St. Albans Building & Zoning Department has announced a new demolition agreement that will help improve the city’s appearance and safety. Under this new agreement, the city will pay for the demolition of dilapidated buildings and homes if the owner agrees to pay for the associated dump fees to remove the debris.
Speaking about the agreement, St. Albans Building & Zoning Official Marshall Chaney said, “Our goal with this new agreement is to expedite the process. Sometimes, demolition and dump fees can reach $10,000, a cost many homeowners can’t afford. By signing this agreement, they are only responsible for the dump fees, usually around $2,000 to $2,500.”
Chaney went on to say that the agreement will help improve the city’s appearance and safety. “We’ve all seen how an abandoned building can attract crime and diminish the surrounding property values. This agreement will help us get these buildings demolished quickly and help improve the city as a whole.”
With 12 structures already under the agreement (5 already torn down and others awaiting the demolition company), this new agreement is a win-win for the city and its residents. It will help improve the appearance of neighborhoods and make them safer while saving homeowners money.
If you have a dilapidated building or home on your property that you would like to have demolished, contact the St. Albans Building & Zoning Department for more information. Interested property owners can also call the department at (304) 722-2962 or visit their office at 1499 MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans, WV.
Download New Demolition Agreement
You may also download a copy of the St. Albans Building Department Demolition Agreement from our website here.