What is a Certificate of Occupancy? – David Reecher

A Certificate of Occupancy is a document issued by a local government that certifies a home is ready to be occupied and complies with local building codes. The certificate is issued following an inspection by a licensed inspector on behalf of the local government. Certificates of Occupancy are required for any newly constructed building or conversion from a commercial to a residential building. Check out the building code for your area to find out what’s required to receive a certificate of occupancy.

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