Certificate Occupancy Commercial
The day a final inspection is scheduled, a CO route is started for that project. The Building Office requires unconditional approval from all other departments prior to issuance of a CO. The following is a breakdown of items that are reviewed by each department before a CO is issued.
- All required inspections must be in approved status on project permit.
- All sub-contractor permits activity permits must be in final status.
- All reinspection fees on project and sub-contractor permits must be paid in full.
- Termite certificates must be on file with the Building Office.
- If project is a Threshold Building, signed and sealed threshold reports must be on file before CO can be issued.
- If the building has elevator, final approval from State of Florida must be on file with Building Office.
- Verifies that all impact fees have been paid, including: school, fire, park, transportation, fire rescue and solid waste fees if applicable.
- Note: fire rescue and solid waste fees are not assessed until the permit is routed for a CO.
- All required inspections for any Utility / Right of Way Utilization permits on project must have approved finals.
- All required inspections for ESP or CEP permits must have approved finals.
- If a tenant build-out, must have approved finals on shell building.
- If in a flood zone, elevation certificate must be turned in prior to final approval.
- Ensures that all landscaping requirements are met and verifies that adequate buffering is provided.
- All required inspections are approved and all fees paid.
- Reinspection fees must be paid in full.
- All commercial buildings shall have a Fire Building Final inspection regardless of Sprinkler Systems or Fire Alarm Systems being installed.
- All Hydrants are in service, approved, and properly painted with required clearances.
- Must request building final inspection through IVRS this request is not automatic.
- If the building is on well or septic the following is required:
- Final approval required on system mound stabilized, alarm working electric required, house constructed, rain gutters installed, etc.
- All reinspection fees must be paid.
- Water sample results and well completion reports required on new wells drilled.
- Also, check licensure on port-o-let companies and permit approval on holding tanks.
- Verifies that the plat has been recorded when applicable and that all special conditions have been met.