If you are planning to demolish a part or all of a house or structure, a permit and inspections are required.

Before submitting for a permit through Herriman City, contact the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Division of Air Quality Asbestos Abatement, for their requirements. You also need to contact both the gas and power companies for their clearances. You will have to bring in these approvals to demolish when you apply with us.

Please be aware that dumpsters and construction materials must not create an obstruction to the public.

Requirements for submitting a permit application for a demolition

  1. A copy of your approval to demolish from the Salt Lake County Health Department (see above).
  2. A copy of your approval to demolish from the Division of Air Quality (see above).
  3. A clearance from Rocky Mountain Power that the power has been shut off, meter removed and lines have been safely terminated.
  4. If applicable, a clearance from Dominion Energy that the gas has been shut off, meter removed and lines have been safely terminated.
  5. Permit Application Form.

The demolition permit is required by the International Building Code and International Residential Code. The permit process accomplishes four things:

  1. Insures there is no friable asbestos in the building, or that friable asbestos has been removed by appropriate means by a contractor licensed for asbestos removal.
  2. Insures that all utility lines to the building have been terminated at a safe location by the utility companies.
  3. Removes the demolished building from the State tax roles.
  4. Insures that appliances and electrical devices that might contain hazardous materials have been disposed of properly.

The permit fee for a demolition permit is $47.47 (which pays for the inspections which will need to be done). Payments may be made by phone, 801-446-5323, with an electronic check or by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

Submit signed application and plans to the Building Department by email at  If your plans are too large to email, please provide a shareable link to where we can download your plans from such as Dropbox, Google Drive or other online service.

Demolitions typically require two inspections:

  • An inspection when all utilities (gas, power, water and sewer) have been disconnected and laterals secured.
  • A final inspection after the demolition is completed and the lot has been cleaned.

Call the Building Department at 801-446-5327 at least one business day before you wish to schedule each inspection.

Contact Us


7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Monday - Friday

Please call before 4:00 for inspection requests




Cathryn Nelson • Building Official
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Cathryn Nelson

Lon Christensen • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Lon Christensen

Wade Lehmberg • Assistant Building Official/Inspector
Phone: 801-446-5327 | Email

Wade Lehmberg