Filing Instructions

The following must be submitted and accepted prior to the issuance of a Demolition Permit.

  1. A separate application for a demolition permit must be submitted for each building to be demolished. If more than one building or structure is to be demolished on the same premises, the separate demolition and plumbing permits secured for each such building or structure must satisfy all of the requirements relative to such permits.
  2. Application must be made by the owner or lessee, or agent of either, or by the architect, engineer, builder, excavation or demolition company employed in connection with the proposed work. Where such application is made by a person other than the owner, it must be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner or applicant that the proposed work is authorized by the owner and that the applicant is authorized to make such application.
  3. A Certificate of Workers Compensation insurance, good for demolition at the subject site.
  4. A recent tax bill covering the subject property.
  5. Three photostats of a survey, showing subject property prior to demolition. The building to be demolished should be shaded.
  6. An affidavit must be submitted by a certified and licensed asbestos handler (include license #), to verify the absence or presence of asbestos. In cases where asbestos is found to exist, demolition permit may not be issued until the asbestos has been removed, and lawfully disposed of, and such certification by a recognized licensed asbestos removal firm has been filed with the Department of Buildings.
  7. Letters from PSEG Long Island and National Grid indicating that all gas and electric services to the building or structure to be demolished have been disconnected or have not been installed.
  8. A letter from either a private water company, a special water district or the Town of Hempstead Water Department, as the case may be, indicating that the water service to the premises has been disconnected to their satisfaction.
  9. If the building or structure to be demolished is connected to a sewer, a Nassau County sewer permit, a road opening permit and a Town of Hempstead plumbing permit for the disconnection must be obtained and submitted with the demolition application.
  10. If the building or structure to be demolished is not connected to a sewer, a letter from the Nassau County Sewer Department indicating that sewer spur has never been installed and a notarized affidavit of the owner certifying that all cesspools and septic tanks have been emptied and filled with clean fill are required.
  11. A plumbing permit is required for sewer disconnect and/or water disconnect. The fee for same is $50 for the first fixture and $10 for each additional fixture and $25 for Certificate of Approval.
  12. A voids affidavit certifying that all underground wells, basins, cellars, or other known voids will be filled with clean fill and that every buried storage tank, including all connections thereto, will be removed and the void filled with clean sand, immediately upon completion of demolition.
  13. A Nassau County Department of Health Extermination Certificate. The inspection certificate expires 10 days after issuance.
  14. All of the foregoing requirements must be satisfied prior to issuance of a demolition permit.
  15. All applications for demolition permits must be reviewed by the plumbing division and the Superintendent of Safety Inspection.
  16. Person to which demolition permit is issued must notify the Superintendent of Safety Inspection of Building Department at least 24 hours in advance of actual time scheduled for the start of the demolition.
  17. Demolition shall comply with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Part 608 sections 1, 2 and 3.
  18. The total fee for a demolition permit is:
    1. Demolition of 1 or 2 family dwellings: $250
    2. Demolition of other residential structures: $100
    3. Demolition of non-residential structures commercial: $500