Before you demolish a structure you must secure a demolition permit from our Building Inspection Division. The permit is required by section 106.1 of the Uniform Building Code. The permit process accomplishes four things:
- Ensures that all utility lines to the building have been terminated at a safe location by the utility companies.
- Ensures that appliances and electrical devices that might contain hazardous materials have been disposed of properly.
- Ensures there is no friable asbestos in the building, or that friable asbestos has been removed by appropriate means by a contractor licensed for asbestos removal.
- Removes the demolished building from the State tax roles.