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Demolition Permit & Inspections
General Information

Licensed contractors may obtain a permit to demolish dwelling units of any size or commercial buildings. Homeowners may obtain a permit to demolish a residential garage without a license but cannot obtain permits to demolish any residential dwelling unit. Permits for interior demolition are classified as general building permits (see General Building).

Code Requirements

See Chapter 33 of the City of Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about wrecking buildings.

Application Requirements

Upon submission of the above items, you must receive approval from the area building inspector.


Contact Building Inspectors at (651) 266-9002 between the hours of 7:30 am - 9:00 am weekdays.


A zoning review fee will be charged for each structure (zoning fee may be waived for
accessory residential garage if removed at the same time as principal structure or
when the demolition is to accomodate new construction and there is an active site 
plan under review under way for the new construction.)



Per on thousand (1,000) cubic feet or fraction thereof


Minimum Permit Fee


 Zoning Review Fee         $85.00

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