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Demolition Permits

A demolition permit is required for the demolition of all structures.

Demolition permit applications are not available online. You must apply in person in the Permitting Services office – 400 S. Orange Avenue (1st floor).

Once the demolition permit application is supplied, the applicant will need to acquire signatures from various utility companies and City of Orlando offices. In addition, the application will require a notarized signature from the property owner. Demolition permits may only be issued to licensed general contractors, licensed building contractors, licensed demolition contractors and property owners*.

The following information will need to be provided with the completed demolition permit application:

  • A Rodent Control Certificate by a pest control operator certified by the State of Florida to eradicate rodents (not required for burn-outs).
  • A cash deposit or damage bond in the amount of $1,000 payable to the City of Orlando is required when the property owner wishes to pull his/her own permit for demolition.


Demolition permit fees for structures are based on the square footage of the structure. Demolition permit fees for other structures such as bridges and towers are based on the contract demolition cost. For specific fee information, please view the Commercial Development Fees.
In addition to the demolition permit fee, a $100 Sewer Disconnect Fee will be applied to the permit.

All fees for demolition permits are due at the time of application.

Please note:

The demolition permit application does not consider the removal of trees within the demolition area. Removal or encroachment permits are required. For more information please call the City of Orlando Parks Division at 407.246.2283 or click here.

For more information on demolition permits, contact the Permitting Services Division at 407.246.2271.

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