An occupancy certificate is an authorisation issued by a local governing body that
a building meets the required health and safety standards and can be inhabited and
is not encroached upon. Developers/builders or individuals who submit building plans
have to seek this certificate from the building permission department before the
property is occupied.
Upon completion of Construction, the Builder receives this Certificate from the Municipal
Authorities. The Certificate documents the location and land identification of the
Building, certifies if the Building is in accordance with Building Standards, e.g.,
Distance from Road, Distance from Adjacent Buildings, Height of the Building, and
other approved norms of the Municipal authority as well as the Building Plan.