Certificate of Occupancy Chart

 

 

Type of Property  Current Requirements    
One (1) or Two (2) Family Owner Occupied No C of O Required
One (1) or Two (2) Family Owned by RHA       No C of O Required
One (1) or Two (2) 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 Three (3) Years.

One (1) or Two (2) 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 Three (3) Years.

Mixed Occupancy Building containing One (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 (2) 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
Re-occupancy 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