The City of Jacksonville is committed to eliminating slum and blight conditions posing health and safety problems within the community. Through demolition and clearance of structures that pose health and safety risks due to disrepair or neglect, Community Engagement in the City is helping to pave the way for rehabilitation and renewal downtown and throughout the City.
Community Engagement Can Help
Community Engagement has limited funds available to assist property owners with demolition costs. The Demolition and Clearance Program provides this assistance to property owners who are in violation of the City's codes and ordinances. Call 910 938-5286 for assistance.
Did you know Jacksonville Fire Services may have use for your dilapidated structure? Community Engagement partners with Fire Services to help reduce the cost of demolition. If your structure meets certain criteria it may be suitable for Fire Services to conduct a training exercise and burn the structure in a controlled manner. This can greatly reduce the cost of demolition for the owner and the City.
Guidelines for demolition and consideration for Fire Services training:
Structure must be in a dilapidated condition and pose a health and safety problem
Structure must be unoccupied and located within the City limits
Structure must have no outstanding liens, judgments, taxes, or pending litigation
Structure must be inspected by the City of Jacksonville’s Code Enforcement or Inspections Department
Call Community Engagement at 910-938-5286 for questions.