certificate of occupancy

Definition of "certificate of occupancy"
  1. A document granted by the local government that indicates a building adheres to the standards of the building code
How to use "certificate of occupancy" in a sentence
  1. Before the business could begin functioning, the owners had to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the local government.
  2. The residential building was deemed unfit for living until they received a certificate of occupancy.
  3. The authorities refused to grant a certificate of occupancy since the building didn't meet the necessary safety codes.

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