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Notice to Building Owners (Multi-family, Commercial and Hotel Structures Over 3 Stories) RE: Acceleration of 40 Year Building Recertification Program - July 1, 2021

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Our deep condolences go out to the victims and families of the indescribable tragedy which has occurred in our community. In light of this tragedy and in an abundance of caution, we are requesting owners of buildings over 30 years old and over 3 stories in height to begin assessing their buildings for recertification in advance of their 40-year deadline. 

We request all owners of structures over 30 years old and over three stories in height to follow the Miami-Dade 40 Year Recertification Program as found on these links: 
https://www.miamidade.gov/permits/library/structural-recertification.pdf 
https://www.miamidade.gov/permits/library/electrical-recertification.pdf 

In addition to hiring a Florida Registered Structural Engineer to perform the above analysis, we also request all property owners as referenced above, especially those with structures on the east (ocean) side of Collins Avenue, hire a Florida Registered Geotechnical Engineer to perform an analysis of the foundation and subsurface soils. 

Please be advised it is the owner's responsibility to regularly maintain buildings per Miami-Dade Code Chapter 8-11. Please provide us with your written action plan by email to: buildingpermits@townofsurfsidefl.gov within 30 days of this notice. Reports can be submitted to the same email address once they are completed. 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter. Should you have any questions, please address them to the above email so the appropriate staff member can contact you and address your concerns. 

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