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Vdojoe, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA

What are the minimum requirements for a certificate of occupancy?

Asked by Vdojoe, Los Angeles, CA Thu Oct 24, 2013

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Big question, depends on the type of building. However, generally it is based on life safety.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 26, 2013
Thank u Kat and Randy! Appreciate it!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013
You got a good answer below. There are no minimum requirements, they're all maximum. Everything must be completed and signed off on by the building inspector, everything - the structure, heating, electrical, plumbing, appliances, all to code and approved and ready to move in.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 24, 2013
That is a loaded question. It all depends on what type of property it is, where it is, and if it is completed and signed off by the local Building and Safety Department in your City.

Most of the time, if it is new construction, Building and Safety must complete all of their inspections, utilities need to be connected, the property must meet all building and safety standards, then they sign off on it and issue a Certificate of Occupancy.

You might want to visit the Department of Building and Safety in your City or the local Planning Department.

Good luck!

All the best,
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