Occupation Certificate (OC)

What is an Occupation Certificate?

An Occupation Certificate (OC) is a document issued by a certifying authority that certifies a building is suitable for occupation. It indicates that the building has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and complies with all relevant building codes, regulations, and standards.

Types of Occupation Certificates

There are two types of Occupation Certificates:

Obtaining an Occupation Certificate

To obtain an Occupation Certificate, the building owner or developer must apply to the certifying authority responsible for the project. The certifying authority will conduct inspections to ensure that the building meets all requirements for occupation.

Once satisfied, the certifying authority will issue either an Interim or Final Occupation Certificate, depending on the stage of completion of the building.

Importance of an Occupation Certificate

An Occupation Certificate is essential for legally occupying a building and using it for its intended purpose. It provides assurance to occupants, property owners, and regulatory authorities that the building has been constructed in compliance with all relevant regulations and is safe for occupation.