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Certificate of Use Inspections Made Quick and Easy In Miami-Dade County

COU of Miami, Inc., was established in 2009 to provide expert level service to the County's implementation of Ordinance #08-133. Requiring a Certificate of Use, owners of foreclosed properties in unincorporated Miami-Dade County are required to provide a Certificate of Use inspection with a Disclosure of Findings report.

Fastest Certificate of Use Inspections

Our turnaround time is 3-5 business days for a Certificate of Use, our rates are very competitive and our service is second to none. You are consulted by our professional and knowledgeable architects, engineers and draftsmen to facilitate the process.

Technology to Speed It Up

Our proprietary online software makes it easy for customers to upload their Certificate of Use requests and follow the order as it moves through the Miami-Dade Certificate of Use process.

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We are just a phone call away (305.807.8771) or email away to answer any concerns or questions that you may have about obtaining a Certificate of Use. Our company is both licensed and insured.

We look forward to doing business with you!

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History and Process for Obtaining a Certificate of Use in Miami-Dade County Florida

A burden relieved on March 13, 2009, buyers were protected by Miami-Dade County Ordinance No. 08-133 for sudden repairs or other inadequacies of foreclosed properties. The Ordinance enacted the Certificate of Use property inspection requirement for single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and duplexes. Before offering the property for sale, transfer or alienation, the title holders of the foreclosed property are required to provide a Certificate of Use to Miami-Dade County. The new Certificate of Use (CU) inspection process includes the preparation of a Disclosure of Findings report developed with an architect or professional engineer (licensed and registered in the State of Florida). The Report identifies building or zoning code violations and provides an estimate cost to rectify such violations. The new CU inspection process is summarized below:
  • The property owner contracts with COU of Miami to conduct the inspection, develop the Disclosure of Findings Report, and file for the Certificate of Use. The property owner is set up in COU of Miami's proprietary online Certificate of Use processing system.
  • A Disclosure of Findings Report is submitted to the Zoning Permits Section of the Department at the Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center, along with the initial processing fee of $300 and an 8% surcharge per property being filed.
  • Department of Planning and Zoning (DP&Z) staff will review the Report and accept or reject the findings. The approval process does not require the violations to be resolved. Staff will also inform the relevant agencies of reported violations.
  • If the Disclosure of Findings Report is rejected, the Report will be revised to respond to the issues identified by Zoning Permits staff. The Report will be re-submitted and an additional $50, plus 8% surcharge fee will be assessed.
  • If the Disclosure of Findings Report is approved, the holder of the Certificate of Title will file the accepted Report with the Clerk of the Courts.
  • The recorded document will then be submitted to DP&Z (along with the remaining filing fee of $50 plus an 8% surcharge) to then be issued the Certificate of Use