Certificates of Occupancy
When construction work is complete, the City's Inspections Services Office issues Certificates of Occupancy, which must be obtained before a building is occupied.
Please note: Development Services does not issue certificates of occupancy on Single Family Homes. This only applies to buildings with commercial and multi-family uses.
Types of Certificates of Occupancy
There are two types of certificates of occupancy:
Note: Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued for Single Family Residence.
- Temporary Occupancy
A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be issued when the Building Official finds that no substantial hazard will result from occupancy of any structure or portion of a structure before all work is completed. A Certificate of Occupancy is required upon completion of the remainder of the work.
- Regular Occupancy
Certificates of Occupancy are issued when all work for which the Building Permit was issued is complete and has had a final inspection.
For additional information, please contact: Inspections Services Office at (858) 492-5070.