PLI RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY PERMIT

Residential Occupancy Only Permit

A residential occupancy-only permit is required for the following work on a residential building or structure (single-family or two-family dwelling):

  • To certify a new use and/or occupancy for an existing building or structure.
  • Approve temporary use and/or occupancy of an existing building or structure.

Please see Permit Home for the definition of residential structures and work types.  Please see work not requiring a permit for work that can be performed without a PLI permit. Please visit our Contacts page for the Construction Inspector's contact information.

Permanent Use Work Scopes:

Permanent use work scopes are applicable to uses with a duration that exceeds 180 days. The applicant shall identify one of the following work scopes: 

  • New Use: proposed change in the use and/or occupancy of a house. Includes buildings and/or tenant spaces without a valid certificate of occupancy.
  • Modify Existing CO - Change of Lessee: proposed modification to an existing certificate of occupancy to change the lessee. The applicant shall provide a copy of the referenced certificate of occupancy and describe the intended use of the building and/or tenant space.
  • Modify Existing CO - Correction: proposed modification to an existing certificate of occupancy to correct inaccurate and/or incorrect information. The applicant shall provide a copy of the referenced certificate of occupancy and describe the intended use of the building and/or tenant space.

Temporary Use Work Scopes:

Temporary Use work scopes are applicable to uses with a duration that is 180 days or less. The applicant shall identify one of the following work scopes: 

  • Partial/Phased Occupancy: proposed occupancy of a house prior to completion of construction. 

Permit Process:

The permit process consists of the following steps:

Please see Other Agency Coordination for processes related to other agencies that may relate to your permit scope.  For residential building permits:

  • A Zoning Development Review application (ZDR) is required for:
    • All permanent use work scopes.
  • Development of a property in a regulated floodplain requires a PLI Floodplain permit.
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