Historic Preservation Demolition Process
Demolition Review - The review process is largely advisory in nature, and cannot prevent a demolition permit issuance.
- Structure(s) age 50-99 years old; or
- Structure(s) listed on the National Register of Historic Places; or
- Structure(s) designated as a Local Landmark.
Demolition Clearance - The issuance of clearance is required prior to demolition permit issuance.
- Structure(s) over 100 years old; or
- Structure(s) located within Local Historic District.
Digital photos are required to be submitted electronically as part of the application. Photos must have been taken within the last 90 days of all exterior sides, interior rooms and stairwells. Photographs must show all areas and characteristics of the structure, not just those areas in disrepair. If multiple structures or addresses, the photos must be labeled to distinguish between structures.
Approval of Clearance or Review would be valid for a period of 1 year, and would have no tie to the current property owner. This would allow for a property owner to pursue historic preservation review independently from plans to actually demolish the structure. This allows historic preservation review to proceed in anticipation of a real estate transaction, as a single piece of a development plan involving multiple properties, etc.
Penalties for demolition without a permit are outlined in Section 8-37, and include misdemeanor designation punishable by fine of up to $1,000 and/or 180 days imprisonment.
Application for Demolition Review/Clearance to the Historic Preservation Commission2022 Filing Calendar
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (573) 634-6410
Fax: (573) 634-6457