Pre-Demo Checklist

Safe Demolitions

What you need to do next

  1. Call Ramsey County at 651-266-1199. They need to inspect.
  2. You will need an asbestos survey done before inspection. Over 80% of all demo'd buildings contain asbestos.
  3. Remember to disconnect the electricity, gas and water lines.

What pre-demo inspectors look for:

  • Asbestos-containing materials
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Hazardous materials
  • Mercury containing devices
  • PCB containing devices

You'll get an inspection report from Ramsey County with orders to remove and properly manage these items.

After the Inspection

Keep and submit forms, records and receipts to Ramsey County

  • Asbestos survey/asbestos disposal manifests
  • MPCA 10-day notification form
  • Disposal or recycling receipts for all items removed

Keep the Dust Down

Check on state and city fugitive dust regulations

Secure the Site

Limit site access

Helpful Resources

Your pre-demo inspector and help you:

  • Recycle and reuse items, and salvage usable building materials
  • Dispose of residential hazardous materials for free at the County's Household Hazardous Waste site
  • Dispose of hazardous waste from a commercial demo through the Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG( collection program

Ramsey County 651-266-1199

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency