A certificate of occupancy is granted upon the successful completion of all approved work on a project. Projects that consist of only mechanical and/or plumbing work do not get a certificate of occupancy. Certificates are issued for projects involving commercial use.
Certificates for projects permitted in 2010 and after are available at the Online Permit Center. Permits issued prior to 2010 often did not have a formal certificate of occupancy. Other documentation of final approval served the function of the modern-day certificate.