Commercial Demolition Information


All demolition projects that involve commercial buildings or residential buildings that the property is going to be used for commercial site development must go through a process which involves contacting DEP before a demolition permit can be issued.

Asbestos Abatement and Demolition/Renovation Notification Form (DEP)

Asbestos Program for Contractors working in PA Fact Sheet


The following are the details on the requirements once DEP has been contacted and they have no other stipulations:


1.       The property must be inspected by a licensed/certified asbestos inspector (Labor & Industry maintains and monitors licenses and certifications).

2.      A notification must be submitted to the Department at least 10 days prior to the start of work.

a.      IF there is asbestos containing material (ACM) that will be rendered friable during the demolition, it must be removed by a licensed contractor prior to demolition.

b.      IF there is no ACM then demolition work can begin 10 days (M-F, holidays are not counted) from the postmark date.

3.      The demolition of  the structure needs to be done without creating clouds of dust.  A water source should be available to control dust.

4.      All demolition waste needs to be disposed of properly.

5.      There is an exception to the above requirements in cases of a condemned structure or other emergency (must be approved by us prior to starting).


For DEP contact information in your area see our chart below:

County Location Phone Number
Allegheny 301 39th Street Building 7 Pittsburgh 412-578-8133
Cambria 286 Industrial Park Road Ebensburg 814-472-1900
Clearfield 600 Gateway Drive Mansfield 570-662-0830
Elk 230 Chestnut Street Meadville 814-332-6940
Indiana 286 Industrial Park Road Ebensburg 814-472-1900
Jefferson 230 Chestnut Street Meadville 814-332-6940
Potter 208 West 3rd Street Suite 101 Williamsport 570-327-3638