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Each time there is a change in the person or entity occupying a building or premise, electricity may not be turned on until it is authorized by the City. The owner or new tenant must submit an application to the City for a general electrical inspection prior to having the building reconnected for electrical service.
If changes are proposed or required to the building occupancy classification and/or changes to the space affect the classification a building permit for alteration or addition would be required.
If no changes are proposed or required, a Commercial Change of Occupancy application is required.
An application for a Commercial Change of Occupancy may be applied online at MCTX Self Service.
A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required before you can legally occupy or use a newly constructed or renovated building or space. A CO is issued following final inspection approvals received by the Development Services - Building Inspections division and the Fire Marshal’s Office, as applicable. If all final inspections have been completed, please email the Development Services - Permits Division for issuance of a CO. If all final inspections have not been completed, please schedule for finals prior to requesting a CO.
A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) may be issued if all life safety items are approved but there are other outstanding items at the time of final inspection. A TCO is typically issued for a period of 30 days and expires following. All conditions placed on the TCO should be cleared prior to its expiration for a Certificate of Occupancy to be issued.