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PALM BEACH BUILDING RECERTIFICATION & MILESTONE INSPECTIONS

 We specialize in Building recertifications and have completed thousands of milestone inspections across Palm Beach. Our expertise in both engineering and construction give us an insiders perspective in the inner workings of a building. This allows us to provide you with a thorough milestone inspection.  Our team of experienced engineers can help make the process of passing your Palm Beach Milestone inspection as easy as possible. With a 100% success rate we are the leading engineering company in Palm Beach for all your building inspections. Whether you need a 30 year milestone inspection, 25 year milestone inspection or a 10 year milestone inspection we are here to help you through the process. The previous 40 year inspection has now been adjusted in accordance with Florida’s new Building safety inspection program which you can learn more about by scrolling down below. 

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If you reside within Palm Beach County and received a letter from your local Palm Beach building department letting you know your Building requires a milestone inspected we can help. The Palm Beach Building Department mandates the submission of a milestone inspection report for your Palm Beach building within 90 days of the issuance of the inspection notice. If you find yourself uncertain about the procedures, rest assured, as we are here to provide guidance. Our seasoned engineering team possesses a wealth of experience, having successfully conducted numerous milestone inspections in compliance with Palm Beach County regulations.

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GET READY!

In order for you to start the process of completing your milestone inspection process in Palm Beach, it is imperative that we gather essential information. Prior to contacting our office, please ensure you have the following crucial details readily available: Your Title (Building Owner, Building Manager, Building Association Representative), Full Name, Email, Two Contact Phone Numbers, the Building Address, Number of Stories, as well as the Number of Units.

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Speak to Us

Once you have gathered the aforementioned information, give us a call. We will collect your information and email you a proposal. Kindly note that the issuance of a proposal is contingent upon the provision of the specified details we require above. Typically, we aim to furnish a proposal for your milestone inspection in Palm Beach County within a 48-hour timeframe.

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ACCEPT Proposal and PAY Deposit

Upon receipt of the proposal, please proceed to sign it digitally. Subsequently, an invoice for the deposit will be generated and must be payed before proceeding to the next step. This will enable you to progress to the subsequent phase of the Palm Beach Milestone inspection process.

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Expect a Call from Our Engineers

Upon receiving payment, a member of our engineering team will contact you. We recommend starting the process promptly, as we are currently experiencing high demand for milestone inspections across Palm Beach, Florida. The sooner you start the process the sooner we can get your milestone inspection completed.

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Almost There

Following the completion of the building inspection, the remaining balance must be settled. Upon receipt of the final payment, we will email you the completed milestone inspection. Regardless of whether the inspection outcome is successful or requires remediation, the submission of the report is mandatory. Subsequently, you can forward your failed report to the Palm Beach Building Department in order to receive an extension of 180 days. This extension allows time to obtain the necessary permits and address the identified issues outlined in the report.

PASSED INSPECTION

Once we give your building a clean report you can now submit the report to the Palm Beach building departmentThis signifies that your building has undergone the milestone inspection process. Following the completion of your milestone inspection, you will not have to complete another milestone inspection for 10 years. Timely submission of your report is imperative. Failure to deliver the report to the building department before the due date may necessitate a redo of the inspection. In such a case, you will be required to complete and pay for the inspection process once again.

FAILED INSPECTION

In the event that your Palm Beach milestone inspection unveiled structural or electrical issues within your building, rest assured that we will still provide our assistance. Submit your unsuccessful inspection report to the Palm Beach Building Department, and you will be granted an extension of 180 days to secure the necessary permits for completing the required repairs. Once the repairs are finalized, our team will review the permits and repairs and provide you with a clean report which you can submit to the Palm Beach building department. The repairs that are needed to your property are not included in our Milestone Inspection cost. 

Always refer back to your local Palm Beach County municipalities building department for updates to the regulations required. You can contact the Palm Beach building department for any changes regarding the Palm Beach Milestone Inspection requirements. Palm Beach may require additional inspection requirements besides the ones outlined in Senate Bill SB 4-D.

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PALM BEACH BUILDING DEPARTMENT

2300 N Jog Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

(561) 233-5130 

PALM BEACH MILESTONE INSPECTION EXPLAINED

The Palm Beach Building recertification program is a crucial program that helps to ensure your building is structurally sound and is safe for use. The new Florida Building Safety Inspection Program also known as a Milestone inspection is a requirement for all buildings in Florida that are over 2 stories tall. Palm Beach county may also require that your buildings electrical system be inspected. The Palm Beach 40-year recertifications have been revised to 30-year or 25-year recertifications, contingent on your building’s proximity to the coast. The 10-year recertification remains unchanged and is mandatory irrespective of the milestone inspection you’ve completed. You can read more regarding Chapter 553 of the new Florida Statutes as well as Florida Statute 718.501(3)(a) / Senate Bill SB 4-D

By completing the Palm Beach Milestone requirements you are also fulfilling the new requirements based on Florida’s new building inspection safety program associated with Senate Bill SB 4-D.

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Structural

The main component checked in a milestone inspection are the structural elements in a building. We look for cracks and spalling as indicators of damage underneath.

Electrical

Unincorporated Palm Beach does not require any additional inspections besides the ones outlined in SB-4D but other jurisdictions may require an Electrical inspection when completing a milestone inspection.

Palm Beach 30 year recertifications

 If your building is located in Palm Beach, is 3 stories or higher, and is located more than 3 Miles from the Palm Beach coast then you are required to complete recertification once your building has reached 30 years of age. According to the new Florida SB 4-D law it must be completed by December 31, 2024 if the building is more than 30 years old or on December 31th of the 30th year if it is not. This replaces the previous Palm Beach 40 year inspection which was previously required.

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Palm Beach 25 year recertifications

If your building is located in Palm Beach and is 3 stories or higher, and is less than 3 Miles from the coast then you are also required to complete recertification once your building reaches 25 years of age. According to the new Florida SB 4-D law it must be completed by December 31, 2024 if the building is more than 25 years old or on December 31th of the 25th year if it is notThis replaces the previous Palm Beach 40 year inspection which was previously required.

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Palm Beach 10 year recertifications

The Palm Beach 10 year milestone inspection has not changed and is required regardless if you completed a 40 year inspection, 30 year inspection, or a 25 year inspection. If you have completed any of the above Palm Beach milestone inspections you will have to repeat the process every 10 years after. 

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FAQ

WHAT DO YOU INSPECT IN A PALM BEACH BUILDING RECERTIFICATION?

The primary objective of a milestone inspection is to inspect the structural components of a building to ensure it is stable and does not have any underlying structural issues. Each county has it’s own additional requirements that are not outlined in the Florida building safety inspection. We look for stresses in the concrete in the form of spalling or cracks in the concrete. Regardless if we perform a 40 year inspection, 30 year inspection, 25 year inspection, or 10 year inspection, we check all of the crucial structural components of your building. 

Palm Beach may also require an inspection of your buildings electrical system but you can visit their building departments website to confirm the requirements. These regulations are always changing so you should always refer back to the corresponding building departments website.

Which BUILDINGS in Palm Beach REQUIRE A MILESTONE INSPECTION?

Every Building in Palm Beach that is 3 stories tall or higher is required to complete a milestone inspection. Depending on where your building is located, it will determine when you first milestone inspection is due. If your building is more than 3 miles from the coast then you are required to complete your first inspection after 30 years. If your building is less than 3 miles from the Palm Beach coast then your first milestone inspection is required after 25 years. These new requirements were put in place to replace the previous 40 year recertification program in conjunction with the new Florida Building safety inspection program

Who is qualified to PERFORM A Milestone inspection iN PALM BEACH?

The new Florida Building safety inspection program can be completed by any certified Florida Engineer or Architect. We have completed countless milestone inspections in Palm beach and would be happy to help you get started. Our team of engineers are specialized in completing these inspections and combined we have over 100 years of experience in the field. We try to make it as easy as possible to complete your Palm Beach Milestone inspection regardless whether it is a 25 year, 30 year or 10 year milestone inspection

WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE THE MILESTONE INSPECTION IN PALM BEACH?

Once you receive the letter in the mail notifying you that your building is up for a milestone inspection you have 90 days to submit it to the Palm Beach building department. We always ask our customers to verify these dates and refer back to the Palm Beach building department for specific dates. It is imperative that you send them the report whether you passed or failed the milestone inspection.Even if you failed the report, when you submit your failed report you can receive an extension of 180 days so that you will have additional time to pull the correct permits and get these things repaired.

How much does a Milestone inspection cost in Palm Beach?

The cost for a milestone inspection in Palm Beach varies based on the engineering company doing the inspection.There are many factors that engineering companies use to give you a quote. Some of the elements that are used to determine the cost are the size of the building, how many units, how many stories, the proximity from the office, and the complexity of the inspection. Some engineering companies will also take into account the square footage of the property. TO get an exact quote for your specific building you will need to see our process above. We cannot send you a proposal without having all of your information. 

WILL YOU submit my INSPECTION TO THE PALM BEACH BUILDING DEPARTMENT?

No, we do not submit your passed or failed report to the Palm Beach Building department. You are responsible for making sure your corresponding county receives your milestone inspection by the required date.  Whether you passed or failed your milestone inspection you are required to submit the report. If you pass your inspection but do not submit it to the city in time you may be asked to redo the inspection process. In that case you will be charged for another inspection. We are always here to help you and walk you through the process but it is your responsibility to get the forms submited in time. 

WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS IN Palm Beach DO YOU PROVIDE BUILDING Inspections?

We provide our services in all of Palm Beach including South Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Atlantis, Golf, Tequesta, South Bay, Wellington, Cloud Lake, Glen Ridge, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Lake Clarke Shores, Royal Palm Beach, Highland Beach, Gulf Stream, Greenacres, Haverhill, Jupiter, Westlake, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth Beach, North Palm Beach, Mangonia Park, Lake Park, Lantana, Pahokee, Manalapan, Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Shores, and Loxahatchee Groves.

DO I nEED TO PUT MY BUILDING UP TO CODE WITH A MILESTONE INSPECTION

No you will not be penalized or fined for code violations during your Palm Beach milestone inspection. The milestone inspection is solely focused on the structural integrity of your building. Although it is possible, after doing thousands of inspections we have never had a customer that needs to put the building up to code in conjunction with a milestone inspection.

is THE 40 Year INSPECTION STILL REQUIRED IN Palm Beach?

No, the new 25 year or 30 year milestone inspection are the newly updated version of the 40 year inspection also known as the 40 year recertification. Florida’s new SB 4-D Law made updates to the frequency of inspections for an earlier date.

WHat is the point of Palm Beach BUILDING SAFETY inspection program?

The Palm Beach building Safety inspection program helps to ensure the structural integrity of building across Florida. The inspection checks for cracks in concrete or concrete spalling to uncover any underlying issues that need to be repairs. This prevents catastrophic failures such as the one that occurred with the Champlain towers in Surfside, Florida. These programs are put in place for public safety as well as the inhabitants of the building.

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