Why is a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) So Important?
Building a property and watching it evolve to completion is an exciting proposition, but there are specific paperwork and necessary permits required along the way to make it happen. From the contractors to builders and other craftsman involved, building a property or adding on to it requires permits and several inspections to get there. These rules and regulations called “building codes” are in place to ensure that all of the elements that go into building a property remain safe.
Once the building permits are obtained, and the inspections are successfully completed, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) can usually be obtained. This vital document is issued to a builder or contractor after permits are obtained and all of the building inspections such as electrical, plumbing, structural, fire, and mechanical pass.