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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Building Recertification Program Fees Established by City Council

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On May 10, 2022, City Council adopted Resolution No. 39-2022, which amends the Boca Raton Municipal Facilities and Services User Fee Schedule, to establish fees for submittal and review of reports for the Building Recertification Program.

As part of the Building Recertification Program, Ordinance No. 5589 and adopted on August 21, 2021, buildings in the City that are 30 years and older and meet certain requirements are required to submit reports prepared by a structural engineer and an electrical engineer regarding the continued safety of such buildings and any repairs that may be needed.

A fee of $500 per recertification has been adopted as part of the City’s review of each application.

The City has identified 191 properties that currently meet the criteria for recertification (Note: a few of those properties include multiple affected buildings). The City was divided into four geographic zones, with the idea to require the submittal of recertification inspection reports for buildings in one zone per year. Each zone was further divided into four groups based on building age so that due dates for inspection reports are staggered with approximately 15 reports due every three months.

The first 14 notices of required inspections were sent out to impacted properties in January 2022 with inspection reports required to be submitted by February 1, 2023. See attached memo.

For more information about the recertification program or resolution, please visit https://www.myboca.us/2091/Building-Recertification-Inspection-Prog.

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