December 5, 2022

COVID-19 General Information and ARPA Relief Funds
Did you receive a notification stating your building is due for recertification? The City re-certifies structures 40 years or older to ensure they are safe for use and occupancy, as per the Miami-Dade County Code.
NOTE: NEW GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING RECERTIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR 2022. PLEASE REVIEW THE UPDATED GUIDELINE DOCUMENTS BELOW, AND ENSURE YOUR INSPECTION FOLLOWS THESE GUIDELINES.  
NOTE: If your building is OVERDUE for recertification (years built 1982/1983/1984), you cannot do this process online. You must visit the Unsafe Structures Section -Recertification Division, within the Building Department at:  444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor, Miami, FL. 
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 re-certified. 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. Below, are the required documents you’ll need to complete. 

NOTE: NEW GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR 40/50 YEAR RECERTIFICATION HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR 2022. PLEASE REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS BELOW AND ENSURE YOUR INSPECTION FOLLOWS THESE GUIDELINES.  

For your assistance, we’ve highlighted in red the changes to the previous guidelines. 
TIP: These forms outline the minimum requirements needed. Your architect or engineer may want to include more.
NOTE: You will also need a Parking Lot Illumination Certificate (if applicable) and a cover letter signed, sealed, and dated by the professional engineer or architect with their recommendation.
Once the inspection is completed, you will apply and submit your documents online, which means they need to be properly named for our system. 
40-S (for the structural report)
40-E (for the electrical report, illumination letter and thermography report)
40-C (for cover letters)
40-PHO (for photos)
If there are two professionals performing electrical and structural reports; then save reports as follows:
40-C (for structural cover letter)
40-CE (for electrical cover letter)
40-S (for the structural report)
40-E (for the electrical report, illumination letter and thermography report)
40-PHOS (for structural photos)
40-PHOE (for electrical Photos)
If the illumination letter is performed by a different professional from the electrical report save report as:
40-IE (for illumination letter) Only if the professional is different from the electrical report.
The thermography report shall be saved as:
40-ET (for Electrical Thermographic report)
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You will receive an email from ePlan/ProjectDox instructing you to log in. This will connect your account with your application. Before uploading any documents, triple-check that you have properly named all documents.
Once log in to ProjectDox, you must:
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 unsafestructures@miamigov.com to determine fees and get payment instructions. 
Dial 311 or 305-468-5900
Miami Riverside Center (MRC)
444 SW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL, 33130

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