Recertification of a 40-year-old Building
State law requires the Property Appraiser's Office to value every property annually. Periodically, field staff from our office will visit your property to conduct a physical inspection. In most cases inspections are limited to the exterior of the property.
Inspections can result from, but are not limited to the following:
Sale of the property.
Damage (i.e. hurricane, flood, etc.).
Permits (new construction or demolition).
5 year inspection cycle.
The owner's request.
Your cooperation as a property owner is important to us. If we are denied access, we may be forced to come to a conclusion of value which is based on estimates rather than on more precise information. By granting access to our staff, you can assist us in ensuring that our records accurately reflect the condition of your property.
In the event our staff cannot confirm the condition of the property, a letter will be left at your door or mailed to you indicating the reason for our visit, with a contact number to arrange a follow-up inspection at a time which is mutually convenient.
It is important to note that our inspection staff will arrive at your property in a marked Miami-Dade County vehicle, that they will introduce themselves, and that they will be wearing their official Miami-Dade County photo ID. They will notify the owner or resident of the property as to the purpose of their visit. We try to keep the inspections as brief as possible.
It is the goal of the Office of the Property Appraiser to uphold the highest professional standards and to conduct every inspection with courtesy and respect
Miami-Dade County, along with various municipalities, will periodically mail letters to owners of properties that are over 40 years old. Any questions regarding the requirements and specifications for 40-Year Recertification should be directed to the specific agency that contacted you.
If your property is located within Unincorporated Miami-Dade County you may contact.
Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources
Miami-Dade County Permitting & Inspection Center
11805 SW 26th Street, Room 149
Miami, Florida 33175-2474
Phone: 786-315-2325 or 786-315-2374
Days Open: Monday - Friday
Hours Open: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
At times, these agencies will request building information from the Office of the Property Appraiser to augment their records. Although the correspondence you received may contain information derived from our records the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources or the specific municipality that contacted you is the agency handling recertification of the structure(s). You should contact that specific agency first.
If the agency that contacted you indicates that they derived their building information from Property Appraiser's Office records and you believe your property information is incorrect, or you wish to review the property building file please contact the Property Appraiser's Public Service section at 305-375-1205 to request building records.
Exemption from Recertification Requirement
Please note that single family homes, duplexes and all other buildings with an occupant load of ten (10) or less and two thousand (2,000) square feet or less are exempt from recertification requirements.
Non-residential farm buildings on farms are also exempt from recertification requirements.
Reporting Forms required: