spo site remove
Removes the specified site
m365 spo site remove [options]
-u, --url <url>
URL of the site to remove
Set to directly remove the site without moving it to the Recycle Bin
Set to remove the site from the Recycle Bin
Wait for the site to be removed before completing the command
Don't prompt for confirming removing the site
-h, --help [help]
Output usage information. Optionally, specify which section of command's help you want to see. Allowed values are
full. Default is
JMESPath query string. See http://jmespath.org/ for more information and examples.
-o, --output [output]
Runs command with verbose logging.
Runs command with debug logging.
Deleting a site collection is by default asynchronous and depending on the current state of Microsoft 365, might take up to few minutes. If you're building a script with steps that require the site to be fully deleted, you should use the
--wait flag. When using this flag, the
spo site remove command will keep running until it received confirmation from Microsoft 365 that the site has been fully deleted.
If the site which you have selected to remove is groupified (Modern Team Site) and group exists, flags
--wait will not be applicable. If the linked group still exists in the deleted groups, the site won't be removed. If the linked group is permanently deleted, the site will be removed like any classic site (except that flag
--wait only will still not be applicable).
If the argument
--fromRecycleBin is passed, the selected site will be permanently removed even if it's a groupified one.
To use this command you have to have permissions to access the tenant admin site.
Remove the specified site and place it in the Recycle Bin
m365 spo site remove --url https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/demosite
Remove the site without moving it to the Recycle Bin
m365 spo site remove --url https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/demosite --skipRecycleBin
Remove the previously deleted site from the Recycle Bin
m365 spo site remove --url https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/demosite --fromRecycleBin
Remove the site without moving it to the Recycle Bin and wait for completion
m365 spo site remove --url https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/demosite --wait --skipRecycleBin
The command won't return a response on success.