Demolition & Construction

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Before permitted demolition, please contact the City of Palo Alto’s Development Center.

Development Center
By phone: (650) 329-2496
By email: building@cityofpaloalto.org

Please read this Guide to Utility Disconnections(PDF, 74KB)  to familiarize yourself with the process.

All applicants who are looking to start demolition or redevelopment of residential or commercial buildings within the City of Palo Alto must submit these forms:


Applicants interested in removing gas service for Electrification purposes can learn more by visiting our gas suspension or removal page.

Please note: Customers are responsible for any reconnection charges, fees and permits for the installation or reinstallation of electric, water, gas or wastewater service.