This is an application for a building permit for
the construction of a single family residence in
All items listed on the attached Checklist must be submitted with your completed application. Your application cannot be processed if any one of the items listed is incomplete or missing. An application for any proposed work becomes void if not picked up within 6 months.
There is a non-refundable application fee to be paid at the time your application is submitted. This fee will be credited toward the cost of your permit, if the application is approved. Many of the forms required to be submitted with this permit application are required to be notarized. Notary services are available in our office for an additional fee. The notary fees are non-refundable and are not credited toward the cost of your permit.
You may be required to pay an impact fee when the permit is issued. An impact fee is a one-time assessment placed on all new development or construction.
The Hernando County Development Department does not enforce deed restrictions. It is the owner/contractor’s responsibility to verify any deed restrictions that may apply to the property. Copies of your deed restrictions may be obtained from the Hernando County Recording Office.
Notice of Commencement
If the valuation of the job is $2,500 or more, a NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT (NOC) must be recorded at the Hernando County Recording Office and posted on the job site. A certified copy of the recorded NOC must be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the Development Department prior to the 2nd inspection. Please read the important information on the Construction Lien Law included with this packet.
A list of required inspections will be given to you when your permit is issued. It is the contractor’s (owner/builder’s) responsibility to ensure that all required inspections are made prior to proceeding with work on projects. Upon issuance of your permit, work must begin within 6 months. If work is not begun within 6 months from permit issuance, or work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 6 months, your permit will become invalid and will be void. Be advised that lack of inspection activity for a 6 month period is considered suspension or abandonment of the permitted work.
Additionally,it is the contractor or owner/builder’s responsibility to ensure corrections are made to items that have been red tagged, the red tags paid, and re-inspections performed and approved prior to proceeding with work. Failure of the contractors or owner/builders to request and receive re-inspections before proceeding with additional work may result in disciplinary action or a fine against the contractor or owner/builder.
Thirty days after the last final inspection has been completed, inspectors will make a site inspection for compliance of right-of-way sod, final driveway, and landscape requirements.
A valid permit may be extended past the 6 month time frame if an extension is requested in writing and justifiable cause has been demonstrated. Additional fees apply for an extension of the permit. Invalid (void) permits must be reactivated before work may continue under the permit. Additional fees apply for reactivating a permit. A building permit is only valid for a period of 2 years from date of issuance. Any permit not finaled or voided within 2 years is expired. Construction work not completed pursuant to an expired permit shall be re-permitted, and additional fees will apply.
Permit Application Checklist
The following items are required to be submitted with your building permit application:
Plans:Two (2) sets of structural drawings drawn to 1/4" scale, legible in blue or black in, to include:
Hernando County currently has two additional flood studies that are being implemented. If your property is within one of these studies, additional documents from a surveyor may be required.
Notice in All Flood Zones:
As of January 1, 2000, two (2) elevation certificates are required for the construction of a single family residence. The first elevation certification is required during construction, and may be an elevation certificate or a certified letter signed and sealed by a land surveyor or engineer. The second elevation certification is due when construction is finished and must be an elevation certificate.
To ensure that the home meets the required elevation, we will continue to place a hold on the proper inspection at the time the plans are reviewed. This hold will be removed upon receipt of the first elevation certification. Also upon receipt of the first elevation certification, the Certificate of Occupancy will be placed on hold and will not be released until the second elevation certificate for finished construction is received.
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