Certificate of Occupancy: 

Certificates of Occupancy is a business license issued to new or existing buildings. Buildings must first be inspected and approved for occupancy by Planning & Zoning, Building Safety, Fire and Health Division, if applicable. 

Owners or renters proposing to operate a new business must apply for a license and a Certificate of Occupancy prior to operating a business.  

A Certificate of Occupancy is required for:

  • A new business
  • A new building
  • A new owner for an existing building or business 
  • A change of use, tenant or occupancy in an existing building or tenant space 
  • A remodeled, altered or expanded building 
  • A change in the name of an existing business 
  • A change in the location of an existing business