Enhanced Building Safety Inspections Program

The safety of our community is a top priority; therefore, the City of Aventura is making sure that the structural integrity of the building properties in Aventura is in accordance with the 40-year and 50-year certifications as governed by-Miami Dade County with the Enhanced Building Safety Inspections Program.

The City is being proactive and reactive on its approach to make sure that building property managers are doing what they are supposed to do in terms of properly maintaining their properties in accordance with the 40-year and 50-year certifications as governed by Miami-Dade County.

Proactively: The City has ordered inspections of every building coming up on their 40-year certification, as well as all buildings older than 40 years, which have not been recently recertified. We continue to work with our building experts and business partners and will consider making any and all necessary adjustments to our review processes to ensure that we remain compliant with all current and any potential future County and State guidelines.

Reactively: The City continues to respond and track all calls from concerned residents that identify conditions such as concrete fractures, cracks in floors and ceilings, rust spots on concrete, possible spalling inside building garages, etc. and will inspect specific concerns regarding building structural integrity. An inspector is responding to each and every location and if deemed necessary, they will require the property manager to have an engineer’s report completed that outlines any necessary repairs in order to address the issue(s) at hand. In most cases, this step is unnecessary because the properties located here are generally well-maintained and in good repair.

Additionally, the City is adding two (2) building department staff and a full-time code official to ensure we have sufficient personnel to assist in conducting building inspections and responding to residents’ calls.

Public safety will always be the single most important role our City plays in the lives of our residents. We want you to feel safe and most importantly, be safe when you are home in Aventura.

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    In an effort to protect public safety, the City of Aventura has passed an ordinance requiring all building associations to share structural engineering and life-safety reports with the City. Read on...
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    The safety of our community is a top priority; therefore, the City is making sure that the structural integrity of the building properties in Aventura is in accordance with the 40-year and 50-year certifications as governed by-Miami Dade County. Read on...
  3. A Message from the City Manager Regarding the Review of Building Structures in Aventura

    In response to the partial building collapse in Surfside, the City of Aventura Building and Code Compliance Divisions have initiated a proactive inspection process as requested by Miami-Dade County. Read on...
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Contact

Community Development Department
305-466-8940
code@cityofaventura.com

If you have any concerns about specific issues within your own building, we encourage you to address them with your property manager and board members. 

If you believe any issue poses a life/safety issue, we ask that you call and report it to the City. You can do so by emailing photos or videos as well as a written description to the Community Development Department.

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