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CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all commercial properties.The items listed below must be completed prior to the occupancy of any commercial building. Please contact each division to arrange for an inspection.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

  • A Certificate of Occupancy Application must be submitted to Building Inspection for approval by several different departments depending upon the type of business.
  • Zoning approval is required by Planning and Zoning.
  • Building Inspection finals required on building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and energy.
  • Fire Department requires final inspection. (Contact Fire Marshal's Office for information.)
  • Final inspection by Engineering on all drainage, water and sewer mains with:
    • Bond received
    • Letter of quantities
    • As-built plans
    • Chlorinated and pressure tested
"SHELL"

Acceptance of site must be approved by the following divisions prior to tenant occupancy:

  • Building Inspection - Shell building approved, sidewalk, parking lot striping and dumpster.
  • Fire Department - Fire lanes and fire hydrants in place and operational.
  • Planning and Zoning - Landscaping, screening walls and final plat if applicable.
  • Engineering:
    • Bond received
    • Chlorinated and pressure tested
    • Letters of quantities
    • Acceptance of drainage, water and sewer
    • As-built plans
INTERIOR FINISH

Prior to occupancy of interior lease spaces, a shell Certificate of Occupancy must be completed and on file.

  • Certificate of Occupancy Application must be completed by the tenant and submitted to Building Inspection for approval by Planning and Zoning.
  • Building Inspection finals required on building lease spaces, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and energy.
  • Fire Department requires final inspection for each lease space.