Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) serves as a license to do business at a specified location within city limits for a particular use. It is a key to legally operating a business from a commercial location, and you’ll need a powerful ally on your side to obtain your certificate in a timely manner.  

It’s critical to apply for a CO as soon as possible. You need the initial CO before anyone, including contractors, can occupy the premises. If you are planning new construction or major reconstruction, a CO is needed for them to obtain a construction permit, gain property access and begin work. If no construction is planned, you’ll need this certificate before anyone can occupy the premises to conduct business. 

Obtaining a CO involves the city inspections of a building’s structure, plumbing, electrical systems, and compliance with zoning and parking regulations. A professional inspector employed by the city or an approved agency will complete these inspections. If the building passes all requirements, you will receive the certificate of occupancy.  

Masterplan can make this process as efficient and simple as possible, regardless of your business type.

WHO BENEFITS?

 

We provide CO expediting services for a varity of client types.

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Kiesha Kay
Senior Consultant


Ms. Kay joined Masterplan in July 2019 after a long career working for the City of Dallas as the Chief Planner for the Sustainable Development and Construction Department. Her experience with the City of Dallas and her graduate-level education from Texas A&M University bring new ideas and insight to Masterplan. She has several years of proven experience working for local governments and serving community organizations, development professionals, architects/engineers, and others engaged in urban planning and development.  

 

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