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A Use and Occupancy (U & O) certificate is required before a building or space may be occupied. It is issued after the building or space has passed final inspections for building, electrical and mechanical and fire disciplines.

The purpose of this certificate is to document that the use is permitted, and that all applicable safety, code and health code requirements have been met.  Each different use in a building must have a separate Use and Occupancy certificate.

For more information, see this Use and Occupancy presentation ( Cédulas de Uso y Habitabilidad) in English and Spanish. Another resource that may be helpful is the GIS Use and Occupancy Research Map

Listen to the DPS Podcast episode, below, on Use and Occupancy certificates for more information.




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