Every business operating within the City requires a Certificate of Occupancy, or CO. A CO confirms that your business is operating legally and your premise has been inspected for compliance with applicable codes.
Several City divisions are involved in the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) inspection process. During the CO process, Community improvement Services will inspect your premise for compliance with requirements provided to the business owner by a Development Services Planner assigned to this CO. The Planner uses the DDC to determine the requirements for each property. to see the Community Improvement Services CO Inspection tip sheet. Ensuring the items on this tip sheet are taken care of on your property will improve your chances of passing your CO inspection on the first visit. Failing the inspection will delay the issuance of your CO.
To obtain a CO for your business, submit an application and all required documents to Building Inspections. If you need assistance applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, contact Building Inspections at 940-349-8360.