Effective May 26, 2022, mandatory structural inspections are required for condominium and cooperative association buildings three (3) stories or taller. These “Milestone Inspections” are performed by a licensed architect or engineer, authorized to practice in the state of Florida. (State Law)
Applicable buildings must have a Milestone Inspection once the building reaches a certain age, then every 10 years thereafter.
Within three (3) miles of a coastline: 25 years of age
More than three (3) miles of a coastline: 30 years of age
Buildings 25 or 30 years of age before July 1, 2022; December 31, 2024
Buildings 25 or 30 years of age between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024: December 31, 2025
Exemptions: These requirements do not apply to a single-family, two-family, or three-family dwelling with three or fewer habitable stories above ground.
Certified letters will be mailed to condominium and cooperative associations at the beginning of the year in which the milestone inspection is due. Inspections are due within 180 days of receipt of the letter, unless due date is specified above. Once a design professional has been assigned to a project, all future communication will be via email to the design professional and association.
The condominium association or cooperative association must arrange for the milestone inspection to be performed and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of this section. The condominium association or cooperative association is responsible for all costs associated with the inspection and the inspection must be performed by a licensed architect or engineer authorized to practice in this state.