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Building Records Search

Row of residential houses in Surrey.

Request a Building Records Search online or in person.

There is a non-refundable search fee for all building records searches.

Requests for records

You can now request a Building Records Search in 2 ways:

  1. Complete our Online Building Records Search and proceed to a secure checkout using either VISA, MasterCard or American Express
  2. Visit us in Person, at the Building Counter at City Hall. Here, you can pay by cash, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) or debit.

Note: Telephone requests will no longer be accepted.

Research Services and Fees

Research Services fees information requested Research service fee (includes GST) 
Copy of Building Permit(s) (includes issuance date)   $19.00
Copy of Plumbing Permit(s)   $19.00
Copy of Electrical Permit(s)   $19.00
Copy of Tree Permit(s)   $19.00
Square Footage of Building   $19.00
Final Occupancy Date   $19.00
Copy of Survey Certificate   $19.00
Oil/Gas/Septic Tank Information   $19.00

Copy of Building Inspection Notes

Note: Prior to requesting research related to Building Inspection Notes you may wish to order a Final Occupancy Date, which supersedes Building Inspection Notes.

Copy of Plumbing Inspection Notes   $19.00
Copy of Electrical Inspection Notes   $19.00
Copy of Tree Inspection Notes   $19.00

Delivery methods

It will take, on average, up to 1 business day for City of Surrey staff to research and deliver any information found. You can choose to receive the information through 1 of the following delivery methods:

  • email;
  • fax;
  • regular mail, or
  • pick up from the Planning and Development Department reception desk at City Hall between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Request a Building Records Search