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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.
NOTE: You must submit the below report before undergoing any repairs. This submission will allow you 60 days to obtain a permit for your repairs without incurring a violation. If repairs are needed, proper permitting procedures must be followed before the building can be recertified. Please visit our permitting page for additional information.
To get a 40/50 year re-certification, you need to hire an architect or engineer to inspect your property. For your convenience, a sample inspection form can be found here.
NOTE: This form outlines the minimum requirements needed. Your architect or engineer may want to include more.
Once the inspection is completed, the report must be submitted in-person or mailed with the following:
You can mail your completed report and payment, or bring it in person to:
The City of Miami - Unsafe Structures Section
444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor
Miami, FL, 33130
You will either receive a letter stating your re-certification is complete or a notice with necessary changes within six weeks.
If you applied for re-certification in response to a building violation notice or your above letter states that you owe fees, you must pay the violation fees in order to receive your re-certification. Email email@example.com to determine fees and get payment instructions.
Miami Riverside Center (MRC)
444 SW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL, 33130