You can delete any repository or fork if you're either an organization owner or have admin permissions for the repository or fork.


  • You can follow these steps to delete forks that belong to you as well. Deleting a forked repository doesn't delete the upstream repository.
  • Only members with owner privileges for an organization or admin privileges for a repository can delete an organization repository. For more information, see "Repository permission levels for an organization."

Warning: These steps will permanently delete the repository, wiki, issues, and comments. This action cannot be undone.

Please also keep in mind that:

  • Deleting a private repository will delete all of its forks.
  • Deleting a public repository will not delete its forks.
  • Deleting all of your private repositories will not downgrade your account to free.
  1. Manually enter the URL for your repository's Settings page in your browser:

  2. Under Danger Zone, click Delete this repository. Repository deletion button

  3. Read the warnings.
  4. To verify that you're deleting the correct repository, type the name of the repository you want to delete. Deletion labeling
  5. Click I understand the consequences, delete this repository.