Certificate of Occupancy

 

A Certificate of Occupancy is required in order to occupy/use the structure.

 

It is recommended that you allow for three or more days between your requested final inspection and a scheduled closing. This will allow enough time to accommodate re-inspections, when necessary, the completion of internal paperwork and the issuance of your official Certificate of Occupancy in time for your closing.   If a re-inspection fee is assessed, it must be paid to receive the Certificate of Occupancy.

After all inspections have taken place and passed and all fees are paid the Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.                                                                                               

Also note that the City of Westfield has established a $2500 (residential/pool) $5000 (commercial) fee for occupying a structure without the benefit of a Certificate of Occupancy. 

 

Occupying a commercial structure/dwelling before a passed final inspection will result in a $5000 fine.

Occupying a residential structure and/or swimming pool before a passed final inspection will result in a $2500 fine.