Building Division
Main: (714) 536-5241
Fax: (714) 374-1647
Walk-in Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA

*Email [email protected] for requests outside of walk-in hours

Certification of Occupancy Inspections

A Certificate of Occupancy inspection is required for all tenant improvements to existing buildings, and may be required when a new business is moving into an existing building.  This inspection is required to verify that the building and use are in compliance with the provisions of the current state codes, and The City of Huntington Beach Municipal Code.

If a Certificate of Occupancy is required for a new business moving in, the inspector will review the last approved plans and permit history to determine if significant alterations have occurred without permits or inspection approvals. 

Prospective tenants, leasing agents, brokers, sellers and potential buyers may request a Building Code Compliance Report which is the city’s proactive approach to correct any existing deficiencies with the building prior to occupancy, which in turn will help the new tenant avoid unexpected costs for code corrections.

Following are examples of our Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Checklist and are not to be construed as a complete list of requirements:





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