City of Madison

City of Madison Development Services Center

Plan Commission Demolition Permit Interested Parties Notification

The Plan Commission is required to grant approval of demolition permits for all principal structures in the City of Madison. Examples of principal structures include most single-family residences, multi-family buildings and large commercial structures. Accessory structures like residential garages and sheds are exempted and do not require Plan Commission approval. (For more information, please see MGO Sec. 28.185

Prior to the filing of an application for a demolition permit approval from the Plan Commission, the applicant or his/her agent is required to notify a list of interested persons registered with the City 30 or 60 days prior to filing their application using the form on the following page. The difference in the pre-application notification requirement is dependent upon the age of the principal structure being demolished. If the building was constructed before 1940, the pre-application notice must occur 60 days prior to the date you wish to file the formal demolition permit application. Pre-application notification for buildings constructed in or after 1940 must occur 30 days prior to the date you wish to file your application.

Please describe the type of structure and provide it’s City address and contact information for interested parties to reach you at to discuss your proposal. A field is included on the form to provide additional information about your demolition permit, though it is not mandatory. Once you have completed the form, please hit “submit”. Your message will be reviewed by City staff, and if properly completed, will be submitted to the registered list. You will receive an e-mail confirming the status of your submittal from City staff within three business days.

If you have questions about the filing of demolition permit requests to the Plan Commission or the pre-application notification requirements, do not hesitate to contact the Planning Division at (608) 266-4635.