DEMOLITION (STRUCTURE DEMOLITION/EXTERMINATION PERMITS)
The Environmental Division provides the required permits to exterminate houses prior to demolition to prevent the migration of pests during the razing of properties. Solid Waste Dumpster Permits are also provided through this Division and they are inspected yearly to insure they do not become a nuisance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do I have to wait before I can begin the demolition?
If the local EPA office reviews the application and determines that the asbestos notification requirement DOES apply, they will contact you with further instructions on who to contact to have the asbestos evaluation done. After samples of suspect material are analyzed, a lab report will be submitted to the local EPA office, which will work with the contractor to ensure that the structure is razed safely and all demolition material is tracked to an approved landfill. The Code Enforcement Officer cannot inspect the location until the local EPA office signs off on the application that all lab reports and notification procedures have been completed.
What permits do I need to demolish a building in the City of Portsmouth?
Why do I have to obtain a DEMOLITION PERMIT to tear down a building in the city?
The Engineering Department will also inspect the property after the demolition to ensure that the lot has been properly leveled and cleared, brought to grade, and seeded to prevent erosion. Once the demolition process has been completed, the Department of Engineering will also notify the Scioto County Auditor that the building has been razed so that the property owner is no longer paying property tax on a structure that no longer exists.