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james rowe

Do you need a Certificate of Occupancy to sell a new home in Bellaire?

Does a realtor and builder have to present a Certificate of Occupancy when a new home is sold? Do you need one to move into your home in Bellaire?

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Do you need a Certificate of Occupancy to sell a new home in Bellaire?

By james rowe   
Posted on Dec 25, 2016 in Topic: Home Builders
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Does a realtor and builder have to present a Certificate of Occupancy when a new home is sold? Do you need one to move into your home in Bellaire?
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Veronica Mullenix
about 8 months ago
This is from the City of Bellaire FAQ Page: "A Certificate of Occupancy is needed anytime an existing home is either for sale or for rent. The occupant or the seller/landlord must come to the community development office and apply for a certificate of occupancy. Commercial properties also require a Certificate of Occupancy. "
http://www.bellairetx.gov/faq.aspx?TID=8


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http://www.bellairetx.gov/faq.aspx?TID=8

about 8 months ago
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Francois Delille
about 8 months ago
Yes, it is needed and it is a requierement from the city of Bellaire.
Francois 713-397-8857


about 8 months ago
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Cody Mier
about 7 months ago
James,

Happy New Year! Great question! A bit of extra insight. This could easily be an exception to the rule if the property in question has never been occupied because it is a new build. I feel as though it would be worth a call or a trip to Bellaire's Development Services Office to find out the exact answer if this is your situation. The only reason I say this is because of the way the answer under Bellaire's FAQ is worded. It says "existing" homes, which brings me to question whether they consider a brand new construction home "existing" or not. The phone number and office address can be found by following the link below! If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly!

Cody Mier
Intero Real Estate Services
(832) 373-9755
cody@interohouston.com


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http://www.bellairetx.gov/621/Development-Services

about 7 months ago
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Darby Grimmett
about 7 months ago
Hi James,

The City of Bellaire states on their website that either the occupant or the Seller/Landlord must go to the community development center to apply for a certificate of occupancy when an existing home is for sale or rent. I called the City of Bellaire's Development Services department in order to determine if a CO was needed for new construction. The gentleman advised that you receive a CO at the end of the construction process. Only new construction homes and homes being rented out will require a CO. He stated that you do not need one if you are purchasing an existing home (which is contrary to what they have on their website).

Here is the contact info for the Development Services for Bellaire in case you want to reach out personally.

7008 S. Rice Ave.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Ph: 713-662-8230
Ph: 713-662-8231
Fx: 713-662-8233
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hope this helps and feel free to reach out with any further questions!

Darby Grimmett / KW / darby@darbygrimmett.com / 936-827-9217


about 7 months ago
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Shawn Bajwa
about 4 weeks ago
Yes, it is a special requirement needed from the City of Bellaire.


about 4 weeks ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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