Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
A Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the Building Official upon completion of the construction of a building and installation of electrical, gas, mechanical, elevator and plumbing systems 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).
Certificate of Completion (CC)
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.