What is a 40-Year Recertification?

The 40 Year Recertification of Real Estate Property is a requirement, under Section 8-11 (f) of the Miami-Dade County Code, for buildings that have been in existence for more than 40 years and every 10 years thereafter, to be inspected for the purpose of determining the general structural and electrical condition.

According to the Florida Building Code, the fundamental purpose of the 40 year Building Safety Inspection and report is to confirm in reasonable fashion that the structure under consideration is safe for continued use under the present occupancy. 

40/50 Year Inspection or Building Recertification Miami-Dade, Coral Gables, Homestead, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hallandale, Weston.

40 Year Inspection of Real Estate property is performed following the County or City local governments minimum inspection procedural guidelines for  old building safety inspection program and might need the following:

  • Electrical and Structural inspection.
  • Level of illumination of the parking lot (Miami-Dade County - Chapter 8C of the Code of relating to parking illumination. In accordance with Section 8C-2, the minimum prescribed standards for parking illumination contained in Section 8C-3 were made retroactive upon adoption of the original ordinance. As part of the submission, it is required to submit a form certifying compliance with the parking illumination standards signed and sealed by a professional engineer). 
  • Compliance with guardrail for areas adjacent or abutting a canal, lake or other body of water in the parking spaces. 

Destructive test will not be performed. 

We perform the building safety inspection in residential and commercial properties.

Which properties are exempted from 40 Year Certification?

Single family homes residences, duplexes, townhouses and other structures buildings with an occupant load of ten (10) or less and 2,000 square feet or less are exempted. Also non-residential  State of Florida buildings on farms are exempted.

Who can sign off the Building Recertification report?

An Engineer or Architect.

  • Professional Engineers (any structure).
  • Registered Architects (limited scope).

Real Estate Report format and text based on the guidelines produced by Miami-Dade. Professionals preparing report may use their own form if it contains the same information found in this package.

Each individual page of report must be signed and sealed by a registered engineer.

The engineer must have proven qualifications by training and experience in the specific technical field covered in the inspection report (structural or electrical) as per Section No. 8-11(f) of the Code.

What is the process for 40 Year Certification?

  • Engineer will attest the results in a report  to the best of their knowledge, belief and professional judgment and based on the conditions observed. 
  • The Real Estate report will state if the building under consideration is safe for the specified use and continue occupancy. 
  • The Inspection report is required to be submitted to the Local Government, property owner has 90 days or a notice of code violations might be issued without further notice and property can be reported as unsafe structures for initiation of condemnation process. You might be liable for a maximum fine of $10,510 and all enforcement costs. Local government Code enforcement unit might vacate and demolish the structure.

City of Miami Beach. 40 Year Recertification Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hallandale,  West Palm, Hialeah. Kendall, FL, Kendall West, Kendale Lakes, The Hammocks, South Florida City, Sunny Isles, Davie, Deerfield Pompano, Dania Beach, Tamarac, Margate, Sunrise, Plantation, Palmetto, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest, Aventura,  Shores, Surfside. Miami Beach. Broward County.

Department forms.

Miami Dade County Guidelines with notice of required Recertification.

Miami-Dade County Letter of Compliance to Building Official - sample.

Notice of required Inspection.

Below you can search in public records for 40 year buildings or older.

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