Certificate of Occupancy (COO)

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 your local building code to find out what’s required to receive a certificate of occupancy.