Public Records Requests
Please be specific and thorough about what you are requesting. The more information you provide the quicker and more accurate the response will be. You may be asked to clarify your request. Please submit your request only once. Submitting duplicate requests or submitting a request to more than one person will delay the response.
Public Records Requests - How to Submit a Request
Public records requests can be made through our online form.
Please include as much detail as possible to help assure the completeness and accuracy of the City's response. The complexity of the request and the amount of City resources required to fulfill the request will determine the amount of time needed to compile the response.
If you would like to make a request by phone please call 919-996-3100 and ask for either David Blount or Aliana Ramos.
Many frequently-requested items are available online.
The City of Raleigh has building permits and Certificates of Occupancy going back to 2000. They are available through the City of Raleigh Online Development Center.
Once a building has received a Certificate of Occupancy, the Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for conducting inspections. You can check for fire code violations through their website. The Fire Marshal’s Office also handles above and underground storage tanks.