Reviewing & Approving

Timeline


Upon receiving an application, City staff will review the application and inspect the property for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.

New Buildings or Structures

The initial review and inspections generally take three working days.
  • Inspectors from the Planning, Fire, and Engineering Divisions will inspect the project after the Building Official has finished his final inspections.
  • The City's Sanitarian will inspect the project if occupancy of a new building will involve food service.

Existing Buildings or Structures

The initial review and inspections generally take two working days.
  • The Planning staff will inspect the property to verify compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, including verification that there is an adequate supply of off-street parking.
  • The Building Official and Fire Marshal will inspect the property to verify compliance with Building and Fire Codes.
  • The City's Sanitarian will inspect the building if the operation of a business will involve food service.

After Reviews and Inspections


After the initial inspections are complete, and it is determined that no changes are necessary to the building or site, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. If changes to the building or site are required, City staff will notify the applicant in writing of any required changes.

A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued when all code requirements have been addressed. The building or structure cannot be used or occupied until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

Posting


The Certificate of Occupancy for all non-residential buildings must be posted in a prominent location inside the building.