A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) shows that a building is safe to be occupied. You need a CO for:
- New construction.
- Alterations that impact exits or fire ratings.
- Projects that change the use or occupancy of a building.
A CO is not required:
- For existing one-or-two-family homes.
- If the owner, tenant, or residents have changed but the building use remains the same.
Please visit our Certificate of Occupancy page for more information.