Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Demolitions permits in France

If you wish to demolish a building in France – even if it is hidden from the main road - you need to apply for a demolitions permit (permis de démolir). It has to be submitted before you demolish!! Visit your local mairie and they will provide you with the right forms. If you require assistance with the forms and paperwork, contact me here and I will be pleased to help.

You have to be aware that once a building in France is demolished, a new building permit will be required for any new building to be erected in its place.

As after the demolition, the land will be considered "without construction" if the land is in a zone non-constructible, even though it held a building before the demolition, new permission for a building will not be granted.

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