Step 1 Home / Property owner can request permit for MINOR buildings.
For all other demolitions, a Licensed Demolition Contractor needs to be secured.
Step 2 Obtain Clearances from:
Utility Companies (Gas & Electric)
Step 3 Customer is required to obtain Streets and Traffic approvals for all Commercial structures.
Step 4 Customer is required to obtain Department of Public Works approvals.
Step 5 Step-By-Step Instructions for Completing the #3 Application For Permit To Dismantle or Move Buildings or Structures is available online by visiting the City of Detroit website (under the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department). This document will guide you on how to complete the application accurately to ensure approval in a timely manner.
Submit filled Dismantle or Move Buildings or Structures Application.
Applicant identification is required to be verified when submitting application.
Submit Property Check Statement.
Submit Copy of the Deed for Proof of Ownership.
Step 7 Buildings staff will review application and provides a clearance form.
Customer receives application with Buildings notes / remarks.
Submits application with Zoning department.
Checks address in Sanborn System (Mapping system).
Checks cubic feet, property Use Group and Zoning district for completeness of the application.
Reviews the application for construction type.
Receives Sign-Offs from Plan Review and Zoning.
Submits Application to L&P
Cashier collects payment.
Issues wrecking Permit to the customer.
Step 13 Receives Building Permit.