BUILDING PERMITS Occupancy certificates



The Ohio Administrative Code requires commercial and public buildings, and apartment houses with more than three units, to get a certificate of occupancy. Here are statistics from the Mahoning County Building Inspection Department for 1999 and 2000:
1999
Total commercial permits: 473
Permits for which certificates of occupancy were required: 288
OF THESE 288:
Buildings not started/canceled: 5
Businesses left: 1
Building not finished: 6
Buildings finished, inspected by building department, (but possibly not by other departments) not issued certificate of occupancy: 11
Number that got letters of adjudication from building department since April 13: 39 (12 of these got letters and subsequently got certificates -- hence double-counting.)
Completion not verified by building department: 3
Number that got certificates of occupancy as of May 3: 235
2000
Total commercial permits: 494
Permits for which certificates of occupancy were required: 312
OF THESE 312:
Building not finished: 7
Number flagged to receive adjudication letter: 10
Completion not verified by building inspection department: 121
Number that got certificates of occupancy: 174

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