What is the difference between a Change of Use & a Change of Tenant Permit and when is one needed?

A Building Permit is required for both Change of Use and Change of Commercial Tenants.  A Change of Use is when there is a change in the use of the property, for example from an office to a beauty salon.  A Change of Commercial Tenant is when there is a change within the same use, for example a bar remaining a bar but there is a change in ownership (of the bar) or name and operations. CLICK HERE for our informational regarding Change of Use/Commerical Tenant.

Floor plans with dimensions are required for any change of use permits.  Many of these are not required to be professional drawings, but most show details of the layout(s).

Additional permits may be required:

  • Electrical Permit for any electrical work to be done
  • Plumbing Permit for any plumbing work to be done
  • Sign Permits for any signs to be installed or changed

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