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.
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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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