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Development Services

 

 

Demolition

 


 

Please be aware that incomplete packets will not be accepted.  Be sure you have all forms, information, plans, deposit (if applicable) and supporting documents prepared and ready at the time of submittal.
 


 

Required Forms

 

Application Checklist 205KB 2019/03/15

Completed Application Form 54KB 2019/03/15

Demo Application Checklist 33KB 2019/03/15

Site Plan 51KB 2019/03/15

Agent Authorization 37KB 2019/03/15

Site Address Application 155KB 2019/03/15


 


 

Application Instructions
 


 

 

How to Submit
 

We accept applications in person at our office, by mail or direct shipping.

We're currently unable to accept application packets by email, online or by other means.

 

In Person

We are able to accept complete application packets between 8:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  We are closed from 12:00noon-1:00pm for the lunch hour and we are unable to accept applications between 4:00pm and 5:00pm
 

Mail

Grant County Development Services
Building Division
P.O. Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823

 

FedEx/UPS

Grant County Development Services
Building Division
264 W. Division Ave
Ephrata, WA 98823


 


 

Application Acceptance - Complete Packets Only

  • Each application packet will undergo a “counter complete” review when it is received (either in person at the counter or when received by mail) to determine whether or not each application is complete and can be accepted and assigned an application number. 

  • If an application packet is deemed incomplete during the initial “counter complete” review, we will attempt to gather the missing information/documents while the applicant/agent is waiting at the counter via phone or email. 

  • If received by mail and incomplete, we try to gather any missing information by the next business day 12:00noon. 

  • If the information cannot be received by that time, we will return the application packet to the applicant for completion and resubmission. 

  • If the packet is deemed complete, it will be accepted and an application number assigned.  (This application number is needed by the Health District for septic applications.)


 

Requirements of Other Approving Departments

 

Demolition applications are typically reviewed by the following departments:

  • Building – structure review as well as placement of the home on the property, setbacks between structures, etc.

  • Commercial demolition permit applications and may review residential demolition permit applications (includes land use, height restrictions, setbacks to property lines, zoning, shorelines, wetlands, critical areas and other land use considerations.) Please contact them directly with any questions regarding your proposed project.

  • Public Works/WSDOT – legal access from County road or State Highway may be required for a demolition if there is no address assigned

  • Treasurer - A demolition permit for a manufactured home or mobile home will require the approval of the Treasurer prior to issuing the permit.  Please contact the Treasurer's office directly to find out what they will need to approve your application.

Department Contact 138KB 2018/03/01
If you have any questions regarding the requirements, processes and/or fees of other departments, please contact them directly.  Please click on the link to open a window with a contact list.



Application Forms and Required Information
 

Prepare ALL forms and provide ALL information that pertains to your project.

 

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.  Please call us with any questions prior to attempting submittal to avoid having the packet being denied or sent back.

 

Here are the forms you will need to prepare and submit together (incomplete applications will not be accepted):
 

Application Checklist 205KB 2018/03/01
This is our checklist that we use to make sure we have everything to accept the application.  As you prepare your packet, please be sure initial each component that you have prepared and are submitting. 

 

Completed Application Form 54KB 2018/03/01
All information that pertains to your project is required.  For any part of the application that does not apply to your project, please indicate N/A.  An incomplete application will result in the application not being accepted.

 

Please be sure to be detailed on which structures are being demolished.  Multiple structures being demolished on the same parcel can be on one application.

 

Demo Application Checklist 33KB 2019/03/15

This form is required in addition to the permit application form.  This form form asks for specific, pertinent information that pertains to the structure(s) being demolished.  For any part of the application that does not apply to your project, please indicate N/A.  An incomplete application will result in the application not being accepted.

 

Site Plan 51KB 2018/03/01

Please complete the attached form following the instructions on the first page. Please be aware that we are unable to accept site plans larger than 11 x 17.  An incomplete site plan will result in the application not being accepted.

 

Agent Authorization 37KB 2018/03/01

Applications need to be signed by an authorized representative of the land owner, if not his/herself.  If anyone other than the land owner is applying (i.e. agent or General Contractor), please be sure to include this form that is completed and signed by the land owner or an authorized representative of the land owner in the case of a company or trust. This form is also required if the applicant is in the process of purchasing the land and it has not yet been recorded.  In this case, the seller will need to complete and sign this authorization form and it is to be submitted as part of the application packet.

 

Site Address Application 155KB 2018/03/01

If there is no county-assigned address associated with the parcel/location of the structure(s) to be demolished, an address application is required to be submitted and paid for at the time of application for the demolition permit.


 

Fees and Processing Times

 

Fees

Residential demolition permits are $31.50.

Commercial demolition permits are $50.00.

 

Method of Payment

Fees are payable by exact cash or by check, cashier’s check or money order.

We are able to accept credit card payments in person, over the counter only.

For credit card payments, there will be an additional 2.5% convenience fee charge payable to the credit card company in addition to the permit fee.

 

 

Processing Times

Average Building Division processing times for residential applications is 3 weeks and 4-8weeks for commercial or agricultural applications.  Other approving departments may have their own processing times that are out of our control.

You will be notified as soon as all necessary departments have approved your application and it is ready for payment and pickup.

 

 


 

Please Remember

Incomplete packets will not be accepted.  Be sure you have all forms, information, plans, deposit (if applicable) and supporting documents prepared and ready at the time of submittal.

Please call if you have any questions
 


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