Moberly Building Inspector Details Lengthy Demolition Process

While a building demolition is typically over quickly, the process of getting approval to demolish a property is not. Moberly Building Inspector Aaron Decker details one of the first steps the city has to take in getting a property demolished.

In some cases property owners have either abandoned the property or died. Owners are given a period of time to respond before demolition. Decker says a hearing process follows.

Once the hearing process is completed, the site can be prepped for demolition.

Once asbestos abatement is done the demolition bidding can begin, which takes an additional two months. The City of Moberly is completing the demolition of five properties concluding a nearly year-long process.