Demolition Guidelines

Prior to Beginning Demolition
  • A notice of intention to demolish the house must be delivered by mail or by hand to properties within 200 feet of the house.
  • A temporary construction fence is required if the basement is not back-filled or if a new home is not initiated within 30 days.
  • The demolition must proceed continuously and must be completed (including all debris) within three days. If there is salvaging or scavenging of building materials, the demolition must be completed within 15 days and the site must be fenced if the building is not enclosed at all times.
  • All demolition debris including trees and tree rootballs must be removed immediately and may not be stockpiled.
For additional information or further clarification please view our Municipal Code or contact the Public Works Department at