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

    • Current Codes

    • Contractor License Requirements

    • Applications and Forms

    • Scheduling Inspections

    • Request to Review Records

    • Occupancy Permits

    • Submittals

    • Complaints and Concerns

    • Do I need a construction permit?

    • What can I do without a permit?

    • Residential Permit Information

    • Commercial Permit Information

    • Trade Permit Information

    • Special Programs


Smoke Alarms

Making a Safe Exit

Building Permits



Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer