Get a certificate Property owners in Philadelphia need certain certifications to rent, occupy, or sell property. Get a Certificate of Occupancy How to get a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for a building, tenant space, or place of business. Get a Lawful Occupancy Sign How to get a Lawful Occupancy Sign (LO) for all or part of a building. Get a Temporary Occupancy Permit for a special event How to get a permit to temporarily occupy a building for a special event. Get a Certificate of Rental Suitability How to get a certificate needed to rent out a property in Philadelphia. Get a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) allows you to inhabit and use part of a structure before the structure is completed.