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Administration Building - Community Development Department
M-Th: 7:30AM - 5:00PM; Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM
(407) 742-0200
1 Courthouse Square,
Suite 1400
Kissimmee, FL 34741

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. 

Building Office

  • 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.

Impact Fees

  • 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.

Fire Rescue

  • 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.