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

  • Staff will review the application, plans, and any accompanying documentation while you wait
  • Contractors
    • you or your authorized agent can pick-up the permit
  • Owners
    • only the person on the application can pick-up the permit
  • Pay full permit costs in person
    • Contractors can fax credit card information

Find links for bolded items in the Resources section below


Forms and links

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General permit resources

Get Help

(813) 272-5600

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