Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for all new businesses, a change in use, a change in business name, or a change in owner for a single space, tenant, or building. There are two types of Certificates of Occupancy (C.O.): Administrative  and Operational.

Administrative C.O.

Administrative Certificate of Occupancy includes:

  • Owner changes
  • Address changes
  • Business name changes
  • Temporary power; this may be applied for by the property manager when power is temporarily needed in the building/suite to show the building/suite to prospective tenants

Operational C.O.

  • New businesses
  • New use

Submittal Requirements

Submittal requirements depend upon the type of Certificate of Occupancy:

  • Administrative C.O.:
    • Certificate of Occupancy Application
    • Letter of Intent
    • If multi-tenant, a list of all suite numbers, business names, and square feet
  • Operational C.O.:
    • Certificate of Occupancy Application
    • Floor Plan
    • Letter of Intent
    • Sales Tax ID (if applicable)
    • If multi-tenant, a list of all suite numbers, business names, and square feet

Inspection Required

  • Building
  • Fire
  • Grease Interceptor Inspection (if applicable)
  • Health (if applicable)
  • Survey Verification
  • Zoning Enforcement

Fees

  • $75 per building/tenant space
  • $96 for temporary power, if applicable
  • Failed Fire inspections will result in a $25 re-inspection fee

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