Building Department

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The City of Hernando Building Department strives to provide inspection and review services during project development and construction.  The services provided include permit issuance, plans examination for code compliance, and construction inspections for new and various repairs and additions.


Certificate of Development

Prior to applying for a building permit, all projects must submit for Certificate of Development approval through the Office of Planning.  Certificate of Development review provides a means to ensure a proposed project meets the requirements of the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Design Standard Ordinance prior to construction plan review.  The Certificate of Development Application (Certificate of Development.pdf) must accompany the online application at My Government Online (


Building Permit

After Certificate of Development approval, a project can be submitted for building permit approval.  The applicant must submit the project online at My Government Online (  Review by the Building Official, Fire Inspector, and Public Works Department will occur upon receipt of the application.  In addition to the online submittal, two (2) full sized sets of construction plans shall be submitted to the Office of Development.


The following construction activities require a building permit.

  • Accessory Structure
  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Grading
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sign
  • Swimming Pool


Building Codes

The City of Hernando has adopted the 2012 International Building Code for the construction and remodeling of all buildings.  This includes Commercial Buildings, Industrial Buildings, Churches, Schools, and Houses.