The Department of Permitting records requests
Complete the Permitting Department Research Request Form, available as a fill-in MS Word* (184KB) or Adobe PDF* (94KB) document, to request records for property in unincorporated King County. Please note:
Most records for property located within city limits (Seattle, Bellevue, etc.) require contacting the city (external link) not the Department of Permitting. Check jurisdiction of a property to see if it's in unincorporated King County or is inside city limits.
Check the types of building permit records and land use permit records maintained by the Permitting Department Records Center and the approximate historical availability of files. The location of a record depends on its type and date.
For older (prior to the 1970s) records, and for property surveys and other property-related files not available at the Permitting Department, see other records resources.
How to submit a request for permit records
Use one of the following methods to submit your research request:
Customers can review any file free of charge. For copying services, the standard County rate is charged.
*Note: Word documents require Microsoft Word software. PDFs require free Adobe Reader software. For assistance and fill-in instructions, see helpful hints.
To request information in alternate formats for people with disabilities, call 206-296-6600 or TTY Relay: 711.