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Certificates of Occupancy
About Certificates of Occupancy
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for new buildings or additions, or when a structure is put to a new use. When any construction that requires a Certificate of Occupancy is completed, the following documents must be submitted to the Building Department:
  • Completed application for Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Plot plan signed by a registered land surveyor showing completed buildings on lot and property boundaries.
  • Outdoor Inspection Record.

When the Building Department receives these documents, a final inspection will be conducted within five days and, if the building is in compliance with all City of Newark Codes, a final Certificate of Occupancy will be granted. Fees for Certificates of Occupancy are governed by City Ordinance.