Certificates of Occupancy
After all work is completed and all inspections have passed, according to code, the applicant, contractor or homeowner must call to make an appointment for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) inspection. After the CO inspection has passed, the contractor or homeowner must then come to the Building Department, between 8:30 and 10:30, Monday through Friday, to pick up the CO and take it to the various departments for signatures and then return to the Building Department for the final signature. The original copy is then given to the applicant and a copy is kept on file in the Building Department. The property owner should keep the CO with all other documents relating to the house.
From the Connecticut General Statutes: Pursuant to subsection (a) of section 29-265 of the Connecticut General Statutes, no building or structure erected or altered in any municipality after October 1, 1970, shall be occupied or used, in whole or in part, until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the building official, certifying that such building or structure or work performed pursuant to the building permit substantially complies with the provisions of the State Building Code.
ALL PERMITS & COs ARE ISSUED BETWEEN 8:30 & 10:30 AM MONDAY-FRIDAY.