What is the timeline for demolishing a structure?
Applications are received on a rolling basis with annual review. If selected as eligible for the demolition program, a title search is conducted on the property and an historic clearance is requested from the State Historic Preservation Office. If cleared, the project will be bid on schedule with monthly RACW Board meetings. The apparent low bidder will be awarded the contract and must provide the necessary bonds, insurance and permits to the RACW before a Notice to Proceed is issued. Once a Notice to Proceed is issued, the contractor typically has 30-90 days to remove the blighted structure under the terms of the contract with the RACW. In summary, an approved demolition project can take six months or longer.

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1. Can the RACW help me demolish a blighted property and is there a cost to me?
2. Will I still own my property after it is demolished?
3. Does the RACW offer a rehab program for home repairs?
4. Can my RACW rehab loan be reviewed?
5. I am a private developer. How can the RACW help me develop my property?
6. Does the RACW accept donated properties?
7. Who are eligible funding recipients for countywide demolition funds?
8. What types of structures are eligible to receive countywide demolition funds?
9. Does my project qualify for demolition and will it be funded?
10. What costs are covered by countywide demolition funds?
11. Is there a restriction on post-demolition use of the cleared site?
12. What is the timeline for demolishing a structure?
13. Does the RACW have the property owner's permission to demolish the property?
14. Why does the RACW need the property owner to sign a "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and complete a "Demolition Application" form?
15. What if I refuse to sign the "Release and Right of Entry" agreement and/or Demolition Application?
16. Will a lien be placed on my property?
17. Will the RACW remove my personal items before the structure is demolished?
18. Do I still need to mow the lawn? Do I still have to pay property taxes?
19. What if I have a blighted property and I do not want to wait to file an application with the RACW?
20. I am a demolition contractor. How can I be added to the RACW contractor listing for upcoming demolition bids?