Building Recertification

Changes Effective January 2022

The recertification program in Miami-Dade County has been strengthened to include inspecting additional building components and providing a more detailed look into existing buildings.  Approved by the Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA), the updated guidelines and report templates have been revised and are available below. Information about how the new guidelines and report templates have changed is also available below.  

How the Process Starts

Each year, new properties become subject to the recertification process at 40 years and every 10-year interval thereafter for the life of the structure, pursuant to Section 8-11(f) of the Code of Miami-Dade County. For those properties that require certification, the property owners receive a Notice of Required Recertification to commence the process. The recertification reports must be submitted within 90 days from the date of notice.

Note that the following types of residences do not go through the 40-year recertification process: single-family homes, duplexes, and buildings with a 10 occupant load or less and 2,000 square feet or less.

After Notification

Property owners must submit written recertification reports prepared by a Florida-registered professional engineer or architect, certifying each building or structure is structurally and electrically safe for the specified use for continued occupancy. The design professional must have proven qualifications by training and experience in the specific technical field covered in the inspection report (structural and/or electrical) as per the Miami-Dade County Code.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE ORDINANCE SECTION 8-11 (f)

MINIMUM INSPECTION PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING STRUCTURAL RECERTIFICATION

MINIMUM INSPECTION PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING ELECTRICAL RECERTIFICATION