Certificate of Use for the Sale of Foreclosed Properties
Title holders of foreclosed properties must obtain a Certificate of Use (CU) prior to offering the property for sale, transfer or alienation.
Ordinance No. 08-133 applies to all residential properties in unincorporated Miami-Dade County which are acquired through a Certificate of Title (Foreclosures and Judgments), in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes. Residential properties affected include single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and duplexes. Under this ordinance buyers of foreclosed properties in unincorporated Miami-Dade County get some protection against unexpected repairs or other deficiencies of the property.
How to Apply
- An architect or professional engineer licensed and registered in the State of Florida must complete the disclosure of findings report which identifies building or zoning code violations for such properties and contains a good faith estimate of the cost to remedy any deficiencies.
- Department of Planning and Zoning staff will review the report and determine acceptance or denial (neither of which is contingent upon resolution of reported violations). Staff will report potential violations to the appropriate agencies.
- If the disclosure of findings report is accepted, the holder of the Certificate of Title will file the accepted report with the Clerk of the Courts.
- The recorded document will then be submitted in order to obtain the final Certificate of Use.
Where to file
Zoning Permits Section of the Department at the Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center on Coral Way (11805 SW 26 Street),Back to Top
Fees and Penalties
- The initial filing fee is $257.50+ 8% surcharge. (R-185-09 amending fee schedule )
- If the disclosure of findings report is rejected and must be re-submitted, an additional $51.50 + 8% surcharge fee will be charged.
- When the recorded document is submitted the remaining filing fee amount of $51.50 + 8% surcharge must be paid.
Failure to obtain the required CU will result in penalties as provided in Chapter 8CC of the County code.
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