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CofO Contractor Info 1 H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\Self-Help Handouts\Building\Informational Handouts\CofO Contractor Info.docx Development Services Division 1055 South Grady Way – Renton, WA 98057 Phone: 425-430-7200 www.rentonwa.gov CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY Contractor information No building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made, until the building official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy. Exception: Single family dwellings and their accessory structures. • A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) REQUEST FORM should be completed and given directly to the Building Inspector for the project. • Building related permits should have final inspection approval for occupancy. • Allow 12 working days for processing the request. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO): A TCO may be issued by the Building Official when all fire and life-safety items are resolved and only non-life-safety and site work items remain. After all departments have responded, the building official will review and determine if a TCO can be issued. If no fire and life-safety items remain, a “punch-list” of items to be completed or corrected prior to permanent CO will be sent to the contractor or owner. Prior to issuance of TCO a security device representing 150% of the cost of the remaining work will be required. The contractor or owner shall have ninety (90) days to complete the punch list items and obtain a final approval for permanent CO. 111.3 Temporary or phased occupancy. The building official is authorized to require that a performance bond be posted with the City in an amount equal to one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the incomplete work as determined by the design professional. The bond shall be refundable upon inspection, final approval and a request in writing for the refund. It shall be the duty of the applicant to request the refund. Enclosed in this packet are sample copies of security devices accepted by the City. Forms must be on bank letterhead and have a bank officer’s signature. A cash deposit will be accepted. Permanent Certificate of Occupancy (CO): When these items are complete a new request for CO must be made with the building inspector or building official. The request must be made before the 90 day TCO expires. 2 H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\Self-Help Handouts\Building\Informational Handouts\CofO Contractor Info.docx CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY REQUEST FORM (Deliver to building inspector) Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO): Permanent Certificate of Occupancy (CO): Building Permit number Name of the Project Address of the structure The name of the owner Address of the owner Copy to be delivered to Contact information phone email A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued The edition of the code under which the permit was issued The use(s) of the building Occupancy group(s) A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, B, E, F-1, F-2, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5, I-1, I-2, (circle all that apply) I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2, S-1, S-2, U Type of construction I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV, V-A, V-B (circle all that apply) Number of stories Areas or floors Number of dwelling units The design occupant load Is a sprinkler system is required? Yes No Is a sprinkler system is provided? Yes No Use Zone (land use zoning designation) 3 H:\CED\Data\Forms-Templates\Self-Help Handouts\Building\Informational Handouts\CofO Contractor Info.docx PRE OCCUPANCY CHECKLIST As your project reaches the final stages of completion you must: • Make a request for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) to the City of Renton building inspector or the building official. Allow at least 12 working days for the city to review your request. A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) can be issued with the following criteria: Building and Fire Prevention: • No fire and life safety issues remain • Building related permits are finaled or likely to be approved for occupancy within 10 days. • Fire permits are finaled and approved for occupancy. • A security device in the form of a Set Aside Letter; Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit; Assignment of Funds; or cash. The dollar amount will be determined by the City departments where work still needs to be completed. The determined dollar amount will then be multiplied by 150% to achieve the final amount. Items which can be deferred to permanent CO: (may require security device) Development Engineering: • Completion of punch list items from construction inspector • Submittal of test reports for backflow prevention devices • As-built civil plans on mylar of all utility improvements • Easements for utilities on private property • Bill of sale/cost data inventory for utilities on private property Development Planning: • Conditions placed by the Hearing Examiner • Landscaping and landscaping maintenance security device