Abandoned/Dangerous Buildings

A dangerous building is a house or any other building that shows serious defects, unsafe conditions, or is vacant and open to trespass.

Dangerous Building Ordinance - Chapter 8

Chapter 8

Section 12-11-28

Demolition Suspension

See the Detroit Demolition Program page for full information regarding the suspension of demolitions.

Through June 2020, only Emergency Demolitions will be prioritized.

Starting in July 2020, additional buildings will be prioritized for demolition.

Emergency Demolition

Emergency Demolition Orders are issued when, in the opinion of the Building Official, conditions of a building, structure, or any part of a structure are found to be structurally unsound, unsafe, dangerous, imminent danger and/or poses an actual and immediate threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public. Examples may include but are not limited to. leaning, bowing and/or missing walls, or a building collapsed into basement leaving a void.