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Did you receive a notification stating your building is due for recertification? The City recertifies structures 40 years or older to ensure they are safe for continued use, as per the Miami-Dade County Code.
To get a 40/50 year recertification, you need to hire an architect or engineer to inspect your property. For your convenience, a sample inspection form can be found here(PDF, 5MB).
NOTE: This form outlines the minimum requirements needed. Your architect or engineer may want to include more.
Once the inspection is completed, the architect/engineer must send the report with their findings and the following:
IMPORTANT: The statement "structurally and/or electrically safe for its use and present occupancy" must be on the letter in order to receive recertification.
NOTE: You must submit the above report before undergoing any repairs. This submission will allow you 60 days to obtain a permit for your repairs without incurring a violation.
TIP: If repairs are needed, proper permitting procedures must be followed before the building can be recertified. Please visit our permitting page for additional information.
You can mail your completed report or bring it in person to:
The City of Miami - Unsafe Structures Section
444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor
Miami, FL, 33130
You will receive a letter stating your recertification is complete or a notice with necessary changes within six weeks.