Before You Make the Request Search Permits, Permit Plans & Applications (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 eRecords Management System.
Can't Find a Record? Make a Request Here.
Can't find the record your searching for in eRecords? Make a records request and we will assist you in locating the record.
About Records Management
The Records Management Service has a mission to provide the residents of the District of Columbia with the highest quality records center. We work to safeguard document integrity, and the orderly safekeeping of all essential departmental records that will ensure the preservation and accessibility of those records.
Finding the right record can be a long process in some cases. Below you will find quick facts about the DCRA Records Management Division.
Requesting a Certificate of Occupancy
Requesting copies of issued Certificates of Occupancy can be made with DCRA directly. The cost will be $20.00 for a Certified Copy and $7.00 for a standard copy.
Building Plans from 1995 - 1998
For those who are looking for Building Plans from 1995-1998. DCRA does not have Building Plans from the years 1995-1998.
Records For Years 1963 – 2011
Records between 1963 – 2011 can be requested from DCRA, however please note, they are housed offsite and can take additional retrieval time.