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Certificate of Occupancy Chart

 

 

Type of Property    Current Requirements    
One or Two Family
Owner Occupied
No C of O Required
One or Two Family Owned by RHA       No C of O Required
One or Two Family, Occupied by the
Owner's Spouse, Child, Parent or Sibling

A C of O Exemption may be obtained by submission of the required application and proof of residency & relationship.

The Exemption, once approved, must be renewed every (3) Years.

One or Two Family
Non Owner Occupied

C of O Required every Six (6) Years

The only exception to this would be if: 

  • The C of O for a one or two family is issued on or after 1/1/2014
  • The property is located in the Lead High Risk Area
  • Interior Deteriorated Paint is found during the C of O inspection; and
  • Interim Controls are used to remedy the lead hazard

In this situation, the C of O must be renewed every (3) Years.

Mixed Occupancy Building   
containing 1 or more dwelling units   
C of O Required every Three (3) Years
Multiple Dwelling
    
C of O Required every Three (3) Years
Commercial C of O Required ONLY when they establish or change use 
Transfer C of O for Single Family  Not required
Transfer C of O for Two Family Required if no C of O issued within Two (2) Years
Transfer C of O for Mixed Occupancy  Not required
Transfer C of O for Multiple Dwellings Not required
Reoccupancy of a Dwelling vacant for
more than Two (2) Months
Required if a C of O has not been issued within the
past Year

Certificate of Occupancy Application 

Certificate of Occupancy Exemption Application 

Certificate of Occupancy Waiver Application 

 

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