All new buildings, additions to existing buildings or a change made in the occupancy / use shall obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy prior to the building being occupied.
A Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the Building Official upon completion of the construction of a building and installation of the following in accordance with technical codes, and specifications of the plans submitted for plan review:
(All handicap accessibility requirements shall be completed before a Temporary C.O. is issued).
A Certificate of Completion is proof that a structure or system is complete and all permits related to the project have received all the required inspections to include a passing final building inspection.
The Building Official may issue a Certificate of Completion once all of the required inspections have been performed and approved for the rehabilitation, remodeling or repairs of a structure when a certificate of occupancy is not required. This certificate does not grant authority to occupy a space prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.