Certificate of Occupancy


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Certificate of Occupancy

(C of O)
A permit from a local government agency granting permission to use a building or site for a particular purpose; issued after the satisfactory completion of construction.

certificate of occupancy

A document issued by governmental authority certifying that all or a designated portion of a building complies with the provisions of applicable statutes and regulations, and permitting occupancy for its designated use. Also called an occupancy permit or a certificate of use and occupancy permit.
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The Certificate of Occupancy for the laboratory is one of three such occupancy certificates that the Company must obtain in order to operate at the Clarkdale site.
Once we have obtained the Certificate of Occupancy and moved into the new facility, we will be able to commence increased scale of production.
He also said there were other conditions that kept city officials from issuing a certificate of occupancy for the 60,000-square-foot building.
The site broke ground on October 4, 2004 and has already received the city's certificate of occupancy.
The current business plan is to obtain a certificate of occupancy and market the units as condos or rentals.
Although the house is already constructed, he has essentially been applying for city approval of a building permit and certificate of occupancy so he can finally move in.
Additionally, the 76-unit 2nd and Roy apartments are physically complete and have received a certificate of occupancy," he said.
A lawful certificate of occupancy for the Casino had been issued that deemed the premises suitable for serving alcohol, but the ABC disregarded the certificate.
One of the challenges in this deal was that the building was constructed before the implementation of the certificate of occupancy requirement.
The city issued a temporary certificate of occupancy Thursday, allowing an immediate opening on the condition that finishing touches be completed within 10 days, Lambert said.
Berkadia and Fannie Mae were able to close the loan despite structuring challenges, including phased development issues, a lack of a permanent certificate of occupancy at closing, preliminary certificate of eligibility for 421(a) tax exemption, and issues relating to cross-easements for ingress/ egress and parking.

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