They will usually provide you with a list, and this way you won't get the run around from your inspectors.
Here in CA every town I work in is different.
Some will sign it off early, others want the whole house complete.
From a contractor's perspective specifically a Drywall & Painting Contractor's experience, Drywall and Painting does fall into CO if leading institution has those amounts set aside. However, one can normally save 15-20% from an occupied one, as it makes the interior painting process more fluid, adding ease of movement within the interior. Usually, if replacing flooring, painting comes first, then carpet / flooring. Carpet installers are getting very careful these days, not scratching baseboards, installing new carpet, and sometimes only minimal. If you are hiring the painting out, best to find a painting contractor who does not mind coming back to do any touch-ups that possibly the carpet installers have done, as slight as they may be.
If this is your personal residence, hopefully, priming drywall before and after texture is included, allowing the best textures and painting to happen, sealing the walls and ceilings for the paint to give the most uniform appearance. Priming before and after texture is not a building standard, although is indeed the best, if for yourself. Building standard is priming after texture and before finish coats. Good Luck!
The certificate would not be issued if the property violates any building codes, and is not in usable condition. However, some inspectors may authorize issuance of the certificate of occupancy when the work has not been completed, with the understanding that the contractor will finish the work. This is when the property is very close to completion and is in useable condition and the work needing to be completed is minor.
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