Applicants must file an application (short form application), and submit a copy of the contract in the amount of the demolition cost. Extensive approvals and supporting documents required.
Example: You want to raze or take down a building, but it may be considered part of a historic district.
What you need:
You must first obtain approval from the Landmarks Commission.
Demolition Delay - Article 85
Obtain Fire Department permit for demolition work.
Application for Demolition / Renovation Permit (Fire Department)
Sign an agreement that you will adhere to state building code and Boston zoning code.
File a bond, an Irrevocable Letter of Credit, or a certified check made payable to the City of Boston, Inspectional Services Dept. with the total amount of demolition cost.
Submit proof that a licensed exterminator has been engaged and schedule an inspection date with the Environmental Sanitation Division.
Shut off notices from underground utilites, such as: Gas, NStar, Boston Water & Sewar Commissioner, Telephone Company and Cable Company.
DEP Approval for Hazardous Materials.
(Note: see Commissioners Bulletin – 2007-2)