Does the City have copies of my old permits and plans?

The Building Department retains historic building permit records that exceed the requirements of the Washington State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State records retention schedule.

All permit records were kept from as far back as the 1950s. Most residential building plans were not kept past the required 6-month retention period after the project was completed.

The Building Permit Office scanned in all permits up to 2018 and are available upon request. All other permits and their supporting documentation dated after 2018, can be accessed through our online permit portal by putting in the address. Advanced searches of permit types, date ranges and such can be performed under the advance search tab.

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1. What are the hours and location of the Permit Center?
2. How do I pay for may permit?
3. How do I apply?
4. What work is exempt?
5. When is a permit issued?
6. What does my permit application require?
7. How long is my permit good for?
8. How much does a permit cost?
9. I want to build a shed. Do I need a permit?
10. I want to build a fence. Do I need a permit?
11. What is the wind speed, snow load, or engineering design criteria for my area?
12. Can I draw my own plans for my project?
13. ?Does the City of Aberdeen provide plans?
14. Do my plans have to be engineered?
15. Where can I find a list of Engineers, Architects or Surveyors?
16. Where can I find a list of Licensed Contractors?
17. Can I do the work myself?
18. Does the City have copies of my old permits and plans?
19. How do I find property information such as zoning, floodplain, property lines and such?
20. How do I find out the setbacks for my property lines?
21. When do I need inspections?
22. How do I check the status of my Permit?
23. What is a Right of Way?
24. How do I get copies of project plans?
25. How do I know my permit is ready to pay?
26. What if I still have questions?