A Certificate of Use and Occupancy (sometimes referred to as a "Certificate of Occupancy" or a “CO”) is a document that proves the building complies substantially with the plans and specifications that have been submitted and approved by the local fire and/or building authority.
No non-residential building or structure shall be used or occupied (occupy/occupied is defined as; to reside, operate a business, move property or equipment into), and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building, structure or portion thereof shall be made, until the Village has issued a certificate of occupancy therefor as provided in this section.
Types of Certificate of Use and Occupancy
1) Certificate of Use and Occupancy: Temporary - If the building official finds that no substantial hazard will result from occupancy of any building or portion thereof before the building is completed, a temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued for the use of a portion of a building or structure prior to the completion of the entire building or structure. This certificate also permits a property owner to access the property to do work, store tools, equipment or personal belongings on-site. A property owner may not use or occupy the property for any other purpose.
2) Certificate of Use and Occupancy: Legacy – For existing businesses to ensure minimal compliance with fire and life safety regulations. This is for businesses holding a valid Village of Claycomo Business License that were existing at the time of adoption of this ordinance.
3) Certificate of Use and Occupancy – This certification is for businesses that have met compliance with current adopted codes and shall remain valid until one of the following conditions require a new certificate of occupancy:
· Change of ownership
· New business
· Occupying additional space
· Occupying a new location
· A construction project modifying the structure is complete
The Village of Claycomo has a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). This system is regulated by the Missouri Department of natural Resources through the Comprehensive General Permit for Phase II MS4s. The goal of the stormwater permit program is to improve the quality of surface waters by reducing the amount of pollutants potentially contained in the stormwater runoff being discharged. The DRAFT permit document and a google form link for comments are available on the Village of Claycomo website (www.claycomo.org). We welcome your review and comment. Please provide comments o