Demolition, Move-Off and Move-On Permits
For assistance with commercial or residential demolition, move-off or move-on permits, please contact the Customer Information & Resource Center (CIRC). Call 980-314-CODE and follow the prompts for technical assistance.
Interior Demolition Permits
Interior demolition is the demolition of interior components that do not affect rated assemblies and/or load-bearing walls. Customers will need to complete a building permit application, include sub-contractors for any trade (electrical, mechanical or plumbing) that has elements also being removed, and submit this application to the CIRC in person or through the contractor's online dashboard. There is no new work, removal of structural components, or "build back" allowed to occur under permits issued for interior demolition.
Total Demolition Permits
Total demolition permits for commercial structures are also issued by CIRC staff. Customers need to apply for a building permit and submit completed versions of the forms listed below. We recommend customers apply for a total demo project through the contractor's online dashboard. These permit may also be applied for on paper and in-person; however, there is a convenience fee charged for paper application submittals.
Demolition Permit Forms
- Zoning Supplemental For Residential Permit Application (City of Charlotte)
Residential Move On / Move Off / Demolition Checklist and Cover Sheet
Commercial Move On/ Move Off / Demolition Checklist and Cover Sheet
Asbestos and NESHAP Brochure (from Mecklenburg County Air Quality) and NESHAP Form. On this link, scroll to "Notifications" and click the "NESHAP Notification of Demolition and/or Renovation form".
Additional Demolition Information
- Move On, Move Off & Demolition Information: A Primer for New Customers
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) Driveway Regulations
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) Oversize Load & Housing Moving Policy
Mecklenburg County Health Department: Click "Demo/Move Permits" for information on demolition and to obtain forms.
City of Charlotte Soil Erosion & Sediment Control should be contacted if the project will disturb more than one acre or if the property is within a swim buffer.
Mecklenburg County Solid Waste has information on materials that can be recycled or reused on their construction and demolition page.