Due to the current situation with COVID-19 the Town of Herndon Municipal Center is now closed to the public. If you have a permit to submit, please email a completed application to

Once your application has been reviewed you will be contacted with information on how to submit any large plans/documents that may be required. Upon permit approval, you will be notified with instructions on how to pay associated permit fees by phone.

ALL INSPECTIONS are now being performed remotely via WebEx, FaceTime or Skype (PROCESS FOR REMOTE INSPECTIONS [Spanish]).  For more information on remote inspections, please contact Building Inspections at (703) 435-6850 or email  

Review time frames suspended and plan, plat, permit, and other expiring deadlines remain valid for 60 days following the end of town declared state of emergencyQuestions concerning this amendment can be addressed to or call (703) 435-6853. 

If you require a Right of Way permit, please contact the Town Shop at (703) 435-6860.   Right of Way permit applications are available online and payment can be taken over the phone by contacting our Finance Department at (703) 435-6813.  Please submit Right of Way applications to


The Building Inspections section of the Department of Public Works is responsible for issuing permits, performing inspections, investigating complaints, and overseeing various programs. This section ensures that all aspects of the building and maintenance codes are being followed to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors to the Town of Herndon. 

  Normal Office Hours

  8:00am – 5:00pm 

  Hours to Schedule Inspections

  8:00am – 4:30pm

  Inspection Hours - Commercial

  AM = 8:00am – 12:00pm

  PM = 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  Inspection Hours – Residential

  AM = 9:00am – 12:00pm

  PM = 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  Permit Review Time – Building

  5 – 10 Business Days

  Permit Review Time – Trade Permits w/ Plans

  5 – 10 Business Days

  Permit Review Time – Trade Permits w/out Plans

  2 – 3 Business Days


  • Building Inspections Main Page

    • Applications and Forms

    • Commercial Permit Information

    • Complaints and Concerns

    • Contractor License Requirements

    • Current Codes

    • Do I need a construction permit?

    • Occupancy Permits

    • Request to Review Records

    • Residential Permit Information

    • Scheduling Inspections

    • Special Programs

    • Submittals

    • Trade Permit Information

    • What can I do without a permit?


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