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Insurance

  • Requirement. Before any permit required by this Article is issued granting authority to demolish a building or structure, the person engaged in the work of demolishing the same shall file with the Director of Planning and Code Enforcement a certificate of liability insurance with the City of Bloomington as a named insured showing coverage is not less than the following amounts:

    • Bodily Injury: Each Occurrence $500,000 Each Person $500,000
    • Property Damage: Each Occurrence $100,000 Aggregate $100,000

Where any structure to be demolished exceeds three stories in height, the Code Official/Building Official may, in his discretion, require additional insurance in an amount not to exceed double the amounts shown herein. (Ordinance No. 2000-41)

  • Waiver. The foregoing insurance requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Code Official/Building Official where:
    1. the estimated cost of demolition of a structure, including removal of the debris and clearing the site, is less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00);
    2. no extra hazardous conditions exist; and
    3. the demolition permit is being sought by the owner of the structure

BONDING

  1. Requirement. Before any permit required by this Article is issued granting authority to demolish a building or structure, the demolition contractor or the owner of the property shall file with the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement (PACE) a copy of a performance bond or an irrevocable letter of credit naming the City of Bloomington as obligee, guaranteeing faithful and timely performance of the terms and conditions of the permit, as well as compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and providing for the paying of the amount of said bond or irrevocable letter of credit to the City of Bloomington in the event the demolition is not completed within the time specified in the demolition permit, or any extension of said permit allowed by the Director of Planning and Code Enforcement. Such bond or irrevocable letter of credit shall be in an amount of not less than 100% of the amount of the demolition contract.
  2. Permit. No permit shall be issued for any demolition work until such bond or irrevocable letter of credit is filed. Upon the filing of such bond or irrevocable letter of credit and certificate of insurance, as provided in Section 110.5 of this Chapter, the person engaged in the work of demolition of such buildings and other structures shall obtain permits for such demolition operations as are authorized under the bond or irrevocable letter of credit. In case of an accident or casualty in the progress of any demolition operations carried on under any permit is-sued or the happening of any circumstances which might, in the opinion of the Director of Planning and Code Enforcement, render such bond or irrevocable letter of credit inadequate, the Director may in his discretion require such additional bond or irrevocable letter of credit as he may deem necessary to fully insure satisfactory completion of the project before he allows the work to proceed or before any additional permits are issued by him.
  3. Waiver. The foregoing requirement of bond may be waived at the discretion of the Code Official/Building Official where:
    (a) the estimated cost of demolition of a structure, including removal of the debris and clearing the site, is less than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00);
    (b) no extra hazardous conditions exist; and
    (c) the demolition permit is being sought by the owner of the structure.
  4. Certified or cashier’s check. In lieu of the a bond or irrevocable letter of credit required under this section, a certified or cashier's check in the amount of the required bond or irrevocable letter of credit payable to the City of Bloomington may be deposited with the City at the time of application for the demolition permit. Such amount of said check as is not required for satisfactory completion of the project will be refunded to the applicant upon completion. (Ordinance No. 2011-48)

Demolition Fee Schedule
The fee for a demolition permit shall be based on the estimated cost of demolition per building/structure including work on filling, grading, cleaning or safeguarding of the site. A permit shall be issued only after clearance from the utility companies has been obtained. The fee schedules of Section 112.3.1 (Building Permit) shall apply for each building/structure to be demolished. (Ordinance No. 2000-41)

Demolition Permit Application

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