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Do you need to demolish (knock down) an entire building? You’ll need to get a demolition permit first. Here’s a rundown of what you need — and what you need to do — to get one.
Most requests for demolition permits come from professional contractors. But homeowners can apply for one too. The process is the same.
Before you can demolish a building, you need to make sure that you won’t release harmful substances into the air, like asbestos. You’ll need:
We need to know that the people working on your project are insured. You’ll need to show us:
Before a building can be demolished, you need to make sure the water supply is turned off. To do this:
Send all of the paperwork from steps 1 through 3 by email to BEisenberg@syrgov.net.
Smaller residential projects don’t need an inspection from the zoning office. But you will need an inspection if you’re working on a commercial project (including a residential building with 4 or more units).
If your demolition requires an inspection, call us at 315-448-8695 to set up an appointment.
Contact Brian Eisenberg, Assistant Director of Code Enforcement at the Division of Code Enforcement at 315-448-8689.