Our Public Resource Center (PRC) provides one location to access publications, information on permits under review, and historical records. You can also apply for the following approvals at the PRC without an appointment:
We have free wireless internet for access to our materials and services, including permit tracking. You can also access that information from one of our self-serve computers.
The PRC is located on the 20th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., in downtown Seattle.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Many documents are available in our electronic library, including:
Documents from the 1890s to the present are also available in our onsite Microfilm Library. In addition to the documents listed above, you can access plans for construction, electrical, mechanical, and land use permits. For single-family residences, plans are only available for permits issued after 1974. Plans are available approximately 4 weeks after the permit is issued; the permit itself is usually available 1 week after we issue it.
We do not research properties or permits for our customers at the microfilm library.
How to View Records or Get Copies
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (206) 233-5180 with the address you want records for before coming to our office. We will let you know if we have any documents available for that address.
The Publication Outlet provides paper copies of DPD's publications. Paper versions of our publications and codes are available for a fee plus postage, if applicable. To order, email the PRC or call us at (206) 684-8467 (message line only). You may also mail your request, along with a check payable to the City of Seattle, to:
DPD Public Resource Center
700 Fifth Ave, Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019
Our codes pages provide online access to most codes enforced by DPD.