What is a change of occupancy or change of use?
A change of occupancy, sometimes referred to as a change of use, is a change in the purpose or level of activity within a structure that involves a change in the application of the requirements of the code. In other words, the space or spaces within an existing building are going to be used differently than when they were last approved for occupancy.

If you are planning a change of occupancy for your space, to discuss any possible permit requirements immediately contact Construction Services.

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1. What is a permit?
2. How do I get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. When does my permit expire?
5. How long does it take to get a permit?
6. How much does a permit cost, and when do I pay for it?
7. What are the different types of permits?
8. How many copies of plans do I need to turn in?
9. When can I start working on my project?
10. Can I start demolition without a permit?
11. What inspections are required and when?
12. How do I schedule an inspection?
13. How far in advance to I have to schedule an inspection?
14. Do I have to be licensed or registered to get a permit or do work?
15. What codes apply, and where can I get copies?
16. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
17. Can I get a temporary certificate of occupancy?
18. What is a change of occupancy or change of use?
19. What are the different types of permit application forms, and where can I get them?
20. Who do I contact about work located in the public right-of-way?