Building Construction, Renovation, & Occupancy
Once you have found a location for your new business, you may want to do some updates or renovations. Note that a building permit must be obtained for both new construction and renovations of and additions to existing buildings. Before you may construct a new facility or renovate an existing one, you must have this permit. Once you have obtained a building permit, complied with the regulations pertaining to the area you are in, and construction is complete, your facility will be inspected. You will then apply for a Certificate of Occupancy from that inspecting entity. Without this certificate, it is illegal for your business to reside in the facility.
Who is your building inspector?