When is a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) required?

All new construction of habitable residential, commercial or industrial buildings requires a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) before the building can be occupied. Major commercial renovations or changes in business occupancies also require a CO. A CO allows for a final review by city departments to assure the project is completed according to submitted plans and that the building is safe to occupy.

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1. It's my property, why do I need a building permit?
2. What are the codes the City uses?
3. Can the Building Inspector help me plan my building?
4. How much will a building permit cost?
5. What plans should be submitted with a permit application?
6. How long does it take to get a building permit?
7. Who can do the work?
8. Why does the City do inspections?
9. How do I request and inspection?
10. Why are some inspections performed in groups?
11. When is a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) required?
12. What are the requirements for fences?
13. Is a permit needed to fix or replace a roof?