Permits for demolition are required when MORE than half of the exterior walls of a building are to be demolished, and must be obtained before any demolition work may begin.
If you are building a new structure, adding to an existing structure, or conducting repairs or renovations, you must also apply for permits for the entire project. To see a list of common project types linking to further application guidance, see our "Get Started on Your Project" permitting directory.
Please note that different application requirements and processes apply to the following:
- Soft Demolition (Interior Non-Structural)
- <= 50% Exterior Wall Demolition
- > 50% Exterior Wall Demolition
See the "How to Apply" section below for full details and procedures.