The Broward County Building Safety Inspection Program was created in 2005 and became effective throughout Broward County in January 2006. The program calls for structural and electrical safety inspections for buildings 40 years old or older and every ten years thereafter. One and two-family dwellings, U.S Government, State of Florida buildings, schools under the jurisdiction of the Broward County School Boards and buildings built on Indian Reservations are exempt from this program. The Broward program also excludes all buildings under 3,500 square feet.
The City of Hallandale Beach works in conjunction with Broward County to ensure buildings in our City, 40 years and older, are in compliance with the Broward County Building Safety Inspection Program. When a building reaches 40 years or older, a notice is sent informing the building owner to have a structural inspection performed by a certified architect or engineer and an electrical system inspection performed by a license electrical contractor. The report produced will identify any deficiencies, which will necessitate a repair permit. Once the report is reviewed and any repairs made, the building will be certified safe for continued occupancy for the next ten years.
It is the sole responsibility of the property's building owners to hire a Florida registered Professional Engineer or Architect and Electrical Engineer to perform the required inspections.