The tragic collapse of Champlain South Tower has prompted various changes state-wide in regards to condominium safety-reforms. Although just last week Florida passed its first ever state-wide condominium safety reform bill, on June 1, 2022 Miami-Dade County’s Board of County Commissioners released an ordinance establishing even more stringent procedures for the recertification process. The following are key takeaways:
- All buildings (except single-family homes, duplexes, and structures housing fewer than 10 people) must undergo recertification upon reaching 30 years of age and every 10 years thereafter.
- Local jurisdictions will provide buildings with a courtesy notice one and two years prior to their recertification anniversary.
- Buildings will also receive a reminder 90 days before the report submission due date of recertification deadline.
- The same notice schedule applies for the 10-year incremental recertifications.
Buildings and structures built between 1983-1992 must undergo recertification for their 30-year period on or before March 31, 2024. They are not subject to the courtesy notification requirement.
- Buildings built between 1983-1986 are exempt from the 30-year recertification requirement, only if a 40-year recertification report for the building would be otherwise due before March 31, 2024, and such report is timely submitted.
- Within 90 days of the Notice of Required Inspection, a written report must be submitted to a building official certifying that the building is both structurally and electrically safe for continued occupancy. Submission of a report will also be deemed timely if submitted any time between two (2) years before the building’s recertification anniversary.