House demolition is used to knock down houses and structure, demolish the foundation, and reduce it to “the dirt”. House demolition is frequently used to knock down old houses that are no longer ft for habitation or to demolish an old home to replace it with a newer home. Some cities like Detroit are using house demolition as a way to reduce the size of the entire city and eliminate abandon homes that create crime.
But do you need a permit for a house demolition?
The answer is almost always yes. If you, or your demolition contractor or company, are going to demolish a house you will need a permit. Most cities are fairly strict in the requirements for a housing demolition permit. A house demolition has to be done in a certain way in compliance with certain laws and ordinances.
Depending on your demolition company, and the area you live in, you may have to obtain a house demolition permit yourself before hiring a demolition company. Otherwise your demolition company will have to obtain the permit.