REMINDER: NEW DEMOLITION NOTIFICATION PROCESS IN EFFECT
New Permitting, Notification and Inspection Procedures Required for Demolition
The City of Austin Development Services Department (DSD) wants to ensure area contractors and demolition customers have the information and resources needed to comply with new project requirements, which went into effect October 1, 2021.
NEW REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
NEW STEPS BEFORE DEMOLITION CAN BEGIN
1.a Schedule the 100 Pre-Construction Inspection
- Before a demolition can begin, a 100 Pre-Construction Inspection (100 Pre-Con) is required for all demolition projects. This inspection, which verifies that site preparation and utilities have been addressed safely, is the last required inspection before demolition begins.
- Confirm your Plumbing Permit is paid and active. When you schedule your 100 Pre-Con inspection, DSD will also schedule the required plumbing inspection for the same visit.
The new demolition process includes notification requirements
for adjacent residential structures. The Building Inspector will provide instructions and the necessary notification materials in a packet after a successful 100 Pre-Con Inspection.
- Yard Signs: Inspectors will provide a yard sign with the address and building permit number for the demolition planned for that location, and contractors must fill in the remaining fields. Be sure to complete all fields of the yard sign provided. Place signs in a visible location on the site before the inspector leaves the property.
- Demolition Notification Acknowledgment: You must upload the signed Demolition Notification Acknowledgment, which is included in the notification packet, at least five days before demolition begins.
- Door Hangers: The notification packet also includes door hangers to notify adjacent properties of the planned demolition. These must be placed five to 10 business days before the scheduled demolition. Contractors will also receive appropriate notification materials for owners of adjacent multi-family properties.
AFTER DEMOLITION AND BEFORE NEW DEVELOPMENT CAN BEGIN
After pre-demolition permitting, inspection and notification requirements have been fulfilled, approved demolitions may proceed.
When the demolition is complete, it is important to close out your permit with the required post-demolition inspections
before new construction or renovation can begin on the site.