Occupancy, Certification of Completion, Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO),
and Certificate of Occupancy
Occupancy:No building or structure for which a Certificate of Occupancy is required under Clark County Title 30 shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the Building Official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy.
Stocking goods, training employees or installing furnishings may be considered a form of occupancy. Specific questions concerning occupancy authorization should be directed to the assigned building inspector and fire inspector.
A Certificate of Completion is a document issued upon completion of work on a structure not intended for occupancy, such as a water tank, or a structure that requires further permitted interior work to occupy, such as a shell building. A Certificate of Completion does not authorize occupancy of the structure.
Certificate of Completion (CC):
Tenant build outs within a shell structure (permitted as interior remodels) may not receive a final building inspection or receive any type of occupancy authorization, including a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, until the shell building has received approval of the final building inspection and has been granted a Certificate of Completion.
Apply for a TCO through the Citizen Access Portal. For specific instruction on how to apply for a TCO/CO, Click Here
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO):
To review this department’s handout addressing the issuance of a TCO, click here: (P&P 9.00.12)
See Inspection FAQ's for common questions about TCO's
The following departments and agencies may have required clearances prior to the issuance of a TCO or CO:
Department/Agency Phone List:
Sanitation District (Sewer) (702) 668-8888
Health District (Septic) (702) 759-1000
Civil (Off-site Improvements) (702) 455-4610
Water District (702) 870-4194
Fire Department (702) 455-7316
A Certificate of Occupancy is a document issued upon completion of a structure designed and permitted for immediate occupancy after completion and approval of all permitted work. This certificate will be available within approximately 3 working days of the final building inspection approval.
Certificate of Occupancy (CO):
You can obtain a copy of your CO here, and selected the "DOCUMENT IMAGE SEARCH PRINT TCO/CO" tile and going to Step 4 to enter your permit number (w/o BD only number), and click on "Find Images" button.