No. The entire 40-year report, finding, and corrective measures are all based on the integrity of the Architect’s report. Your architect or engineer should prepare a new 40-year Safety Inspection report to be submitted to the Building Department. It is the responsibility of the building owner to pay for and obtain the architect or engineer report.
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You are required to furnish, or cause to be furnished, within ninety (90) days from the date of this Notice of Required Building Safety Inspection, the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals Building Safety Inspection Certification Form to the Hallandale Beach Building Inspections Division, prepared by a Florida registered Professional Engineer or Architect registered in the State of Florida, certifying that each such building or structure is structurally and electrically safe, or has been made structurally and electrically safe for the specified use for continued occupancy, in conformity with the minimum inspection procedural guidelines as issued by the Board of Rules and Appeals.
Instructions are provided in the notification letters.
No. It is important to note that not only do condominiums and apartments are required to have their 40 or 50-year recertifications. All residential properties larger than a duplex, and at least 3,500SF in size need to be recertified.
The purpose of the inspection is to address structural and electrical life, health, and safety issues; not aesthetic changes.
View our list of properties that have had inspections and whether or not the property passed by visiting our webpage at www.CoHB.org/SafetyInspection
Yes, the building owner is responsible to pay and obtain the engineer report and pay the established fees from our building department.
If you are aware that a building, 40 years or older has not been certified, is not listed, or shows signs of severe damage, please notify us on MyHB App or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The licensed professional engineer or registered architect will use their discretion to determine how many units will be inspected.
If a property did not meet the 180-day deadline, an extension must be requested. Extensions are granted by the Building Official depending on the situation and complexity of the required work.
If the report finds critical safety concerns, or if the property is non-compliant (no efforts to apply for permits), the Building Official can recommend the structure be deemed unsafe to the Unsafe Structures Board. The City will be arranging for a meeting of the Unsafe Structures Board in the near future.
No. The City’s review is based totally on the engineer’s report. Their seal certifies the integrity of the report. Repairs will be required as stated by the architect/engineer.
No. An inspection is needed to ensure the electrical and structural exterior of the entire building is in compliance with the 40 Year Building Safety Program. If the work was recently completed, the architect should be able to recertify the building on the required forms. The inspection will not be waived unless the ENTIRE building was demolished.