40/10 year recertification Owner Notification and Repair Process

How is the owner notified?

When a building is due to submit a report for the 40/10-year recertification, the Building Department will send a notice to the Owner or Owner’s representative via certified mail.

Procedures after notification:

The owner of a Building who has been notified that a 40/10- year recertification is required for her/his building, shall furnish within ninety (90) days of the receipt of the Notification of Building Recertification, complete written reports which have to be submitted to the Building Official.

The reports must be prepared by a Professional Engineer or an Architect registered in the State of Florida, certifying that each building or structure is structurally and electrically safe, or has been made structurally and electrically safe for the specified use for continued occupancy in conformity with the minimum inspection procedural guidelines as issued by the Miami Dade County, Board of Rules and Appeals. Building Re-certification reports shall bear the impressed seal and signature of the certifying Engineer or Architect.

Property owners or their Professional Engineer or Architect of record may request, in writing , a six (6) month building recertification extension ($600.00)  from the Building Official.

Failure to submit the required Building Recertification reports within the maximum time limitation of 90 days or failure to obtain an extension, will result in the issuance of a Building Violation and a submittal of a new inspection report fee ($300.00).

If repairs are required:

In the event that repairs or modifications are found to be necessary resulting from the Professional Engineer or Registered Architect’s inspection reports, the Owner must obtain the required permits to comply with all applicable Codes.

The Owner of the property must hire a State of Florida Licensed Contractor and obtain the required permits from the Building Department prior to performing any repairs or modifications. Once all permits receive an approved final inspection from the electrical and/or structural inspectors, the Professional Engineer or the Registered Architect of record must submit a signed and sealed report stating that all repairs have been completed and the building is structurally and electrically safe for continued use.

Building recertification approval:

The Owner must submit the reports prepared by the Professional Engineer or Registered Architect licensed in the State of Florida, to the Building Department, Violations’ Section, certifying that the building is structurally and electrically safe for the specified use and occupancy.

When the recertification reports have been approved, the Building Official will issue a Building Recertification approval letter that will be sent to the Owner. Such letter should be retained as proof of approval.

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Building Recertification Package.