Requirements for Demolition of Buildings Under Wrecking Permit
The permit holder shall comply with all applicable Federal, State or Local laws, regulations and ordinances and it is expressly understood and agreed that a WRECKING permit authorizes that subject buildings are to be demolished upon the premises prior and then removed from the premises. Adequate notice shall be given to the Construction Services & Inspections Division prior to the start of demolition of each building.
FILLING OF EXCAVATIONS
In addition to wrecking and removing the building(s), the permit holder will remove all exterior and interior foundation walls, columns, piers, beams floor slabs and other projections. All building and building service piping, heating plants, or other fixtures, furniture, partitions, steps, rubbish or other debris shall be removed from the premises. All combustible debris shall be removed from the premises. Concrete stairs and walks shall be removed from the premises and those areas graded. Excavations shall be filled to a plane twelve (12) inches below the adjacent undisturbed ground surface with common fill material such as gravel or coarse sand which may include some clay and rocks with a maximum dimension of four (4) inches. The top twelve (12) inches shall be backfilled with compact coarse granular material, with sufficient binder to permit adequate consolidation and stabilization of surface, and finished to conform to a minimum grade of 2% for drainage to adjacent undisturbed ground on the premises unless otherwise authorized by the Construction Services & Inspection Division.
Any sewer, water and gas services cut off shall be the responsibility of the permit holder in accordance with the regulations of the City of Duluth and under their supervision. Telephone and electric service shall be terminated under the supervision of the utility company owning the service. Adherence to the City of Duluth Specifications for cutting off and/or plugging of old unused water wells, water, gas and sewer services shall be required.
Before commencing work, the permit holder shall verify that all utility services have been shut off and disconnected at the curb or the main according to City Engineering requirements.
SAFETY AND CLEANUP
The structure shall be demolished upon the site. All combustibles and scrap material shall be removed by the permit holder. Dust and debris shall not be allowed to blow or scatter from the area as a result of the demolition operation. The permit holder may be required to maintain a source of water to dampen and water down the structure as the demolition operation proceeds.
Damage to sidewalks, curb and gutter, street paving and utility structures shall be avoided on or adjoining the site. Any damage caused by the operations shall be repaired at the expense of the permit holder.
BONDING AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Contractors obtaining permits for wrecking structures must provide bonding and insurance in accordance with Duluth Legislative Code Section 10-4. See Wrecking and Moving Permits Bonding and Insurance Requirements handout in the Construction Services & Inspections office for more information.
MPCA AND OTHER REGULATIONS
The permit holder is responsible for compliance with MPCA and all other applicable state, federal and local regulations.
DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
All solid waste materials generated by demolition must be disposed of at a site approved by the MPCA and WLSSD.
GOPHER STATE ONE-CALL
The permit holder MUST call 800-262-1166 and comply with all Gopher State One-Call requirements.