Demolition Permit


Demolition Packet (This Demolition Packet includes Demolition Permit Instructions, Demolition Requirements, Demolition Contractors, Asbestos Testing, and Asbestos Abatement Contractors, and a Building Permit Application)

Demolition Permit Instructions

To obtain a Demolition Permit please complete the following:

1.  Complete and submit the Building Permit Application.

2. Submit public liability policy of insurance -- minimum $200,000/$500,000, with application

3. All structures must be tested for asbestos before demolition.

  • If asbestos materials are NOT found, you must provide written documentation from the asbestos testing company verifying asbestos was not found.
  • If asbestos materials are found, they must be removed by the Asbestos Abatement Licensing Rule West Virginia Legislative Rules Division of Health Title 64 Series 63 1998. 
  • Additional information about asbestos testing and removal can be found by calling the WVDHHR Bureau for Public Health Office of Environmental Health Services at 304-558-2971.
  • Written documentation regarding the removal and disposal of the material will need to be submitted to the Inspections and Permits Division.

4. Additional permits/documentation may be required.

  • Removal of asbestos material requires a permit from the City of Huntington Inspections and Permits Division.
  • Road closure permit
  • Traffic Study
  • Sediment and Erosion controls during and after the demolition. 

5.  Contact the Plumbing Inspector for inspection of the property.  The inspection will determine the requirements to complete the demolition.

6. Verification that all utilities have been disconnected.

7. Verification of insurance.

8. Cost of the Demolition Permit:

  • Single Family Residential Demolition Permit is $150.00
  • Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential Demolition Permit is $150.00 plus 5 cents per square foot.
  • The Re-Inspection Fee is $100.00

9. Complete and submit the necessary documentation to:

  • Permit Technician, Kim Estep
  • Division:  Inspections and Permits
  • Email: