In some circumstances the Department may determine a property is safe to occupy, but there are outstanding issues that must be resolved before a final CO can be issued, instead a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) is issued. TCOs typically expire 90 days after issuance. If the outstanding issues for a final CO have not been completely resolved prior to the expiration date, the TCO may not be renewed. If your property has a TCO, consult a PE/RA to determine what is needed to get a final CO.
Multiple Alteration 1 (Alt1) applications may be open at a time but only one PW6 can be filed for an Alt1 application. A TCO may be issued for an Alt1.
A submitted PW6 opens sequence 1 for initial TCO. The PW6 form is filed to initiate inspections required prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
NOTE: A PW6 can be filed any time after the permit is issued.
Temporary or Final Construction inspection sign-off
Temporary or Final Plumbing inspection sign-off
Temporary or Final Electrical inspection sign-off
Temporary Elevator sign-off (if applicable)
$100 fee for TCO (unless fee is exempt)
The applicant schedules the update of the open inspections
The inspection unit will enter the updated inspection information into BIS the required items that specify the floor or room details or the construction area.
An approved Schedule of Occupancy in DOB NOW: Build.