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Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (C/O)

available online   Online
available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

Application for Issuance or Renewal of Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (C/O)

For TCO’s related to building permits issued prior to August 30, 2021, and with a permit number format of BLD2021-xxxxx, see the instructions for Henrico’s former permitting and inspections system, now referred to as the Legacy Permitting System, on this page below.

Build Henrico Permitting System




  • Login to your customer account on the Build Henrico website.
  • Select your building permit under My Activities
  • Select Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, complete the application, pay fee if applicable, and submit


$25.00 + .50 (state levy) = $25.50

Legacy Permitting System

Please mail or hand deliver the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy application along with the fee to the Department of Building Construction and Inspection

Please note that filing this application does not guarantee issuance or renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy. Approval will be based on the circumstances involved and will not be granted should there be life safety issues involved. The $25.00 application fee is charged to offset the costs of investigating the request and will not be refunded should the request be denied.

Contact Us

Permit Technician
(804) 501-4360

Building Inspections

Physical Address
Department of Building Construction and Inspections
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4360
Automated Permit System
(804) 501-7770

Mailing Address
Department of Building Construction and Inspections
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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