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, where a folder is empty if it doesn't contain any folders or projects in the ACTIVE state. If called on a folder in DELETE_REQUESTED state the operation will result in a no-op success. The caller must have resourcemanager.folders.delete permission on the identified folder.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the folder to be deleted. Must be of the form folders/{folder_id}.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

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

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.