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Taral, Other/Just Looking in 07307

how long certificate of occupancy takes in jersey city, nj?

Asked by Taral, 07307 Thu Oct 1, 2009

Seller applied for certificate of occupancy for new home in jersey city, how soon he will receive certification?

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In the response below Walter is accurate .. if you only applying for a "Fire Certificate"...In the city of Jersey City, if the building already has an actual CO .. which stands for Certificate of Occupancy" .. when transferring title to a new owner the City of Jersey City only requires a re-issuiance of a "Fire Certificate" verifing the unit, building and or property is in compliance to the fire codes.

As to a Certificate of Occupancy.. CO ...the CO is typically only needed for new construction and or major renovations.. This is a very long and laborious process..Once all the work is complete and the City inspectors have signed off on the work of the contractors ..Then the time line for the city of Jersey city to issue the actual CO is ten days !

Hope this helps !

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 3, 2009

I have gotten CO's the same day as applying for them. The Dept. of Fire Prevention is located behind the Newport Center Mall in downtown Jersey City at 465 Marin Blvd. (201) 547-4256


Walter J. Burns
Weichert Realtors
1 Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-653-8488 Ext: 230
347-4-HUDSON Direct
347-448-3766 Direct
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201-653-4154 Fax
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 1, 2009
Does anyone have a copy of a certificate? I have a bunch of papers and dont know what it looks like..
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