The Demolition Permitting Process


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If you want to takedown a building, you can’t exactly grab a sledgehammer and go at it — not in the 21st century anyways. You’ll need a demolition permit from the city or county where the building is located before you can begin a demolition job.

ELEV8 Demolition offers exceptional demolition services in the Jacksonville area, including residential, commercial, industrial, and mobile home demolition. Our experienced team takes pride in our safety record and our efficiencies. Our employees undergo continuous training and daily safety meetings and planning meetings in order to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to your demolition job. From the pre-planning stage to the clean up process, you can rest assured that your customer experience will exceed expectations.

ELEV8 Demolition handles all of the permitting process for our customers. However, it can be helpful to know a bit more about the process. Contact our Jacksonville demolition company to learn more today!



Plan for the Permit Process

Every city and/or county has a little bit different demolition permitting process. A rule of thumb is that every building that has to have a permit to build will need a permit to demolish. This applies to those that were built illegally as well. Plus, each separate building will need its own permit. A bond may be required as well to ensure the safe and sanitary completion of the demolition project. A plumbing permit may be required, and utilities will need to be disconnected. It’s good to have all of this ready for when you submit your demolition request.

Apply for a Demolition Permit

However, one common thread between all of the processes is a demolition application. This is a form provided by the city and/or county that is filled out with all of the pertinent information for your demolition permit. The demolition company usually has to submit a copy of their insurance and a plan for the property once the demolition is complete or a grading plan. There is also a fee that has to be paid for the permit. Some municipalities allow for online submittals for demolition permits; others do not.

A Demolition Decision is Made

Your demolition application and all of the accompanying materials will then be reviewed by the appropriate parties. While every city and/or county is different, you should hear back on acceptance within three business days. However, if you are missing any important information, you will be notified so that you can submit that as well.

Enter the Pre-Demolition Phase

Once your Jacksonville demolition job has been approved, the demolition contractor will then enter the pre-demolition phase. This is where all of the planning happens, as well as the final tasks are completed. Heavy equipment will be arranged and accounted for, and everyone will be brought up to speed on the details of the demolition project. This process can be extensive, depending on how complicated the demolition project is, if there are more than one structure involved, and the location of the demolition, such as a high-traffic area. Sometimes, the area will need to be cordoned off, which may require approval from the city as well. Truly, there are many details to a demolition project that have to be performed ahead of time that if all tasks are accomplished, the demolition process itself should be relatively easy.





There are a lot of unseen steps to a demolition project that are handled expertly by an experienced demolition contractor that make the entire project seem easy. This is because our mission is to ensure you, the customer, only have to hire us and then enjoy the end result. Our job is to handle all of these details with exceptional craftsmanship and professionalism so that your Jacksonville demolition job is completed on-time and on-budget with no worries on your end.

ELEV8 offers the best residential and commercial demolition in the Jacksonville area. We are experts at working with the local city and county in the permitting process so that there are no delays due to lack of information or processes. Our team maintains a culture of safety first, performing on-going training exercises and having regular safety meetings. We offer free estimates so you’ll know the breakdown of the expenses.

Our family-owned local demolition company loves helping our customers clear out unwanted buildings so they can repurpose the land and get great use out of it. We customize our demo services to suit your particular needs. We are bonded, licensed, and insured. If you are in need of a residential, commercial, or emergency demolition in and around Northeast Florida, give our demolition company a call today!


Our experience, and know-how means we can handle complex buildings up to 8 stories tall, as well as those in close quarters. We offer a turnkey commercial demolition solution (from environmental testing through permit pulling and utility disconnects) to streamline the process.


From house demolitions large and small to ancillary structures (garages, barns, pools, etc.), we are experienced in demolition of all types of structures, so you can rest assured that no residential demolition project is too much of a challenge for us.



If you need a mobile or manufactured home demolished, our demolition company offers same-day quotes and fast and efficient teardowns. Reach out today.