How does the 40-Year Building Safety Inspection Program work?

When a building reaches 40 years or older a notice will be sent informing the building owner to have a structural inspection performed by an 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.

40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program

 The 40 year and older Building Safety Inspection Program was created in 2005 and has become effective throughout Broward County in January 2006. Modeled after Miami-Dade County’s program, which was established in the mid 1970s, Broward’s 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 B.C. School Board, and buildings built on Indian Reservations are exempt from this program. Miami-Dade County’s effort exempts other buildings under 2,000 square feet while the Broward program excludes all buildings under 3,500 square feet. Both Counties have had instances of structural building failures. By having such a program in effect we are minimalizing the possibilities of future building failure and will be better prepared for hurricane winds.

Broward County 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program Policy

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1. How can I Register or Log into the HB-ePermitting Portal?
2. What requires a building permit?
3. Where can I find a copy of the Florida Building Code?
4. What do I need to submit for a permit?
5. Can I obtain a Owner-Builder Permit ?
6. How do I stay informed of the progress of my permit application?
7. How do I request inspections?
8. When can I expect my inspector to arrive at the job site?
9. How can obtain results for my inspection?
10. How does the 40-Year Building Safety Inspection Program work?