40/50 Year and Older Recertification


What Is A Building Re-certification?

In accordance with the Miami-Dade County Code, Section 8-11 (f)(ii)(1), all buildings, which are 40 years or 10 years after must be re-certified by the Building Official. The first Re-certification is mandated when the structure becomes 40 years old and then every 10 years thereafter. Re-certification is due on the anniversary from the Dade County Property Appraiser‘s original building information. Then the ten(10) year intervals are based on the same anniversary criteria. The exceptions to this ordinance are: single-family residences, duplexes, and minor buildings defined as any occupancy group having an occupant load of 10 or less, having a gross area of 2,000 square feet or less.

It is the owner’s responsibility to obtain the 40 Year Re-certification and to re-certify their building/s every 10 years thereafter regardless of whether they have received a “Notice of Required Re-certification” or not. The owner or owner’s representative must hire a Registered Architect and/or a Professional Engineer to perform electrical and structural inspections for the building and submit a completed report of the inspections performed to the Violations Section in the City of Miami Beach, Building Department, for review and approval.

For additional information and assistance regarding Building Re-certification, please call:

305.673.7610 and select options #3 and #6

40 Year Re-certification Report