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Old 06-10-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone would know how to find the original blueprints for my house to make it easier on renovating it and to see what was original or not.

So far I've tried the following divisions within my county (Prince George's):

Building Plan Review/Structural Section
Permitting & Licensing Division
Land Records

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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If you know the name of the builder contact them. Is there another home in your area that matches tours.?

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A lot of builders do not keep every Blueprint used, unless it was a unique design. My grandfather would hold onto at most, five years of builds, then toss the rest or give them to the owner of the building if they wanted them. The only ones that do not ever get thrown away, are commercial buildings. Those stay around forever.

The million dollar question is, how old is your home.
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How old is the house?
I've worked on at least 1000 houses and never once saw the need for the original plans.
What is it your trying to do?
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If you know the name of the builder contact them. Is there another home in your area that matches tours.?
From what I understand the builder lives in the home across the street from me...never talked to him though.

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A lot of builders do not keep every Blueprint used, unless it was a unique design. My grandfather would hold onto at most, five years of builds, then toss the rest or give them to the owner of the building if they wanted them. The only ones that do not ever get thrown away, are commercial buildings. Those stay around forever.

The million dollar question is, how old is your home.
My home has a construction date of 1980.

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How old is the house?
I've worked on at least 1000 houses and never once saw the need for the original plans.
What is it your trying to do?
It has a construction date of 1980.

Our plan is to renovate the kitchen, 2 bathrooms, patch/paint all rooms and frame the basement & garage. The need for the blueprints were for my friend that is a drafter to redesign the space within his firm so I wouldn't have to pay for it.
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If you know that the builder who built the home is across the street. Maybe it is time for you to go out in the neighborhood and start meeting the neighbors.
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How old is the house?
I've worked on at least 1000 houses and never once saw the need for the original plans.
What is it your trying to do?
It depends on who built it, and if it was a unique build or not. If it was a common plan out of a book or one from Wausau. You can order the plans for that series.

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