Method: folders.delete

Requests deletion of a Folder. The Folder is moved into the DELETE_REQUESTED state immediately, and is deleted approximately 30 days later. This method may only be called on an empty Folder in the ACTIVE state, where a Folder is empty if it doesn't contain any Folders or Projects in the ACTIVE state. The caller must have resourcemanager.folders.delete permission on the identified folder.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



the resource name of the Folder to be deleted. Must be of the form folders/{folder_id}.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource name:

  • resourcemanager.folders.delete

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Folder.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.