Use this form for:

Demolition of Existing Structure(s)

Click Here for Application Form (Instructions).

Be sure you submit any required supplemental documents with your application.

Permit Requirements

  • Obtain Permit and Inspection Prior to Demolition
  • All Demolition Applications MUST include a NOTARIZED statement of intent to demolish from the PROPERTY OWNER.  This is to protect the interests of the Property Owner, the County, and the Contractor.  Click Here for the form to use for this purpose.
  • All Demolitions MUST be inspected for possible presence of Asbestos PRIOR to actual demolition taking place.
  • All taxes on property to be demolished must be paid prior to permit application.
  • Contact the Camden County Building Inspector for more details (252-338-1919 x 227).

Form Instructions:

  • Type permit information into the text-box fields on the form, make selections from drop down boxes and/or any appropriate check-boxes.
  • Fill in what you know, anything you don't know - leave blank. Please note that items with a red border are required.
    • If a required item is not applicable, either select or type N/A or place a zero (0) in the field.
    • If a required item is unknown, enter 5 nines (99999) in the field if numeric field, or type "unknown".
  • Most permits require supplemental documents such as site plans, building plans, and so forth.
    • Required:  "Owner Intent to Demolish" form (see above to download form).
    • If you want to email your application package, scan your supplemental documents to pdf or take jpg picture of each page using a camera or smartphone.
    • If you submit your application via email, be sure to include your supplemental documents in your email.  Otherwise bring a printed copy of all supplemental documents when you bring your application to the Planning Department.
  • Be sure to sign and date your application
  • Once you have filled out the form and created digital files of it and the supplemental documents, email all forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for processing or bring printouts to the Planning Department.
  • We will notify you via email or phone when your permit is ready for pickup.

Saving Your Work to Continue Later:

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Building Inspector

Barbara Rhoads Chief Building Inspector P.O. Box 74, 117 NC Hwy 343 North Camden, NC 27921 (252) 338-1919 x227