Violation Of Recertification Process

If the Building Recertification Process is not completed within the maximum time limitation that has been established by the Miami-Dade County Ordinance, a Notice of Violation shall be issued.

The Notice of Violation will be posted on the building and mailed to the owner of record via certified mail. The owner will have 30 working days to comply with the issued Building Violation.

If the owner fails to respond to the Violation, the Violation will be referred to the Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board for a hearing. The Miami-Dade County Unsafe Structures Board can issue an order requiring demolition of the structure.

Building Recertification Approval

The owner must submit a report that has been prepared by a Professional Engineer and/or Registered Architect licensed in the State of Florida, to the Building Department Engineering Section, certifying that the building is structurally and electrically safe for the specified use and occupancy in conformity with the minimum inspection procedure. Upon submittal of the report the Engineering Section will schedule an electrical and structural inspection. The City of Miami Beach Building Department Electrical and Structural Inspectors will perform an inspection to verify the general safety conditions of the building. If the inspector finds any code or life safety deficiencies in the building, the repairs must be corrected prior to a new inspection being performed.

When the recertification reports have been approved, the Building Official will issue a Building Recertification approval letter. This letter will be sent to the owner and the Professional Engineer and/or Architect of record.

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Building Recertification Package.