Apply for a Demolition Permit


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You can apply to demolish a residential or commercial structure.


Permit Fees

  • Residential: $77
  • Commercial: $154


What you will need for the application:

  • Property owner name
  • Address of the structure
  • Folio #
  • Type of construction
    • Residential needs total heated/AC sq. footage and total area sq. footage
    • Commercial needs total area sq. footage
  • Number of structures to be demolished
  • Owner/Agent signature
  • Plot plan – showing all existing structures and structures to be removed
  • Contractor name, license #, address, phone, fax, email (if applicable)
  • Approval signatures
    • Tampa Electric
    • Public Utilities Department
      For addresses/properties that have Hillsborough County water and wastewater services, the following information is needed prior to sign-off:
      • Type of business or structure that will replace the demolition
      • The sewer line must be severed and capped near the County easement
      • Pictures are required showing waste water line is severed and capped
      • Email the completed application and pictures to: (please allow 5 business days for processing)
      • If you have any questions, please call our Service Availability team at (813) 272-5977 ext.:13611 (Mon. - Fri. from 8 AM to 5 PM)
      • Frontier
        • Needsite inspection required for signature
        • To schedule site inspection you can:
          • email April Kahler
          • Call (813) 978-2166
          • Fax your request to (813) 632-3822
      • Health Department – signature
        • If the property is connected to a septic system, it may be necessary to obtain an abandonment permit
        • If the property is hooked up to a sewer system, bring verification to the Health Department with your application
        • Call (813) 307-8059
        • In person: 1105 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
      • Environmental Protection Commission (Commercial properties only)- form

Things To Consider

  • Permits are valid for 180 days after we issue them
  • Property owner/agent requirements:
    • certify that they have or will comply with all applicable federal, state, and county laws/regulations pertaining to asbestos removal
    • certify that they received the required reporting forms and will comply with these reporting requirements
    • make sure debris is removed and the lot is properly cleaned and rough graded

How To

  1. Download the application
  2. Submit the application in person Mon - Fri from 8 AM to 4:30 PM to:
    Permit Office at County Center
    601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, 19th Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

What's Next

  1. Staff will review the application, plans, and any accompanying documentation while you wait
  2. Contractors
  3. Owners
    • only the person on the application can pick-up the permit
  4. Pay full permit costs
  5. Schedule building final inspection 

Get Help

(813) 272-5600

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