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Palm Beach County is working to implement changes after the Surfside tragedy

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Rescue workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Friday, June 25, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. The seaside condominium tower collapsed on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

County currently doesn’t have 40-year recertification program.

Palm Beach County officials are working tirelessly to make changes following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside.

Palm beach County’s building division will seek direction from county commissioners next Tuesday on developing and implementing a program to make sure that the safety of buildings in the county, according to Contact 5.

Currently Palm Beach County does not have a 40-year building inspection or recertification program like Broward and Miami-Dade counties have in place.

Palm Beach County does not have a safe building regulation plan in place, they rely on residents complaints and information from the property owners.

Several of the municipalities in the county are also considering revising and making changes to so that all of the buildings are safe to reside in.

The Surfside tragedy was a lesson for all property owners to make sure that the buildings are up to code and safe for all residents.