TCO/CO Occupancy

TCO/CO Occupancy

Occupancy, Certification of Completion, Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO),
and Certificate of Occupancy


No building or structure for which a Certificate of Occupancy is required under Clark County Title 30 shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the Building Official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy.

Stocking goods, training employees, or installing furnishings may be considered a form of occupancy.  Specific questions concerning occupancy authorization should be directed to the assigned building inspector and fire inspector. 

Certificate of Completion (CC):

A Certificate of Completion is a document issued upon completion of work on a structure not intended for occupancy, such as a water tank, or a structure that requires further permitted interior work to occupy, such as a shell building.  A Certificate of Completion does not authorize occupancy of the structure.

Tenant build-outs within a shell structure (permitted as interior remodels) may not receive a final building inspection or receive any type of occupancy authorization, including a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy until the shell building has received approval for the final building inspection and has been granted a Certificate of Completion. 

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO):

Apply for a TCO through the Citizen Access Portal.  For specific instructions on how to apply for a TCO/CO, Click Here

To review this department’s handout addressing the issuance of a TCO, click here: (P&P 9.00.12

See Inspection FAQ's for common questions about TCO's

Department/Agency Phone List:

The following departments and agencies may have required clearances prior to the issuance of a TCO or CO:

Sanitation District (Sewer)  (702) 668-8888 
Health District (Septic)  (702) 759-1000
Civil (Off-site Improvements)  (702) 455-4610 
Water District  (702) 870-4194 
Fire Department (702) 455-7316 

Certificate of Occupancy (CO):

A Certificate of Occupancy is a document issued upon completion of a structure designed and permitted for immediate occupancy after completion and approval of all permitted work.  This certificate will be available within approximately 3 working days of the final building inspection approval.
You can obtain a copy of your CO here, and selected the "DOCUMENT IMAGE SEARCH PRINT TCO/CO" tile and going to Step 4 to enter your permit number (w/o BD only number), and click on "Find Images" button.

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