40 Year Recertification Miami-Dade, Broward County.

All Home Meters (AHM): Professional Engineers performing 40/50 Year Recertification Miami Dade County, City of Miami Beach, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, Homestead, Doral, South Florida and 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale, Weston, Margate, Coral Springs, Tamarac.

What is a 40 Year Recertification?

The 40/50 Year Recertification Inspection 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.

40-Year Recertification Inspection Miami-Dade and Safety Inspection Program are performed following the minimum procedural property inspection guidelines. 

The fundamental purpose of the required 40 year inspection and report is to confirm in reasonable fashion that the 40 Year building or structure under consideration is safe for continued use under the present occupancy.


What inspections are required in a Building Recertification?

A certification might require the following inspections according to Miami-Dade County local government guidelines.

  • Structural.
  • Electrical.
  • Level of illumination of the parking lot.
  • 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. 

Which properties are exempted?

Single family residences, duplexes, townhouses and other building with an occupant load of ten (10) or less and 2,000 square feet or less are exempted of the 40 Years old building requirement. Also nonresidential buildings on farms are exempted

What is our service area?

Miami-Dade and Broward County (Building Safety Inspection Program).

We perform all required inspections, in residential and commercial buildings.

Who can sign off the 40-Year Recertification report?

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

We are an engineering company with mandatory State of Florida Certification of Authorization and Local Business License to offer and perform engineering and building inspection services.

What is the process?

  • Engineers will attest the results in a report  to the best of their knowledge, belief and professional judgment and based on the conditions observed. 
  • The report will state if the building under consideration is safe for the specified use and continue occupancy. 
  • The Certification report is required to be submitted to the Local Government within 90 days or a violation notice might be issued without further notice and building 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.

Building Department inspection forms

Guidelines for 40 Year Inspection.

Letter of Compliance 40 Year Old Buildings - sample.

Notice of required Recertification 40 Year Old Buildings.

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