Public Resource Center

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 approvals listed below at the PRC without an appointment.

You can apply for the following approvals through the SDCI Project Portal.

We also issue land use permits, accept corrected land use paper plans and platting actions for recording, and process priority green verification and certification letters.

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.

Location & Hours

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.

Microfilm, Permit & Property Records

All of our permit records are available either in our microfilm library (See PRC Location and Hours above) or in our online permit and property records. These records include:

  • Permits
  • Plans
  • Soils and other technical reports
  • Application materials
  • Reviewer corrections
  • Public comments

Please check our online Permit and Property Records to find the documents you are looking for. If you do not find the records, please visit our microfilm library or contact us at (206) 233-5180 (message line only) or at We will let you know if we have records you're seeking. We do not research properties or permits for our customers at the microfilm library.

You may order copies either in paper or electronically through our microfilm library. Please see our current Fee Subtitle for costs. We must receive payment before we make any copies.

Publications Outlet

Many of our publications are available for free on our Tools & Resources page. Our codes pages provide online access to most codes enforced by SDCI.

Paper copies of our publications and codes are available for the cost of postage and printing (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:

SDCI Public Resource Center
700 Fifth Ave, Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

Subscription Services

  • Our Land Use Information Bulletin provides twice-weekly notice of land use applications, decisions, and other land use actions. Subscribe to our listserv--in the upper right of this page--to get an email alert when we post the latest public notices.
  • Our blog, Building Connections, keeps you up-to-date on Seattle planning, design, construction, and land use issues, and on legislation in process.