Certificate of Occupancy

How to apply for a partial, temporary, or full certificate of occupancy.


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How to Apply

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued when a building has passed all inspections and is ready for use.  A new building cannot be legally occupied until a CO has been issued.

A partial or temporary CO may be issued when a building is safe to occupy temporarily while remaining issues are resolved and approved. A temporary Certificate of Occupancy expires 30 days after issuance.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL ALL REQUIRED FINAL INSPECTIONS ARE SCHEDULED!

Complete the Certificate of Occupancy application and submit in-person or via email:

Development Services Customer Service Center
One Exchange Plaza, 4th floor, Downtown Raleigh
M-F 8:15 AM - 4 PM

Litchford Road Residential Office
8320 Litchford Road, Suite 130, Raleigh
M-F 8 AM - 2 PM

Email: field.services@raleighnc.gov

To schedule inspections and manage your development activity visit the Permit and Development Portal.

Contact

 

Planning and Development Customer Service Center

919-996-2500

Lead Department:
Permits and Inspections
Service Categories:
Residential PermitsNon-Residential Permits