A Certificate of Compliance is required by the North Carolina General Statutes to represent that the scope of work, as described in the permit documents, is complete (finaled). At the conclusion of all completed work done under a permit, including all applicable Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, or Fire Code regulations, the Code Enforcement Official will final that particular permit (B, E, M, P). The contractor/customer will be able to request a Certificate of Compliance (CC) via the Code Enforcement Online Permitting System
for each completed permit. (See example below.)
A Certificate of Compliance does NOT grant occupancy. No new building or part thereof may be occupied, no addition or enlargement of an existing building may be occupied, and no existing building that has been altered may be occupied until Code Enforcement has issued a Certificate of Occupancy. Violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor under NC G.S. 153A-363 and G.S. 160A-423.