Miami-Dade County Certificate of Use - Update

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Real Estate Services with The Keyes Company 3195704

(The following information is for Miami-Dade County only, and no other part of the State of Florida is effected)

Miami-Dade County passed a Certificate of Use (CU) Ordinance in December 2008. The intension was to inform Buyers of foreclosed property of the real condition not just the standard "As-Is" clause. This ordinance will only cover unincorporated Miami-Dade County, not the surrounding 30 plus municipalities. The expected effective date for enforcement of the ordinance will be April 1, 2009.

At this point the process starts after the Loss Mitigation Department (Bank) takes control of the property. A licensed architect or engineer must inspect and document that the structure is the same as the original plans on file with Miami-Dade Building Department. They will also document the condition of the structure and any repairs needed to bring the structure up to code and in compliance. This document will include an estimate of the cost for all repairs needed.

The report will be reviewed by the Building Department. Once the application and reports have been reviewed and approved they need to take the document to the Clerk's Office so that can be recorded into Public Record. With proof of recording the Building Department should then approve your Request for CU. All the steps above must be completed before the first offer can be accepted by a Realtor.

It is hoped that this ordinance will prevent future problems for potential Buyers that won't do the homework required before the purchase of a new home.

 

Chuck Mixon, Realtor

Cutler Bay, Florida

Keyes Sunset /Kendall

ChuckMixon@keyes.com

ChuckSellsMiami.com

 

 

 

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In fact, the duration of the process depends on how fast your inspections company acts.

Savvy REO relators use the 1-2-3 steps for selecting an inspections company:

1. Is the inspection performed by actual licensed engineers, or the engineer will be only stamping the certificate?

2. Documents to request from the company:

- Certificate of Authority to perform Engineering Services

- Liability Insurance (min $500,000), workers compensation.

3. Are the inspectors experienced in construction cost estimates?

And finally, is the timetable warranted in writing?

For instance, our Company warranties you will have a court-certified copy of the report in seven days, or your inspection is free.

We offer a turn-key service, in other words, you place the order, we take care of the rest, and in seven days we put in your hands the certified copy.

You can find detailed information at:

www.houseinspections.org

 

May 21, 2009 08:45 PM
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ALL HOME METERS. LLC/ Certificate of Use Inspection Miami Dade

ALL HOME METERS, LLC.....305.606.4732, 786.318.7203, email: CU@allhomemeters.com, website: http://www.allhomemeters.com

Certificate of Use Inspection due to Ordinance 08-133 Miami Dade County

Our price is: flat fee $479.00 + $420 County fees = $899 all included, any property, any type, any size, any place.....no more

Turnaround time is usually five business days

We are a team of 5 Professional Engineers and other Consultants.

We are registered with Central Contractor Registration, ORCA, Dun and Bradstreet, Small Business Administration, etc, to do business with the Federal Government and approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration to do Inspections and Consultant work.

We are licensed and insured and have the Certificate of Authorization from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers to offer and perform engineering services as required by Florida Statutes

October 01, 2010 06:50 PM
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architect123

I needed to find a local architectural engineer. I live in palm beach county and was able to find a great one on Mybeeswax.com which is specific to my area.

June 06, 2011 10:12 PM
Rainer
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Armando Longueira
P.E. - All Home Meters / Certificate of Use
All Home Meters, LLC/ Certificate of Use, 40 Year Inspection

Certificate of Use Inspections.

Certificate of Use.

Zoning Inspections, Certificate of Use Inspection: Report made by an Engineer to obtain Certificate of Use in Miami Dade. Certificate of Use is mandatory for foreclosed properties.

Certificate of Use Inspections: please review the qualifications of the engineering companies and find why we offer the best service to obtain Certificate of Use and why we perform the best inspection and submit the best report.

All Home Meters, LLC has been performing Certificate of Use Inspections since 2009 when the Ordinance 08-133 enforcing Certificate of Use was created.

 

Certificate of Use, Reasons.

 

 Why use All Home Meters?

Because:

1.- All Home Meters, LLC meets all the requirements to offer and perform Engineering and Building Code Inspection Services in Miami Dade County, Florida.

2.- We offer the lowest price to perform Certificate of Use Inspections.

3.- We offer the fastest turnaround time for Certificate of Use Inspections.

4.- We offer the best report for Certificate of Use Inspections in Miami Dade and City of Doral.

5.- We have the best Boundary Survey, Site Plan, Engineering Survey as last page in the report for Certificate of Use Inspection.

6.- We are a team of Professional Engineers.

7.- We work only with qualified, licensed and experienced consultants to perform other services incidental to our work. (Professional Land Surveyors and Mappers).

8.- Owner is certified as HUD FHA inspector and 203 (K) Consultant to perform inspections for the Federal Government.

9.- We are registered with Central Contractor Registration (CCR), ORCA, Small Business Administration (SBA) to do business with the Federal Government.

10.- We are a vendor for many banks institutions and asset management companies.

11.- Owner of the Company is also a Professional Engineer and performs inspections.

 

Certificate of Use Inspections, Facts.

A.- We have a flat fee, everything included, for properties up to 1/4 acre (10,890 square feet) or around. Our Engineering fee is a flat fee regardless the type, size or location of the property.

B.- Our turnaround time is less than 5 business days. Please allow extra days for properties in City of Doral and even more time for properties in Opa-Locka or for properties found with additions, alterations or modifications. We always search for plans and permits in Microfilm Section and Property Appraiser.

C.- Boundary Survey is not a requirement to obtain Certificate of Use but we might provide a Boundary Survey for single family residences, duplexes and townhouses signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper or we might convert the Engineery Survey or Site Plan into a Boundary Survey in our Certificate of Use Inspections.

E.- We are one of the top companies doing this type of Inspection since 2009 when Ordinance was approved.

F.- Our Report has concise, bold and clear prints, perfectly legible. Quality remains after printing, scanning, faxing, etc.

G.- Our Engineering Surveys, Site Plans or Boundary Surveys follows the minimum standards for the practice as required by State of Florida.

H.- Owner of the Company is also a Professional Engineer and perform Certificate of Use Inspections. All our inspections are reviewed before submission of report to obtain Certificate of Use.  

 

 

 

 Please click below to go to:

Contact Us      Home Page      Site Map.

 

 

Certificate of Use.

Certificate of Use Inspections.

 

Certificate of Use, 40 Year Recertification Inspections, Property Boundary Surveys, Pre Purchase Property Zoning Inspections, Electrical Inspections, Building, Zoning and Insurance Inspections, Engineering and Land Surveying Services, Structural Inspections, Property Surveys, Wind Mitigation, 4 Point Inspections, Roof Condition Certification, Engineering and Insurance Inspections, Miami, Miami Dade, Hialeah, Doral, Homestead, Coral Gables, Beach, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, Sweetwater, Palmetto Bay, Opa Locka, Florida City, Aventura, Sunny Isles, Miami Dade,

 

 All Home Meters, LLC.

 

Certificate of Use -All Home Meters
MIAMI , FL 33193 .
ph: 305 606 4732 .
info@AllHomeMeters.com.

http://AllHomeMeters.com
alt: 786 318 7203 .

May 27, 2013 08:07 PM
Rainer
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Armando Longueira
P.E. - All Home Meters / Certificate of Use
All Home Meters, LLC/ Certificate of Use, 40 Year Inspection

Certificate of Use.

Miami Dade Certificate of Use. 

The Certificate of Use enforces that the foreclosed property meets the zoning and building regulations in compliance with the Code.

Our Certificate of Use is obtained by a Company meeting all the requirements enforced by State of Florida and Miami Dade County.

Our report for Certificate of Use is signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer.

Drawing in the report can be a Boundary Survey signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor or an Engineering Survey or Site Plan signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor.

 

Best Certificate of Use.

Before you have an opinion, please compare all the reports for Certificate of Use:

Please go to

Miami Dade Local Goverment Website/Search for Reports

and evaluate yourself.

We perform the best inspection and have the best report, the best drawing, the best qualifications, the best team, the fastest turnaround time and the lowest price to obtain Certificate of Use ....because:

 You deserve the best. 

 

Certificate of Use Inspections 

We have mandatory Certificate of Authorization from State of Florida (in our case Board of Professional Engineers) to "offer" and perform Engineering Services (same applies to architectural companies). Florida Statutes (F.S.) 471.023.

We have mandatory Local Business Tax to conduct this type of business in Miami Dade County. Chapter 8A, Article IX, Sec. 8A-171, Code of Ordinances.

 

Quality Control for Certificate of Use.

The owner of the company is a Professional Engineer and every report for Certificate of Use is reviewed before submission. A few companies have a Professional Engineer or an Architect as the owner.

 

Boundary Survey for Certificate of Use. 

Miami Dade County local government has not enforced the use of a Boundary Survey to obtain Certificate of Use.

Always have been our opinion that a Boundary Survey must be a requirement to obtain Certificate of Use.

The drawing cannot be a simple addition of lines because statements on page #2 in the report for Certificate of Use depend on the measurements of the property stated in the map.

Our field works and drawings had been always made by professionals in the surveying activity and our final map is always reviewed and approved by a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper before to be signed by a Professional Engineer.

It is practically impossible to have a true measurement of a setback if the drawing-map does not follow the minimum standards for a Boundary Survey required by State of Florida.

We have followed those standards in our drawings but we want to emphasize that measurements in our drawings cannot be considered final. Regardless the signature in the drawing (Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper), that drawing is only valid to obtain Certificate of Use and cannot be use for other purposes.

We provide an Engineering Survey because we cannot increase our fees to offer our service when a Boundary Survey is not an official requirement.

Our Engineering Survey or Site Plan signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer might be converted into a Boundary Survey signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor and Mapper.

 

Certificate of Use, Miami Dade Code.

The person or entity listed upon a Certificate of Title issued pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes as the purchaser of a single-family residence, condominium unit, townhouse or duplex shall obtain a Certificate of Use (CU) from the Department prior to offering said residence for sale, transfer or other alienation.

The Certificate of Use required by this subsection shall be for the purpose of determining whether or not the residence in question complies with all building codes and zoning codes applicable to the residence and to provide a disclosure of those findings.

The Director shall require disclosure by requiring an inspection of the property by personnel authorized to conduct such inspections by the Director and to subsequently record in the public records of Miami-Dade County the inspection report.

Said report shall include a good faith estimate of the cost to repair or remedy all code violations disclosed by the inspection.

The Director shall prescribe the form of the inspection report and disclosure to ensure compliance with the intent of this section.

Upon the recording of the inspection report and estimate in the public records of Miami-Dade County, the Director is authorized to issue the Certificate of Use required by this subsection (c).

The Director shall refer any County Code violations disclosed in the report to the proper County Department for enforcement action.

County Departments are authorized to collect fees for inspections and other administrative costs and/or for the issuance of the Certificate of Use, as maybe applicable, and as established in the departments' approved schedule of fees.

 

 

 Please click below to go to:

 

Contact Us                                 Site Map.

 

Certificate of Use Inspections.

Certificate of Use.

 

Certificate of Use, 40 Year Recertification Inspections, Property Boundary Surveys, Pre Purchase Property Zoning Inspections, Electrical Inspections, Building, Zoning and Insurance Inspections, Engineering and Land Surveying Services, Structural Inspections, Property Surveys, Wind Mitigation, 4 Point Inspections, Roof Condition Certification, Engineering and Insurance Inspections, Miami, Miami Dade, Hialeah, Doral, Homestead, Coral Gables, Beach, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, Sweetwater, Palmetto Bay, Opa Locka, Florida City, Aventura, Sunny Isles, Miami Dade,

 

 All Home Meters, LLC.

 

Certificate of Use -All Home Meters
MIAMI , FL 33193 .
ph: 305 606 4732 .
info@AllHomeMeters.com.

http://AllHomeMeters.com
alt: 786 318 7203 .

 
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