BI Inspection Information
Inspections must be scheduled the business day before you would like the inspector to visit and between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm. Inspections are done during two time blocks: AM= 8:00am-12:00pm and PM= 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The following information is required to schedule an inspections:
- Permit Number
- Contractor Name
- Job Address
- Type of Inspection
- Contact telephone number
General Inspection Rules and Requirements:
- Inspection requests can only be scheduled by the permit holder
- Written permission must be on file with our office to allow general contractors to schedule inspections for their subs
- Inspection cancelations must be received no later that 9:00am
- A reinspection fee of $72 will be due if the schedule inspection does not meet code requirements or for failure to properly cancel your inspection
- Approved plans shall remain on site at all times
- The inspector will only visit a job site once a day
A certificate of occupancy will be issued for commercial work, or a new residential dwelling once the building final has been approved.
After hours inspection can be requested. Inspection requests must be submitted in writing at least three days before the inspection. Requires must include date and time of inspection, location, contact information,onsite representative, and duration of inspection. Please contact our office the day prior to the inspection to confirm time and to obtain the inspectors contract information. After hours inspections are scheduled at a rate of $100 per hour with a four hour minimum.
BI New Residential
- The town of herndon only accepts third party inspection for concrete work associated with new residential and commercial buildings. Third party inspectors must be pre-approved by the Building Official beefore any approvals will be accepted.
- A certificate of occupancy will be issued once the building final inspection has been approved. Please call our office to ensure the certificate is ready prior to making the trip to pick it up.
Plan revisions are charged $40.00 per sheet not to exceed $135.00. To submit a permit revision three copies of the revised plan must be submitted with a completed Revision Form. Revisions can take 5-10 business days depending on the complexity.
- If you are repairing, replacing, or installing electrical, mechanical, or plumbing fixtures please visit our Trade Permit Page for additional information.
Submit three sets of scaled plans for each house type. Each plan shall include a plumbing riser diagram, electrical details and calculations, mechanical heat loss calculations, mechanical ductwork details, and a gas riser diagram, if applicable. Plans will be considered incomplete if all requested information is not provided and will be disapproved.
Please be aware that any unique design of structural elements including floors, walls, roofs and/or foundations, will require a seal and signature by a Virginia Registered Professional Engineer or Architect, for example, floor truss systems or roof truss systems.
A completed permit application must be submitted with the plans, to include the property address or tax map number. If an application is not complete and/or no address or tax map number is provided, the application will not be accepted.
A $135.00 plan review fee is required at submittal time for each house type.
If soil investigation work was performed, two copies of the geotechnical report must be submitted to the Town for review and approval.
Permit fees are calculated by multiplying the total square footage by 11.88% plus a 2% levy fee required by the State. Water and Sewer availability and meter fees will also be included in the building permit. For more information please see our fee schedules below. With the exception of the plan review fee, all fee's are collected once the permit is ready for pick up.
Review time for new residential plans is approximately 4 weeks. Please note this time frame does not include required review time from any other municipalities or Town departments. Nor does it include any additional information or revision requests made by the plan reviewer so the permit can be approved.