Tuesday, Feb 19: A winter storm is in the forecast for the region. Click here for info on snow removal in the Town of Herndon. Residents are asked to move cars OFF of streets prior to the storm, so plows can get through. Recyclables will not be collected Wednesday, Feb 20; they will be collected town-wide on Thursday, Feb 21. Liberal leave is in effect for town employees on Wednesday, Feb 20. Parks & Rec classes and programs before 3pm are cancelled.
All garages, and sheds over 256 sq. feet and/or more than one story requires a building permit. If any electrical, mechanical, or plumbing work is done a trade permit is required regardless of a building permit requirement.
Ordinary” repairs that do not require a construction permit are:
Re-Roofing (shingles only)
Glass replacement if not a hazardous location
Door replacement (except fire rated doors)
Floor coverings or porch flooring
Plaster repairs, tile work, wall coverings
Retaining walls less than 3 feet in height
What residential work requires a permit?
The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code requires a construction permit before any of the following work takes place:
Constructing, enlarging, altering, or demolishing a building or structure. In general a building permit is required for all home additions, all home alterations, all decks, all garages, and sheds over 256 sq. feet. Any additions or alterations to electrical, plumbing, or mechanical (heating and cooling) systems, would require separate trade permits.