If you want to see the historical record of permits for a property, you have two options:
Get your info together before you search
To perform a search to look up permit records from the past, all you need is the address of the property.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND
If you’re looking for the status of a current permit application, please use our Permit Finder website.
Search our online databases
We have a couple of options for searching permits:
- Search for document images for all permits
- Please note: This search works best through a Google Chrome browser.
- To view building plans, you must come in person to our document room on the fifth floor of 1010 Massachusetts Avenue.
- Search data on permits issued after December 15, 2009
Here is a brief guide on navigating and searching within the system.
Get your info together before you visit
To perform a search to look up permit records from the past, all you need is the address of the property.
Go to our office
Please bring your information to:
Keep in mind
Having trouble finding a permit? Please contact us at 617-635-5300, or by email: ISD@cityofboston.gov.
If you have any questions about the Open Data portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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