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Miami-Dade Mayor announces building inspection audit

MIAMI ( June 26, 2021 )

Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced an audit of residential properties in the wake of the tragedy in Surfside.


The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will conduct an audit of residential properties of five stories or higher at the recertification point – 40 years or older – that have not completed the process, in order to achieve compliance or to swiftly seek appropriate remedy which could include declaring unsafe structures or more immediate orders from the Building Official. The audit will start immediately and will be completed within 30 days.


For any buildings located within municipalities, the Mayor urges cities to swiftly conduct their own similar audits. The County will work closely with municipalities and provide any technical assistance necessary to conduct these audits.


Miami-Dade County Code requires all buildings 40 years and older to undergo a recertification to determine the general structural condition of the building at the 40 year mark and every 10 years following.