Search of Record
A search of records and plans request is an examination of the Current Planning Branch Records Vault and the Community Standards Investigations Section files only. It is used to retrieve filed information or plans relating to the construction and development of a property and/or a bylaw infraction search on a property for a one (1) year time period.
You may request copies of permits or past inspection results, encroachment or compliance letters, and information such as the builder who constructed your house.
Documents such as mechanical drawings, floor plans and other designed plans for construction are also accessible.
Include all application fees with your application.
Applications made by an acting agent must include written approval from the owner at the time of application.
The cost for a search of record request is $105.
After receiving your request and payment in office, the process takes approximately five (5) working days to complete. Once the documents have been obtained, we will contact you to view the information or advise if no documents were found.
There is no guarantee your requests will yield information as not all documents have been kept on file and these are subject to a varying retention schedule. For commercial buildings, plans are kept by the Sustainable Development Department for 10 years, plus the current year, and for residential buildings, drawings are kept for 3 years plus the current year.
Photocopies of most documents are available for a fee. Larger documents cost $1 per square foot or $0.25 per 8x11 page.
Real property reports and legal surveys may not be photocopied as the City does not hold the copyright for them.
All search record requests must be made by the landowner or his/her acting agent. Agents who are acting on behalf of the owner must have a written authorization from the owner.
The only exceptions to this rule pertain to development and building permits. All development permit applications are posted on this website in the Daily Listing. This list is created before the application is reviewed and therefore, doesn't reflect whether the application is approved or not. The Weekly and Monthly Building Reports, which are also available on this website, provide building permit information about any building permits that have been issued.
For more information:
Current Planning Service Centre
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311