Hazardous wastes generated from building demolitions present an environmental and public health hazard. To prevent contamination of the soil and groundwater at both the demolition site and at landfills that accept demolition waste, the Salt Lake County Health Department, in partnership with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and private consultants and contractors, requires pre-demolition inspections of buildings.
Pre-demolition inspections look for the presence of universal wastes, hazardous and toxic wastes, and asbestos-containing materials. If these wastes are present in the building to be demolished, they must be removed and properly disposed of prior to the building’s demolition.
If you are planning to demolish any building in Salt Lake County, follow these steps:
To become a licensed pre-demolition building inspector in Salt Lake County, you must:
The pre-demolition test is administered during business hours on a walk-in basis at:
Water Quality Bureau
Environmental Health Division
788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Murray, UT 84117
Upon successful completion of the test, include the following items with your completed application: