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How to find a historical record of a permit

How to find a historical record of a permit

If you want to see the historical record of permits for a property, you have two options:

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1

Before you get started

If you’re a contractor or a homeowner, you can use our search to look up permit records from the past. To perform a permit search, all you need is the address of the property.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: If you are looking for the status of a current permit application, please use our Permit Finder website.

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2

Search our online database

We have two different options for searching online:

Permits issued before December 15, 2009

Permits issued after December 15, 2009

Step
1

Before you get started

If you’re a contractor or a homeowner, you can use our search to look up permit records from the past. To perform a permit search, all you need is the address of the property.

Step
2

Go to our office

Please bring your information to:

1010 Mass. Ave., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Building division is open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
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Contact:
Inspectional Services
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States