Step 7: Certificate of Occupancy

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Is a Certificate of Occupancy needed and how do I get one?

Once building construction for your property has been completed and a final building inspection has been performed by a city Building Inspector, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued for your building. This allows you to legally occupy the building.  Listed below are the required items necessary to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy:

  • Completed sub-contractors list
  • All applicable permits must be on record, completed and finialed
  • All outstanding mobility/impact fees must be paid in full
  • Termite treatment certificate (will be collected by the Building Inspector at the time of Final Inspection)
  • Insulation certificate (will be collected by the Building Inspector at the time of Final Inspection)
  • Hot check letter from the electrical contractor (will be collected by the Building Inspector at the time of Final Inspection)
  • Completed sub-contractors list (will be collected by the Building Inspector at the time of Final Inspection)
  • Final survey indicating all improvements to the property and finish floor elevation, including an elevation certificate for all projects constructed within a Flood Zone (will be collected by the Building Inspector at the time of Final Inspection)

If you intend to use your building for commercial activity or plan to rent a short term rental home, please be sure to visit our License webpage to review all of the necessary requirements you must obtain prior to starting any work.