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Demolition Permit

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Effective August 30, 2021, all permit applications for the demolition of  buildings or structures shall be submitted using the Build Henrico permitting instructions below. 

To amend or cancel a  demolition permit submitted or issued prior to August 30, 2021, follow the Legacy permitting instructions below.

Build Henrico Permitting Instructions

  • Register for and login to your customer account on the Build Henrico website.
  • Select “Permits” on the Build Henrico home page.
  • Select “Demolition” under Building Permits to create your permit application.
  • Select Residential or Commercial for “Select the option that best describes the application”.
  • Follow the online instructions to complete your permit application.
  • Upload the following applicable documents to be included with your permit application:
    • Owner’s Affidavit if owner is acting as contractor
    • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
    • Affidavit for Alterations to Existing Buildings Asbestos Certification
    • Demolition Certification Form
    • Plot/Site plan

Document Submission Standards

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Legacy Permitting Instructions

Please email, mail or hand deliver the following documents along with the permit fee to the Department of Building Construction and Inspections:

Permit Application – Commercial

  • 2 copies of Commercial Building Permit Application
  • 2 copies of Owner’s Affidavit if owner/tenant is acting as contractor
  • 2 copies of Affidavit for Alterations to Existing Buildings
  • 2 copies of Demolition Certification
  • 2 copies of site plan showing the structure to be removed
  • More detailed information can be found at: https://henrico.us/bldg/commercial-building/requirements-for-demolitions/

Permit Application – Residential

  • 1 copy of Residential Building Permit Application
  • 2 copies of Owner’s Affidavit if owner is acting as contractor
  • 2 copies of Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
  • 2 copies of Affidavit for Alterations to Existing Buildings Asbestos Certification
  • 2 copies of Demolition Certification
  • 2 copies of plot plan

Permit Resubmittal (submit changes to your original permit application)
2 copies of Commercial or Residential Resubmittal Form, as applicable
2 copies of revised plan sheets
Note: There is a fee for this service if there is an increase to the original estimated cost.

Permit Cancellation
1 copy of Request for Permit Cancellation
Note: You must enter a reason for the cancellation. If a refund is requested, you must add the request to the reason for cancellation. The refund rate is 100% if the permit has not been issued or 75% of the permit fee only if the permit has been issued.

Legacy Documents
Commercial Resubmittal Form
Residential Resubmittal Form
Request for Permit Cancellation

Fees

The fee for a demolition permit is based on the cost of labor and material for the demolition work.  The fee is calculated as follows:

Commercial demolition: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $7 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-commercial/.

One- and two- family dwelling demolition: $100 for the first $5000 of estimated cost + $6 per additional $1000 or fraction thereof.  In addition to the permit fee, there is a 2% state levy.  The total fee owed at the time of application is the permit fee plus the state levy (permit fee times .02).  A permit fee calculator is available at https://henrico.us/bldg/fees/fee-calculator-residential/.

Contact Us

Building Inspections
804-501-4360


Building Inspections

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4360
Automated Permit System
(804) 501-7770

Fax
(804) 501-4984

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

 
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