40-Year Recertification: Owner’s Representation

The 40-year recertification program in counties like Miami-Dade and Broward gained national attention when a condominium collapsed in Surfside in June of 2021. This tragedy highlighted the importance of ongoing building inspections to ensure our buildings remain strong, so our people are safe.

What is the Process for Securing a 40-Year Recertification?

As your commercial property nears 40 years, it will be subject to the recertification process (and at every 10-year interval thereafter), pursuant to Section 8-11(f) of the Code of Miami-Dade County. Once you receive a Notice of Required Recertification, you have just 90 days to submit the report, which must be prepared by a professional engineer or architect.

Building inspections should never be delayed and it’s important to adequately plan and budget for them. If any repairs are needed, the property owner has 150 days to complete the work, after which the property must be reinspected and a new report issued.

How an Owner’s Representative Helps with Recertification

The 40-year recertification process is not something you can afford to get wrong. Having a professional oversee the process is the surest way to ensure compliance and safety.

An owner’s representative will help you identify building repairs and safety issues, understand the associated timeline and costs for making the repairs, and lead the charge in bidding out the project to address any identified issues. Not only does their expertise ensure professionalism and compliance with strict regulations, but the owner’s representative will also save you time and money on the project work itself.

If you have questions about Miami-Dade and Broward counties’ recertification requirements or want to schedule a meeting to discuss your property, call our team at Seacoast Construction. You can reach us at (786) 433-8740.



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