Certificate of Occupancy

As defined by the City's adopted International Code, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required for new commercial and residential structures, and when the occupancy group changes for a remodeling project (i.e. an office changes to a restaurant).

Residential Single & Two-Family Construction

The following must be completed for single and two-family new construction before a CO will be issued:

  • All items on the Engineering Division inspection card have been inspected and approved
  • All items on the Building Division inspection card have been inspected and approved
  • The building is complete
  • Electrical, water, sewer, heating, and cooling tested
  • State electrical inspector approval
  • Driveways are finished with asphalt or concrete
  • Address numbers are posted
  • Site improvements are complete or an on-site improvements agreement is in place 

Multi-Family & Commercial Construction

The following must be completed for multi-family and commercial new construction before a CO will be issued

  • Same as the requirements listed above regarding residential single and two-family construction