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									                               THE “CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY”


  A Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) establishes and approves the use of a structure or
  building. You must have a C/O issued by the Department of Community Development
  before a structure or building may be occupied.


►ALL NEW STRUCTURES MUST HAVE A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY◄

  Existing buildings and structures may have been issued a C/O, but in the event of a change
  of use and /or an intensification of a use, a new C/O is required.

  ■ A CHANGE OF USE is when all or part of the structure or building changes. For example
  – change from an office to a restaurant, restaurant to retail store, increase or decrease of
  the number of dwelling units, etc. Elevation of a pre-firm structure to bring it into compliance
  with the 100-year flood level is also considered a change of use and would require a new
  CO to indicate the structure is now compliant.

                                                OR

  ■ INTENSIFIED USE, for example, if the number of seats, salon stations, stories, filling
  pumps, dwelling units, etc. are being increased.

             SEE REVERSE FOR “CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY” REQUIREMENTS


                                        SPECIAL NOTE:

    A “CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY” IS NOT A LICENSE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS


  After a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued and before business can be conducted,
  Owners must obtain an Occupational License from the City of St Pete Beach.

  To insure that license requirements can be met on schedule, Owners are urged to start the
  application process for an Occupational License as soon as a building permit is received.


    SEE THE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING OFFICIAL FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
                                     City of St Pete Beach

               ■ REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY ■

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               The building/structure MUST pass the following inspections:


•   FINAL BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, GAS and any other final
    inspections warranted by the project.

•   FIRE INSPECTIONS, if applicable: Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Alarms, Fire
    Sprinklers, Life Safety Requirements.

•   SITE INSPECTION, if applicable, to confirm compliance with the approved site plan, to
    include landscaping, parking, etc.

•   DRAINAGE INSPECTION, if applicable.

•   HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTION, if applicable.


The following documents MUST be provided, reviewed and approved:

    •   Final survey indicating all improvements or a certified “As Built” Site Plan

    •   Elevation Certificate   OR

    •   Flood Proof Certificate with Flood Emergency Operations Plan and Inspection
        Maintenance Plan as outlined in FEMA Technical Bulletin 3-93.

    •   Engineers’ certification that work has been completed per the approved plans.

    •   Landscaping certification


The following FEES must be paid:

    •   Sewer Impact Fee:                      Paid when permit is issued

    •   Transportation Impact Fee:             Paid when permit is issued or time of C/O

    •   Certificate of Occupancy Fee:          Paid when C/O is issued

								
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