Permit Search


Here’s a brief (~2 minute) video explaining Or, scroll down for an overview.

Open building permits can cause major headaches whether you are buying or selling a home. They can delay closing, costing everyone involved time and money. Most real estate professionals – attorneys, realtors, inspectors – recommend that clients check for open permits. Checking can be accomplished through an Open Public Records Act request to the proper authority. Consumers must:

  • Identify the proper municipality and department.
  • Fill out an OPRA request form, which can be intimidating.
  • Submit the form, and wait for a response – and follow up when necessary.
  • Interpret the results, which are often confusing.

The whole process can be time-consuming, tedious, and frustrating. Permit Search makes it easy. We search electronic records for fast results, where available. We file an OPRA request on your behalf.  We manage the OPRA process. We transform the results into an easy-to-understand report (see our sample). With Permit Search, it’s easy to get ahead of the process and deal with any potentially open permits ahead of time. You can order a Permit Search directly (click “Get Started”), or through your agent, inspector, or attorney.