If the home doesn't have a C of O you will have to file an application with the town. Check with the town before doing so because in some cases (depending on when the home was built) a pre date letter can be issued and you won't need to file.
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Two different scenarios with two different methods
If there is no C/O, use Rey's method below. If you have a C/O, but to legalize an addition or improvement that was done without a building permit, it is a tad more complicated. One, there will be a fine, and it is best if you meet with one of city engineers to discuss what is really necessary.
A C of O is a Certificate of Occupancy. You have to file an application with the Yonkers Dept of Buildings (914) 377-6500. There is a fee associated with the application and you want need to contract an architect or other professional. If you need help...AskRey.
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Rey Hollingsworth Falu
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence - Bronxville
For accurate information check with the local building's department; if purchasing with a mortgage, your lender may not lend without c/o's, also check with your homeowners insurance, they may not insure....