Inspection and Permits
Housing Office: (856) 935-5510
The City of Salem DOES NOT require a Certificate of Occupancy (“C/O”) be obtained prior to the transfer of title to real property.
However, a new owner will NOT be permitted to occupy, or allow or suffer the property to be occupied UNTIL a valid inspection is performed and a valid C/O is obtained.
There is no legal requirement that the Buyer acknowledge this legality in advance. However, as a Seller, it would be in your best interest to notify the BUYER as to the existence of this information.
If the Salem City Housing Office determines that a property is being occupied WITHOUT a current and valid C/O, a complaint will be filed in municipal court against the CURRENT owner of the property.
Please feel free to contact the housing office if you have any questions or need any further information.
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