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Researching Building Records

The Building Division of the Development Services Department is required to retain and make public copies of all building permits, inspection records, building plans and specifications for each building permit issued by the department. Requests to research building records must meet certain requirements. Per Section 6253 of the California Public Records Act, a request for building records must be a request that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records.

BUILDING PERMIT INFORMATION ONLINE

Building permits and inspection history for permits issued since 1992 is available online through VelocityHall.  To access VelocityHall, go to www.velocityhall.com for Chula Vista, CA and click on "Check/Research Permits. From there choose "Look Up Permits" by Address, Parcel Number or Permit Number.

Once the search parameters are entered, a list of permits will be displayed. Click on the permit number for permit information. To view the inspection history, click on Inspections and scroll down until the list of "Completed Inspections" is shown. Both the permit information and list of completed inspections can be printed.

REQUESTING COPIES OF BUILDING PERMITS
Once a building permit has passed final inspection, the permit, inspection history and plans become public record. To request building permit research, provide the following information for the property being researched:

  • Assessor's Parcel Number
  • Address
  • Development
  • Project
  • Type of documents requested (permit, inspection record, plans, etc.)
  • Name, Address and Phone Number

Click here to send requests for research of building permits. Please allow up to 10 working days to process your request.

REQUESTING COPIES OF BUILDING PLANS
Requests for copies of building plans must be accompanied by the following:

The division is required to request from the certified, licensed or registered professional and the current registered owner written permission to duplicate plans. Should a request for copies of plans be made, the process will take 30 - 60 days to complete. It is because of this process that the division cannot respond to requests for "immediate" duplication of plans except via court order or upon the request of a state agency. While the department endeavors to keep records for every permit issued, there are situations when records requested are not on file. Please take these factors into account when making requests.

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