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A Certificate of Occupancy is a document issued by the City of Marble Falls certifying a building's compliance with applicable building codes and city ordinances, and indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy.
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Once a permit is issued for a job, an inspection can be scheduled by the contractor and/or owner via MyPermitNow.
Inspections are conduction within 24 to 48 hours after the request is made on MyPermitNow or after the call is received on our inspection line.
Applicants can view the inspection results online at MyPermitNow, or by email or phone call. The inspector will also leave a Building Inspection Report indicating approved, corrections required, correct and proceed, or failed. If the inspection failed, the Building Inspection Report will include the corrections to be made and a re-inspection if needed.
There are no inspection fees, on re-inspection fees.
The re-inspection fee for a new residence is $35. Remodel fees for residential and commercial are $100 for each trip the inspector may make to the construction site.
When the water and sewer line(s) are installed along with a test performed prior to covering up, and prior to any electrical installed.
Prior to the placement of concrete.
After all above floor electrical, plumbing, and mechanical vents/ducts/unit(s) are installed and prior to placement of the insulation.
Prior to wallboard installation, per the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
Prior to tape and float/painting (includes Firewall Inspection if required).
The Fire Marshal inspects the fire sprinklers, alarms, smoke control systems, and fire exits. The Fire Department will assess the type of construction, contents of the building, adequacy of fire protection equipment, and risks posed by adjoining buildings.
Your facility will need to be inspected only if there is a "change of use" for the building.
For example, if a building was previously used as a retail shop and now it is a restaurant, the building needs to pass inspection by the Fire Marshal and Building Official to ensure the building meets the current building codes and city ordinance(s) and is safe for its new use. If a new tenant comes into the building and the use is the same or similar, no inspections need to be conducted. A certificate of occupancy will be issued to the new tenant.
The final inspection is conducted after the building and site is finished and ready for occupancy.