Permits and Inspections -
Any tearing down or removal of an accessory or principal
All sewer, water and gas lines shall be capped and secured
to prevent leaks and/or infiltration as directed by the City.
All foundations and footings must be removed to a minimum
of two (2) feet below finish grade.
Only non-organic material shall be used as fill. Care shall
be taken to prevent the occurrence of voids in fill or undue
The finished grade shall have 6" of top soil and be
sodded or sowed with grass seed and straw.
Burning any material or debris is strictly prohibited
within City limits.
All asbestos, lead, and other toxic or hazardous materials
shall be removed and disposed of in compliance with all State
and Federal regulations.
Applicants will need to submit a "Demolition Permit
Application" and a site plan showing the location of the
improvements being demolished.
The Building & Zoning Department will review the
application and issue a permit within three (3) days of
The Building & Zoning Department will conduct or
coordinate the required on-site inspections to ensure
compliance. City notification of inspection shall be during
regular business hours at least 24 hours in advance. Required
inspections can be arranged by calling (618) 251-3100 Monday
through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. No inspections will be
done on holidays or weekends. These inspections are part of
the permit fee and are no additional charge. The City reserves
the right to inspect any development at anytime to ensure
compliance with all development codes and procedures. During
all inspections, the City will only document compliance, and
will make no determination on quality of workmanship.
Letter of Completion
This permit will not receive any final certificate from the
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