Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
Can I obtain a copy of the construction plans submitted by the builder for my house?

ANSWER:
Depending on how long it has been since the plans were submitted, our local District office may still have a copy of the building plans. However, plans for single family residences are not retained permanently by our offices. If they do have a copy of the plans, you would be able to view those plans, but not reproduce them. This is because State law protects the work of architects, similar to copywriting of material by authors.
If our office does not have the plans, our staff there should be able to provide you with information about the architect and/or builder. You would then have to contact them directly to see about obtaining a copy of the plans. Plans for single family residential homes are not kept more than 90 days after the completion of construction due to storage limitation restrictions.


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