What is procedure for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance?

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY/COMPLIANCE

All work as delineated in the approved building permit plans and specifications shall have been completed. At least the following inspections shall have been requested by the general contractor and/or owner and have been completed to the satisfaction of the Village Building Inspector as applicable to the project:

  • Footing and foundation walls (prior to pouring) for acceptability of soil and placement of reinforcement.
  • As-built foundation survey
  • Foundation wall damp proofing with related drainage systems in place.
  • Framing inspection with electrical and plumbing system "roughing" in place and approved by respective inspector.
  • Note: All plumbing and electrical work shall be done by individuals licensed by the County of Westchester and respective local permits obtained.
  • Insulation inspection including fire stopping.
  • Sprinkler roughing inspection as per approved plans filed under separate permit.
  • Final inspection with at least the following items completed where applicable:
  • All wall and floors (including finishes, doors, windows and hardware).
  • Final inspection of completed plumbing and electrical system by respective inspectors with their written approval.
  • Final written acceptance of sprinkler system as installed by design engineer.
  • All fire safety features in place and operational (ie., sprinkler system, smoke detecting system, fire alarm system, C.O. 2 detector, emergency lighting and exit sign).
  • Elevator acceptance by accredited third party agency and fully operational.
  • Boiler/furnace (heating system) completed and operational.
  • Site utilities including roads/sidewalks and drainage. This includes written acceptance of the design engineer of these systems and Village Engineers approval of said work.
  • As-built survey, if required
  • Sleep slope analysis if required
  • Landscaping in place and so certified to by design architect and accepted by Village Architect. (Latitude is given in regard to time of year and planting season.)
  • Project architect/engineer to submit final construction cost of the Building Permit work/Contract of Sale for new home and accordingly the following fees paid:
    • All consulting fees paid, if required
    • Recreation fees paid, if required
    • Adjusted Building Permit fee.
    • Adjusted Architectural Board fee.
    • Certificate of Occupancy fee