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?


Smoke Alarms

Making a Safe Exit

Building Permits



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