Demolition Permit Processes

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Demolition Permit Processes

Interior, Non-Structural Demolition

  • These permits are issued over the counter.
  • Submit a Demolition Permit Application.
  • Provide a description of the scope of work.  A floor plan is preferred.
  • Submit a letter of consent for demolition from the property owner.
  • Demolition Permit Fees are paid with the application. Checks are payable to the City of Olathe.

Residential Swimming Pool Demolition
Residential Accessory Structure Demolition
Septic System Demolition

  • These permits require a five-day plan review.
  • Submit a Demolition Permit Application.
  • Submit a letter of consent for demolition from the property owner.
  • Submit a site plan showing the location of the pool, structure or septic system to be demolished, and where utility lines will be capped.
  • Demolition Permit Fees are paid with the application. Checks are payable to the City of Olathe.
  • Note the following:
    • In-ground structures will have their bottoms broken, walls pushed in, and receive at least 24" of soil coverage.
    • All excavations will be filled to existing grade.
    • A four foot fence will be provided around any open foundation or excavation until it is filled to existing grade.
    • All debris will be cleared to return the site to a safe and sanitary condition within 30 days.
    • The site is to be left in a mowable condition with no ponding of water.
    • Tree removal is not granted under this permit.
    • Erosion and sediment control measures will be put in place as needed. These measures will remain in place until vegetation has been established.

Residential or Commercial Building Demolition
Commercial Pool Demolition
Commercial Accessory Structure Demolition

  • These permits require a five-day plan review.
  • Submit a Demolition Permit Application.
  • Demolition Permit Fees are paid with the application. Checks are payable to the City of Olathe.
  • Note the following:
    • Submit a letter of consent for demolition from the property owner.
    • Provide a legal description of the property site.
    • Submit a site plan, in electronic media such as PDF format on a CD or flash drive, showing the location of the building to be demolished and where utilities will be capped.
    • Provide communication by letter, verbal, or electronic from all utility providers verifying that all utilities such as gas, electric, water and sewer have been disconnected.
  • Note the following:
    • In-ground structures will have their bottoms broken, walls pushed in, and receive at least 24" of soil coverage.
    • All excavations will be filled to existing grade.
    • A four foot fence will be provided around any open foundation or excavation until it is filled to existing grade.
    • All debris will be cleared to return the site to a safe and sanitary condition within 30 days.
    • The site is to be left in a mowable condition with no ponding of water - tree removal is not granted under this permit.
    • Erosion and sediment control measures will be put in place as needed. These measures will remain in place until vegetation has been established.
  • Approval by the Planning Services Division 913-971-8750 is required for finished site conditions.
  • Commercial demolition needs a certificate of commercial general liability insurance.
  • Commercial demolition needs a copy of notice to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • Commercial demolition needs a hazardous materials inspection report.

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