Use & Occupancy

Use & Occupancy Inspection Requirements

This checklist is provided to assist property owners, realtors and agents in anticipating the items which must be brought into compliance with the requirements of Ordinance 2532 & 2625-2011 & 2013 and the International Property Maintenance Code 2009, referenced therein, prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use and Occupancy. This is NOT a substitute for the appropriate documents, nor is it all inclusive. It should however serve as a guide to help owners prepare properties for sale.

House Numbers: 

Must be at least 4" high, clearly visible from the street, with sufficient contrast so as to be easily read in inclement weather at night.

 

Front:  Visible from street to which address number applies.

Back:   Required if property abuts a rear alley, street or other right of way.

Smoke Detectors: 

At least one per level, including attics if stair access is present and at least one per sleeping unit. Detectors must be mounted on or within 6" of ceiling.

Battery powered units allowed in existing homes.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

At least one detector mounted outside sleeping area.

Sump Pumps and Floor Drains: 

Any sump pump or floor drain connected to the public sanitary sewer system must be disconnected and discharged to the outside of property.                                               

Backwater Valve:

Any plumbing fixture located below street level and connected to the public sanitary sewer system must have a backwater valve installed.

Backwater Valve Information

Sidewalk and Curb Replacement:

Please refer to the 2019 Use & Occupancy Transfers New Ordinance No. 2867-2019 changes regarding curbs and sidewalks effective May 23, 2019.

Certificate of Use and Occupancy Fees:

New Construction:

Single-family dwelling

 $50.00 

Non-residential and multifamily dwelling 

 $100.00 
Change of Ownership/Occupancy:

Applications received with more than

30 days processing time

 $75.00/unit 

Applications received with less than

30 days processing time

 $105.00/unit 

Applications received with less than

10 days processing time

 $175.00/unit 

Applications received with less than

5 days processing time

 $300.00/unit 

Each re-inspection

 $35.00 

Zoning Certification Letter

 $100.00