shall be kept on site at all times. The MOT plan is valid for the duration of the approved time period or completion of the project, whichever comes first. The contractor shall have the responsibility of the setup and removal of all MOT devices when required.

The approval of an MOT plan requires a minimum of five working days from the time of receipt of all required plans and follows the process stated below. Additional time may be required for more complex plans or plans requiring additional coordination.

MOT Plans Shall Include

  • Maintenance of traffic (MOT) application form (2 pages)
    • MOT Application
    • The form must be filled out using Adobe or similar program that will maintain the original fillable form format. The application cannot be scanned or filled out by hand.
    • All text fields with red boxes must be filled out.
  • An applicable FDOT Design Standard Index from the current 600 series, which represents the roadway on which the work is being performed that is appropriate for the work activity.
    • A sketch for all non-typical conditions, which include taper lengths, lane shifts lengths, lane width, sign spacing, barricade or cone spacing, pavement markings, removal of pavement markings, signal locations.
    • The indexes shall include the name of the roadways they represent, and a north arrow.
    • The FDOT Standards has notes in small print included on them, when sending these indexes make sure the notes are legible.
    • MOT plans utilizing non-typical condition MOT plans and/or road closures must be signed and sealed by a licensed engineer.
    • MOT submittals must cover all phases of construction.
  • A current FDOT approved certification will be required for the person responsible for the setup and maintenance of the approved traffic control plan. The certification card shall contain the name, certificate number, course category (Intermediate or Advanced), and certificate expiration date. An Intermediate Level Certification will be required for the FDOT Design Standards 600 series. An Advanced Level Certification Card will be required for all non-typical condition MOT plans and road closures that will be submitted. The certification card must be legible. Enlarge the card or include both the large certificate of completion and wallet size card.
  • An aerial map illustrating location of work and limits of MOT must be submitted.
    • Street names must be displayed
    • Lane closures and/or closed streets must be illustrated on map
    • Use multiple maps when needed. Number maps to ensure proper order.
  • The MOT submittals must cover all phases of construction.
  • All documents must be combined into (1) PDF and uploaded in FastTrack. The documents may not be combined by scanning. The fillable format must be maintained on the application.
    • Refer to the FastTrack instructions link below
    • MOT application must be uploaded to FastTrack after the Right of Way (ROW) site plan.
    • If you’re applying for an MOT only permit, upload a document that states “MOT ONLY” as your site plan.
    • Refer to the FastTrack instructions link below for file naming. File naming instructions are also on the FastTrack upload page.
  • Police officers, light towers and inspectors are required for all nighttime operations that require lane or road closures.
  • No lane closures are permitted in inclement weather or County observed holidays and holiday weekends.

MOT Permit Cost

MOT Permit Cost is $128.00.

Additional Requirements For Closure of Road To Thru Traffic

  • A detour plan shall be submitted including: the detour route and all streets, sign placement locations, signs shall be placed per the current FDOT 600 index & Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MOT plans must be signed and sealed by a registered engineer who is experienced in traffic engineering.
  • Once the detour plan has been approved, the applicant may then start the 7-day notice process.
  • Message boards shall be placed 10 days before the closure at locations specified on the approved detour plan.
  • Applicant shall place in the local newspaper, 7 days in advance a legal notice notifying the public of location and time of approved road closure.
  • Applicant shall be responsible for notifying all emergency response agencies, ambulance services, fire dept., police authorities, school transportation dept., impacted business, Lynx and citizens. Orange County Traffic Engineering will be copied.
  • Upon verifying notification procedures the applicant may proceed with the approved detour plans.


  • A MOT permit is required when performing construction on an existing driveway apron
  • A MOT permit is not required for driveways that are part of a new construction projects unless the driveway connects to a street with high traffic volumes, speed limit is greater than 25mph or requires a drainage culvert.
  • MOT permit requirements for driveway construction on streets with low traffic volumes and a speed limit of 25mph or less.
  • MOT application (see in downloads)
  • MOT waiver (see in downloads)
  • Aerial map showing the driveway and surrounding streets

Contact Us

Orange County Public Works
Traffic Engineering Division
4200 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL. 32839


Josh Gonzalez
Phone: (407) 836-8025

Mayda Leon
Phone: (407) 836-7890