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    Certificate of Occupancy Information

A Certificate of Occupancy is required by Inspectional Services for each building permit issued. A Certificate of Occupancy shall not issue until the building official and the fire official have witnessed a satisfactory functional test of all fire protection systems installed in accordance with the approved fire protection documents. To schedule a Certificate of Occupancy inspection, please call the Fire Prevention Office at (617) 349-4918. 

Certificate of Occupancy inspections are done M-F 10:30am and 13:30pm. The following documents are required for a Certificate of Occupancy sign-off and are required to be presented to the inspector at the time of the inspection:

  • Certificate of completion from the Registered Professional Engineer
  • Test, Performance, and Completion Certificates from the installing contractors
  • Fire Department Certificate of Completion (click to download pdf file)

General Contractors: To avoid any delays in obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy inspection, please ensure that all sub-contractor work has been completed and that all test reports and completion certificates are ready for submittal. 

Sub-Contractors: The request for a c/o must be made by the contractor who is responsible for closing out the building permit. If you are a fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and/or fire suppression sub-contractor, please inform the general contractor that you are ready for inspection.