To demolish a building within the City of Richmond, permits must be obtained before proceeding with the demolition. In addition, other steps, outlined below, must also be completed before, during, and after the demolition is completed.
Steps Prior to Beginning Demolition
Complete a permit application and apply for a building demolition and sewer cap permit at the Planning & Building Permits counter. Bring the following additional certifications:
To demolish a structure not listed in the Richmond Register, or Project PRISM but more than 50 years old, a completed DPR523a form provided by the California Office of Historic Preservation will be evaluated by the Planning Director prior to the structure being demolished.