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I have an existing residential house or building that I would like to put a commercial business in.  I have an existing commercial building that I want to put my business in  How do I obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for a Daycare 
How do I obtain a Phased Approval I need to use part of a building prior to completing all construction  What is required for a Partial Certificate of Occupancy 

 

I have an existing residential house or building that I would like to put a commercial business in. What is required?

This would require an interior alterations permit. Drawings sealed by a Registered Design Professional (an architect or engineer registered with the State of Ohio) are required to be submitted. For specific requirements, please see the Commercial Building Plan Requirements and Existing Structures Occupancy Packet on the Forms Page.



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I have an existing commercial building that I want to put my business in. What is required

• If you are not making any alterations to the interior, then a Change of Occupancy permit is required. For specific requirements, please see the Existing Structures Occupancy Packet on the forms page. Minor alterations, including but not limited to painting and new floor covering are typically reviewed and allowed under a Change of Occupancy approval. Please be aware that alterations may be required for the new use/occupancy to be in compliance with the Ohio Building Code requirements.

• If you are making any interior alterations, including but not limited to new walls, changing wall configuration, demolishing walls and electrical work, then an Interior Alterations permit is required. For specific requirements, please see the Existing Structures Occupancy Packet on the forms page.



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How do I obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for a Daycare?

Type A Family Daycare homes are inspected only for compliance with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Daycare Inspection Checklist. This checklist must be provided by the Owner. For other day care occupancies, if the daycare operation is existing or functioning in a current daycare operation, an updated Certificate of Occupancy must be issued with a Request for Certificate of Occupancy. Please see our Request for Certificate of Occupancy Summary sheet for details.

If the daycare is being built in a new structure or is going in to a structure that was previously not a daycare, then a Commercial Interior Alterations permits are required.

Please call our office with any questions at (419) 774-5517.



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How do I obtain a Phased Approval?

Please submit your construction documents and request a phased approval. Typical phases include, foundation, structural steel, shell, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and full approval phases. Depending upon the scope of the project, certain phases may or may not apply. Be user to note which phases are included with a submittal. Additional fees may apply based on the review time and total number of phases.



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I need to use part of a building prior to completing all construction. What do I do?

A Partial Certificate of Occupancy may be issued depending on the amount of work that is complete. Please call our office and speak with an inspector or a plans examiner.



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What is required for a Partial Certificate of Occupancy?

Complete an application for Partial Certificate of Occupancy and submit the application with supporting documentation and fees as found on our fee schedule. An inspection and report by the local fire authority is required to be submitted with the application for Partial Occupancy. We will review the request and contact the appropriate party to schedule an inspection prior to occupying the areas. Life Safety Features must be in place and a Partial Occupancy Inspection must be made before a Partial Certificate of Occupancy is issued.



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Last Updated: 05 JAN 2018
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