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J, Home Buyer in Tucson, AZ

when is certificate of occupany issued and by who?

Asked by J, Tucson, AZ Fri Sep 28, 2007

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The certificate of occupancy is issued after the home passes the last city inspection.
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In some areas of the country it is common and customary for municipal authorities to require a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) whenever a property is conveyed to a new owner. In Bethlehem, PA, the City requires a clear CO each time a property is rented to a new tenant. A "clear" CO is one that is free of violations (e.g. healthy and safety, electrical code, fire, etc.)

Some municipalities require that all violations be cleared before anyone is allowed to live in the property. These restrictions are being challenged as unreasonable detriments to the sale process. In some areas, new property owners have 30 days to a year to remove conditions that result in violations.
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A Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the City when a new home is completed.

Additionally there are times when the City will come out to do a code compliance and issue a certificate of occupancy.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
If residential it is issued by the city if located in the city or county if in the county. It is inspected and issued when the construction is complete. For more research, please google city of tucson or pima county az and then click on inspections or permits.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2007

You might want to re-post your question with a little additional information. For if your questions is concerning a home:
Are you a renter and the owner of the real property you live in being sold?

If a commercial building:
Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the city or county that the building resides and is given after all of their prerequisites are meet.
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