If ML Engineering and Inspection Services knows anything about Florida, it’s that its intense climate can wear down any infrastructure quickly. Even buildings constructed with forward-thinking planning, high-quality materials, and top-of-the-line workers will wear down with time. The 40 year inspection process, and consequently, recertification, is in place because of this.
Whether you are a long-time owner of an establishment or a first-timer, it pays to know what to expect for 40 year recertification. Here are things you must know, and how you can prepare.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources requires properties that pass the 40-year mark to be recertified. This aims to uphold construction standards and maintain the integrity of infrastructure for the sake of safety and security.
When a current certification ends, a property owner will get a Notice of Required Inspection from city or county code compliance officials. You will then have 90 days to perform a safety inspection with an expert. Another 150 days will be granted to completely address any repairs before a report can be reissued. Failure to do so can get you loaded with stiff penalties.
Strictly speaking, property owners may enjoy a lot of time between the issuing of a certificate and the recertification. But you should start planning everything out by the 35-year mark to save time and expenses.