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C.O. Inspection Requirements

An inspection is performed prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy to insure that the new or renovated structure meets all necessary fire protection requirements and that all improvements have been completed in accordance with the approved plans.

"No building shall be occupied in whole or in part without the approval of and issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Report being completed and filed by the authority having jurisdiction (A.H.J.)." In addition, Section 16 of the Fire Prevention Code specifies that any installation subject to inspection, which has not been inspected prior to covering or concealment, may be required to be exposed for inspection.

Inspector's Check Sheet (printable PDF file)