Total demolition approval involves reviews from both local and state authorities. Some steps may be done concurrently, while others must follow a specific sequence. Below is a description of Landmark Preservation's role early in the demolition process.
Note: Some partial demolitions, done in preparation for additions or remodeling, are included in the scope of construction permits and do not require a demolition permit. Demolitions that entail 40% or more of the square footage of the structure’s exterior wall surfaces, 40% or more of the roof structure area measured in plan view, or 40% or more of the combined square footage of the structure’s exterior walls and roof structure area require a public hearing and will follow the process outlined on this page.
If you are unsure about the landmark status of your property, see the historic landmarks & districts map and enter the property address.
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