About; Demolition Permits Commercial or Residential

Do I need a demolition permit?

A demolition permit is needed if you are wrecking or removing/disturbing any load supporting or load bearing structural member of the building or support walls.

Residential Demolition Permits

Is required for the demolition of a residential building with four or less dwelling units (includes garages and sheds).

Residential, Single Story

Commercial Demolition Permits

Are required for the demolition of a commercial, industrial, healthcare, school or residential structure.

How long does it take to get my permit application approved?

Once received, in most cases permit applications will be reviewed and approved within 48 hours after receiving it. Although applications must be submitted 10 business days before the start date.

How long is a permit valid for?

A permit can be valid for up to 30 calendar days.

Can a homeowner demo their own structure?

Yes in some States. You’ll have to check with your city of the state you live in for homeowners permit to demo.


Most information asked on permits.

Demolition permit application’s are different in many City and States. Some acquire more detailed information then others.

Asbestos Inspection Report OR Asbestos Permit number (if abated). If the structure was built after 1982, the asbestos inspection report could be waived. Applicant must provide documentation showing proof of construction date such as building permit, deed, appraisal date, etc.;

Survey/Photographs of Structures to be demolished.

Only for Emergency Demolitions Variance/emergency Documentation (if applicable). exempt from waiting for the demo permit if in emergency.

Published by Diehls Trucking

Diehls Trucking Service Inc. has the heavy equipment needed to tackle demolition jobs of all sizes. Our team of highly trained professionals will safely get rid of your condemned or unwanted buildings, structures, and houses.

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