Town of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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The Code Enforcement Official or the enforcement officer as designated in § 108-53 of the Code of the Town of Fort Edward, upon determination that a dwelling or structure undergoing construction or alteration has complied with the provisions of the code, shall issue a certificate of occupancy. A certificate of occupancy must be issued before any occupancy or use of the dwelling or structure is allowed.
Upon request from the owner, the applicant or his agent, the Code Enforcement Official or the enforcement official as designated in § 108-53 of the Code of the Town of Fort Edward may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for a building or structure or a part thereof before the entire work covered by the building permit shall have been completed, provided that such portion or portions as have been completed may be occupied safely without endangering life or the public health or welfare. A temporary certificate of occupancy shall remain effective for a period not exceeding three (3) months from its date of issuance. For good cause, the Code Enforcement Official or the enforcement official as designated in § 108-53 of the Code of the Town of Fort Edward may allow a maximum of two (2) extensions for periods not exceeding three (3) months each.