PA 16-9—SB 330

Planning and Development Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING DEMOLITION PERMITS

SUMMARY: This act prohibits, in municipalities that impose a waiting period before granting a demolition permit for a building or structure, a permit applicant from taking any action toward demolition during that period. Prohibited actions include site remediation and asbestos abatement. The prohibition does not apply if the municipality's building official determines it would endanger public health.

By law, a municipal ordinance may impose a waiting period of up to 180 days for a demolition permit. The waiting period does not apply to permits for removing structures the Department of Transportation acquires for transportation projects.

Violations of the demolition law, including the act's provisions, are punishable by a fine of up to $500, up to a year in prison, or both (CGS 29-414).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016

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