Delete a token

Deleting a token marks a token as deleted, though it will remain in the ledger. The operation must be signed by the specified Admin Key of the Token. If the Admin Key is not set, the Transaction will result in TOKEN_IS_IMMUTABlE. Once deleted update, mint, burn, wipe, freeze, unfreeze, grant KYC, revoke KYC and token transfer transactions will resolve to TOKEN_WAS_DELETED.


You cannot delete a specific NFT. You can delete the class of the NFT specified by the token ID after you have burned all associated NFTs associated with the token class

Transaction Signing Requirements

  • Admin key

  • Transaction fee payer account key

Transaction Fees

  • Please see the transaction and query fees table for the base transaction fee

  • Please use the Hedera fee estimator to estimate your transaction fee cost




The ID of the token to delete


//Create the transaction
TokenDeleteTransaction transaction = new TokenDeleteTransaction()

//Freeze the unsigned transaction, sign with the admin private key of the account, submit the transaction to a Hedera network
TransactionResponse txResponse = transaction.freezeWith(client).sign(adminKey).execute(client);

//Request the receipt of the transaction
TransactionReceipt receipt = txResponse.getReceipt(client);

//Obtain the transaction consensus status
Status transactionStatus = receipt.status;

System.out.println("The transaction consensus status is " +transactionStatus);


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