40/50 Year Recertification Inspections Miami Beach, Hialeah, Broward County.

What is a 40/50 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. 

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

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

Old Year Building Safety Inspection

Required Real Estate Building Inspection is performed following the City local governments minimum inspection procedural minimum guidelines for required old building safety inspection program and might required the following inspections:

  • Structural and structural building inspection.
  • Level of illumination of the parking lot. (Miami-Dade County - Chapter 8C of the Code of relating to parking lot illumination. In accordance with Section 8C-2, the minimum prescribed standards for parking lot illumination contained in Section 8C-3 were made retroactive upon adoption of the original ordinance. As part of the submission for  Recertification, it is required to submit a form certifying compliance with the parking lot 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 required building safety inspections, in residential and commercial buildings.

Which properties are exempted from Building  Structural Recertification?

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 nonresidential  State of Florida buildings on farms are exempted from Recertification.

Who can sign off the 40 Year Inspection report?

An Engineer or Architect.

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

What is the process?

  • Professional 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 Recertification 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 within 90 days or a notice of violation 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.

We meet all the requirements to offer and perform quality property inspections and engineering services:

  • Professionals Engineers licensed in South Florida.
  • Company with mandatory Authorization from the FBPE.
  • Local Business Tax from Miami Dade.
  • General Liability (GL) and Professional Liability (E&O).
  • We have met a series of stringent requirements and we are qualified to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare through our expertise.

40-Year Recertification Kendall, FL, Kendall West, Kendale Lakes, The Hammocks, West Palm Beach, South Florida, Sunny Isles, Hialeah Gardens, Florida City, Davie, Deerfield Pompano, Dania Beach, Tamarac, Margate, Sunrise, Plantation, Palmetto, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest, Aventura, Shores, Surfside, Sweetwater, Opa-Locka, Westchester, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Indian Creek Village, Springs, Hillsboro, Lauderhill, Parkland, Cooper City, Virginia Gardens, Calusa Club, Allapattah, Coconut Grove, Liberty City, Little Havana, Wynwood.


Miami-Dade County Building Department forms.

Miami Dade County Guidelines for required Certification.

Letter of Compliance to Building Official - sample.

Property owner - Notice of required Inspection.

Below you can search in public records if your property is 40 years or older.

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