How do I get certificate of occupancy for a permit issued prior to 2010?

Permits created since roughly 2010 will have a formal certificate of occupancy; occupancy was approved in different ways for pre-2010 permits and projects.  Often the permit card showing final approval was the only recognition that the project was completed; if an inspection form shows occupancy approval, this is also used in place of modern-day certificates.  

You can request a search for such documentation by submitting a public records request here.   Not all records for any particular project were retained in County collections.

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1. What are the Design Criteria and building codes for San Juan County?
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