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Certificate of Occupancy, or C.O., is required for all buildings or structures that are occupied or used. Basically, when a tenant leases a space a new C.O. will be required. Upon issuance of a C.O. and approval of all required inspections, utilities will be released with the new tenant’s name. The C.O. contains information concerning the owner or tenant, address of the building, a description of the portions of the building, the use intended, building code verification for the group and classification of the building or structure, and approval of the Building Official.
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The Building Inspections, Permits, & Code Enforcement Department is located on the first floor of Granbury City Hall, 116 W. Bridge St. Granbury, TX 76048. The phone number is (817) 573-1114. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mailing address is P.O. Box 969, Granbury, Texas 76048.
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Permits are required when there is new construction of a building, as well as certain repair work or alterations to an existing structure. In addition, when a building is to be remodeled or enlarged a permit shall be required. New work consists of any new construction, commercial or residential, from vacant ground to a completed new structure. Projects that are considered cosmetic, such as new wallpaper, carpet, paint, cabinets or trim work, do not require a permit. The website for the Building Inspections, Permits, & Code Enforcement Department or a member of the staff will provide answers concerning specific projects.
A Certificate of Occupancy is required when
1) A new building is constructed and occupied;
2) An existing building or lease space is remodeled, enlarged, or altered;
3) Any new use, tenant, or occupant is established;
4) Any use, tenant, or occupant of any tenant or lease space is changed;
5) Any tenant “name” or ownership is changed;
6) There is change in use which would place the building or lease space in a different occupancy classification (group and/or division) as referenced in the International Building Code.
The Fire Department uses the Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) information to help identify potential hazards that may be encountered while responding to emergency calls. The Post Office requires a current C.O. with the correct address before mail will be delivered. When the building is new, the C.O. verifies that it conforms to the most current life safety standards. When the building is existing, has an ownership change, tenant change, or change in how the building is used, a new C.O. is required to provide that the building is still safe to occupy.
Yes. The Building Official may, in writing, suspend or revoke a Certificate of Occupancy whenever it is determined that the certificate was issued in error, or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or when it is determined that the building, a portion of the building or structure is in violation of any ordinance, regulation, or provision of the building codes.
New single-family/duplex or single-family addition: Two weeks for initial review and 5 days for revisions.
No. Upon permit approval general contractors and all subcontractors must be registered and current with the City of Granbury and be listed on the permit prior to issuance.
Site grading is authorized with a permit from Building Inspections, (817) 573-1114.
Yes. A Certificate of Occupancy is required and must be applied for through the Building Inspections, Permits, & Code Enforcement Department, (817) 573-1114.
Yes. However, the building permit will not be issued until all platting and zoning issues are approved.