Demolition Permit

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A Demolition Permit is required any time a structure is torn down on a property. If you are going to need a demolition permit, it is recommended to plan ahead because it requires approval from the Kirksville Historic Preservation Commission(KHPC) before it can be issued. This process can take a week or so depending on KHPC members' schedules.

Demolition Permit Application

  • The Permit fees are as follows:
    • Small shed, garage: $40 flat fee
    • Houses/Trailers: $50 flat fee
    • Commercial structures: $4.75 per $1000 cost of demolition, $50 minimum
  • Basic Required Permit Information
    • Address of the location of repair/remodel
    • Is this property commercial, single family, or multi-family
    • Owner’s name and address
    • Contractor’s name and address
    • Total cost of demolition including labor & materials

The City of Kirksville requires demolition specifications that must be followed. Contact Codes & Planning at 660.627.1272 for more details. In addition, the State of Missouri requires that all building demolition waste be deposited in a State Licensed Landfill.

For citizens that meet the eligibility criteria, some assistance is available through our demolition program. The application and criteria is available through our Economic Development division.