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The current owner or landlord is responsible for arranging a housing inspection. After the unit has passed the inspection, the new tenant or owner completes the application for Residential Occupancy Permit and pays a $45 charge. The application must be completed and payment must be made before the permit certificate is issued. If you are financing the home purchase, most lenders will require you to have the occupancy permit prior to closing the loan.
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You make a structural change in the building (e.g., you want to move a staircase).
You make a change to the light and/or ventilation (e.g., you want to make a window smaller or larger).
You want to change the ingress/egress of the unit (e.g., you want to close off a door to the outside).
Residential: International Residential Code, 2018 Edition Commercial: International Building Code, 2018 Edition Electrical: National Electric Code, 2017 Edition Plumbing: International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition Mechanical: International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition Fire: International Fire Code, 2018 Maintenance: International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 Edition Energy: International Energy Conservation Code, 2018 Zoning: Chapter 400 of the Brentwood City Code