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  • CHAPTER10
    CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY

    SECTION1001
    GENERAL

    1001.1 Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall apply where a change of occupancy occurs, as defined in Section 202.

    1001.2 Certificate of occupancy.

    A change of occupancy or a change of occupancy within a space where there is a different fire protection system threshold requirement in Chapter 9 of the International Building Code shall not be made to any structure without the approval of the code official. A certificate of occupancy shall be issued where it has been determined that the requirements for the change of occupancy have been met.

    1001.2.1 Change of use.

    Any work undertaken in connection with a change in use that does not involve a change of occupancy classification or a change to another group within an occupancy classification shall conform to the applicable requirements for the work as classified in Chapter 5 and to the requirements of Sections 1002 through 1011.

    Exception: As modified in Section 1205 for historic buildings.

    1001.2.2 Change of occupancy classification or group.

    Where the occupancy classification of a building changes, the provisions of Sections 1002 through 1012 shall apply. This includes a change of occupancy classification and a change to another group within an occupancy classification.

    1001.2.2.1 Partial change of occupancy.

    Where the occupancy classification or group of a portion of an existing building is changed, Section 1012 shall apply.

    1001.3 Certificate of occupancy required.

    A certificate of occupancy shall be issued where a change of occupancy occurs that results in a different occupancy classification as determined by the International Building Code.