The demolition process starts with a call to the Neighborhood Services Superintendent at 903-487-5988. The Inspection Official will then determine if the structure is eligible for demolition under one of the city’s programs. Location of the house determines what funds will be used to demolish the structure. The length of time for the demolition varies greatly due to a number of circumstances. The most time-consuming task is to contact all of the people who might have an ownership in the property and have them sign a release to demolish the house. This task alone can take up to six months or more.