Properties that are recorded on the Florida Master Site File, are 50 years old or older, are designated as a local landmark, or are listed on the National or Local Register (individually or as part of a district) require approval by the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) prior to being issued a demolition permit. This applies to all buildings within the city, no matter the building's zoning category or location. Contact Historic Preservation staff to see if a building meets one of the above criteria.
Demolition of Significant Historic or Cultural Resources
Demolition of significant historic or cultural resources in the City is taken very seriously and must be supported by adequate documentation as provided on the application form. Please consider alternatives including flexibility within the building code for substantive rehabilitation and financial incentives at the local and federal level when considering whether or not to demolish a structure.