Demolition Procedures

Choosing Demolition

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4Demolishing a structure is a choice in many cases, such as:

  • A structure may be too far past repair (structurally unsound, unfit or unsafe for occupancy)
  • Your property may benefit from rebuilding at the location
  • New tenants may require a different design than what the current structure offers
  • The structure may be considered a blight to the neighborhood and attractive to unwelcome guests

Demolition Process

Demolition permits are required before you demolish a structure or remove underground storage tanks. These permits cost $52. To begin the demolition process, follow these steps:

  • Fill out a Demolition Authorization Form (PDF), which gives the City of Danville permission to start utility releases on your property - this will disconnect electricity, water, gas, sewer, telephone, and cable
    • On this form you will show whether you want or do not want to reconnect the utilities if you plan on rebuilding at a later date; utilities will be connected at your expense
    • Some commercial work may not require the disconnection of utilities if the work is on the interior of the building
  • The Community Development office will notify the utility companies to disconnect the utilities; companies are generally given 7 to 10 days to complete the release
  • We will call you once utilities are disconnected, and you will be able to get your demolition permit
  • You are responsible for contacting Miss Utility to locate any underground utilities. Call Miss Utility at 811 or 800-552-7001 before you dig

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4Once the structure has been demolished, all of the debris has been removed from the property, and the lot has been re-seeded, call our office at 434-799-5260 to schedule a final inspection. The building inspector will inspect the property to make sure it is clear of debris. The permit will then be closed.

For Your Safety

Before starting a demolition project, adequately prepare for the task with regard to the health and safety of the workers involved. Preparatory operations include:

  • Developing the method used to bring the structure down
  • Gathering the equipment necessary to do the job
  • Taking measures to perform the work safely

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4Survey your project area for:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead paint
  • Confined spaces
  • Fall protection
  • Respiratory problems
  • Scaffolding

Contact the (OSHA) for more safety tips.