Menu Button

Permit Records

Looking for permit records?  Save yourself a trip and get any record from the comfort of your home. Use the tools below to locate the records you are looking for.

View DCRA Records Online (eRecords)

That’s right! You can search and view any Building Permit, Building Permit Application, Invoice, Approved Building Permit, Building Plan, and NOW Certificate of Occupancy by using our DCRA E-Records Management System. Any electronic device will take you there. Save yourself a trip and get any record from the comfort of your home.  Don’t see what you’re looking for? No Worries! Our digital DCRA Records Request Form is an easy and simple way to request what you need. Click “submit” and your record request will be made available for you.

View DCRA Records Online


Search for Digital Land Records (SurDocs)

SurDocs is an online research tool that enables the public to search all digital land surveys. This tool is used to view all field survey records and surveyor plats.

View Land Records


Visit DC Property and Permit Center

A one-stop shop for all things permits. The portal provides a range of online tools to apply for building permits, request city services, research property regulatory information, and research and analyze permit data. Residents are able to download datasets and generate custom reports.  Property owners can register their apartment complex(s) and much more.

Visit the Property & Permit Center


Check your Permit Application Status (SCOUT)

SCOUT provides the status of a permit application that is submitted to DCRA and currently being processed in Accela. The status can be obtained by providing the Application ID or Property Address.

Check your Permit Application Status