On August 24, 2021, the Boca Raton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5589, enacting Section 19-162, Code of Ordinances, the “Building Recertification Inspection Program.” The Building Recertification Inspection Program requires that any “threshold building,” except single-family or duplex residential dwellings, in the City of Boca Raton that has a “building age” of 30 years or greater shall be subject to recertification. For purposes of the Building Recertification Inspection Program, “threshold building” and “building age” have the following meanings:
"Threshold building" shall mean any building which is greater than 3 stories or 50 feet in height, or which has an assembly occupancy classification as defined in the Florida Building Code which exceeds 5,000 square feet in area and an occupant content of greater than 500 persons. [This is the same meaning set forth in Section 553.71(12), Florida Statutes.]
"Building age" shall mean the time period since the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or, where adequate records are not available to determine when a certificate of occupancy was issued, shall be determined by the building official based on the best available evidence.
At the May 10, 2022 City Council Meeting, the 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. A fee of $500 per recertification has been adopted as part of the City’s review of each application.
Please see the following “Guidelines” for more information on the Recertification process, specific information regarding requirements for inspections and reports, how to submit, review fees, etc.