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Demolition

Please be aware that a Demolition Permit is required to remove any structure on residential and commercial property within the unincorporated of the Town of Huntington. In the case of properties within one of Huntington's incorporated villages (Asharoken, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor and Northport) check with your village building officials.

Filing Instructions. The following must be submitted and accepted by Building & Housing prior to the issuance of a Demolition Permit:

 1. Two (2) completed application for a Demolition Permit (87-04) must be submitted for the building(s) to be demolished. Application forms should be filled out in their entirety and must be signed by the property owner and notarized.
 2. A Certificate of Workers Compensation insurance (form C-105.2 or U-26.3 as applicable) covering demolition work at the subject site.
 3. One (1) copy of a recent tax bill, showing Section, Block and Lot.
 4. Two (2) copies of a survey, showing subject property prior to demolition. The building to be demolished should be shaded.
 5. New York State Labor requires a survey of the building to identify the presence of asbestos prior to commencing any demolition work. The survey must be completed by a licensed asbestos contractor. The following buildings are exempt:
 a. One and Two family dwellings.
 b. An agricultural Building.
 c. Buildings with original construction on or after January 1, 1974.
 d. A structure certified in writing to be structurally unsound by a licensed design professional or an official of competent jurisdiction.
 6. An original letter from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and/or National Grid indicating that all gas and electric services to the building or structure to be demolished have been disconnected or have not been installed.
 7. An original copy of disconnection letter from either your water district or company, as the case may be, indicating that the water service to the premises has  been disconnected to their satisfaction.
 8. All of the foregoing requirements must be satisfied prior to issuance of a demolition permit.
 9. Demolition shall comply with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Part 608 sections 1, 2 and 3).