Occupancy permits and/or certificates are only issued for a project with an existing permit for a new residential or commercial building or for a tenant finish in a commercial building. A 30-day temporary occupancy permit can be issued when approved by the Building Inspector, provided all life and safety items are completed. New buildings require approval from Building, Planning and Engineering staff. All remaining items are required to be completed within the 30-day period. Extension of the temporary occupancy permit may be granted for exterior items affected by weather conditions.