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New Interim Certificates of Occupancy – a Partial Certificate of Occupancy that does not Expire

On December 10, 2020 the New York City Council passed Int. 2033-2020, which allows the Department of Buildings (DOB) to issue an Interim Certificate of Occupancy (ICO). Similar to a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO), an ICO allows residents to occupy specific portions of a building deemed safe for occupancy by DOB, prior to completion of all permitted construction work on the project.  A link to the new law can be accessed here: