What is a Use and Occupancy Permit and when is it required?

If you want to use or occupy vacant land, change the use or ownership of an existing building (including space within the building), or enlarge a use that affects its parking requirements you will need to obtain a use and occupancy permit. In addition to zoning approval, compliance with building, fire, health, plumbing, mechanical (and others determined to be applicable) requirements are necessary. An inspection will be scheduled to determine if the building meets all applicable code requirements. Once the use and occupancy permit and other building permits have been issued, you may begin operation.

Home Use & Occupancy Permit

Commercial Use & Occupancy Permit

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1. When are permits required in the City of Annapolis?
2. If I plan to do interior or exterior demolition, is a permit required and if so, what plans do I need to submit?
3. Is a permit required for piers, pilings, floating docks, dredging, or boat lifts?
4. Do tree removals require a permit?
5. Does landscaping require a permit?
6. What is a sheeting/shoring permit and when is one required?
7. Where can applications for the permits and licenses be obtained?
8. How long does it take to process a building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical permit?
9. How long does it take to process a grading permit?
10. How is the building permit fee assessed?
11. When can work be started?
12. Generally, what types of inspections are required and when are they required?
13. Does a building permit have an expiration date?
14. Does my commercial establishment have to be handicap accessible?
15. When is a grease interceptor required?
16. Are there any special requirements for building near the water?
17. When are surety bonds or letters of credits required?
18. What is a Use and Occupancy Permit and when is it required?
19. Is there a fee to submit revised drawings?