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Hernando County Development
Department provides online
application and issuance of
permits for Licensed Contractors
who have obtained a user name
and password and set up an
escrow account.


Use the System to:

Check Inspection Results

Issue a Permit
Authorized Permit Types Only


Find Parcel Zoning

Find Building Permit
History by Parcel

Schedule an Inspection

Check Property Zoning
Inspection Scheduling by Phone
Automated Permit Inspection
Management System

Use a touch tone telephone to
schedule inspections, check
the status of a completed
inspection, check the status
and fees due for an application.

 

Permitting Checklist

Introduction

This is an application for a building permit for the construction of a single family residence in Hernando County:

pdfCHECKLIST FOR PERMIT APPLICATIONS  (PDF FORMAT)

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.

Impact Fees

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.

Deed Restrictions

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.

Inspections

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.

Permit Expiration

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
Single Family Residence

The following items are required to be submitted with your building permit application:

Application:

  • Building Permit Application filled out completely in blue or black ink.

  • Key Number of property. This can be found on your tax bill. If this is a newly created parcel, you will need to contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at (352)754-4190.

  • Owner/Builder Disclosure Statement (attached with this packet).

  • Conditional Affidavit for Certificate of Occupancy (attached with this packet).

  • Copy of Septic Tank Permit (352-754-4072) or copy of Hernando County Utility Department (352-754-4037) deposit receipt, if applicable.

  • Notarized subcontractor affidavits from the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and roofing subcontractors stating that they are doing the work for this job, or you may submit the "Subcontractor Signature Page" attached with the application.

Plans:

Two (2) sets of structural drawings drawn to 1/4" scale, legible in blue or black in, to include:
Floor Plans Foundation Electrical
Front, Side, and Rear Elevations Plumbing Typical Wall Section and Roof Framing Plan

Drawings are to be drawn on a minimum sheet size of 18" x 24". Do not use graph paper, lined paper, or transparent paper.

Plans for a single family residence must be:

  • Designed and sealed by an architect or engineer;

  • Approved alternative engineering; or

  • Construction Plan Review Guide for SBCCI SSTD 10-97 (contractors only).

  • In addition to the above structural drawings, one additional floor plan is required. This copy is not required to have an architect/engineer seal.

  • Signed Florida Energy Forms, Manual J, completed with indelible black ink.

  • 9 Mechanical Installation Sheets (attached with this packet).

Zoning:

  • Two (2) site plans using County site plan form or survey only. Site plan must:

    • Be drawn in blue or black ink only.

    • Be drawn to scale.

    • Show any lake, canal, or river frontage.

    • Show property dimensions, shape and size.

    • Show all existing and proposed structures and their dimensions, and identify them.

    • Show all street frontages (corner lot, double frontage, etc.)

    • Show distances in feet and inches from all property lines to all structures.

    • Show any driveway on site plan.

    • Show all easements (utility, drainage, ingress/egress, conservation, etc.)

    • Show all surrounding golf courses.

  • Legal description of your property (subdivision name, lot, block, unit).

  • When not located in a platted subdivision or when the property has been divided, a copy of your recorded deed is required.

  • Proof of legal access to a County maintained road.

  • If the new residence is a replacement of an existing residence, you must provide proof (letter from Property Appraiser’s Office or equivalent) that the residence was existing on the property for the 1986 tax year to the present time.

  • If your property is in either a V or A zone, or in a flood way, a sealed grade elevation survey is required. In the V zone, the construction plans must be certified by an architect or an engineer and be submitted with a V zone construction certificate.

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.

Construction Plan Checklist/General Plan Requirements

  • Two (2) sets of construction plans
    • 1/4" scale minimum
    • 18" x 24" sheet (Minimum acceptable size)
    • blue, black or equally dark ink
    • suitable for microfilm, light background (no dark copies; no graph, lined, or transparent paper)
  • One (1) copy of floor plan for Property Appraiser’s Office (not required to be sealed)
  • Plumbing fixture layout
  • Electrical layout

Masonry Construction

  • Foundation Plan
    • Footing location and size, with reinforcement steel location and size
    • Dowel location and size
      (indicate by:
      )
    • Vertical Reinforcement steel location and size (indicate by: )
    • Shear wall location and size
      (indicate by: //////////)
  • Floor Framing Plan
    (wood frame floor system only)
    • Floor joist or floor truss location and size
    • Ledger location and size with anchor bolt location and size
    • Blocking location
  • Floor Plan
    • Vertical reinforcement steel location
      (indicate by: )
    • Shear wall (segments) location and size
      (indicate by: //////////)
    • Ceiling diaphragm location
      (indicate by: shaded area)
    • Total area of openings in each exterior wall
    • Total area of exterior wall
  • Elevations (all sides required)
    • Finished grade to eave height
    • Floor to ceiling height
    • Floor to roof peak height
    • Finished grade to stem wall height (if applicable)
    • Roof pitch
    • Eave projection length at sidewalls and gable end walls (if applicable)
    • Indicate continuous masonry gable or frame gable end truss (if applicable)
  • Wall Sections/Details
    • Typical wall sections for each continuous load path from foundation through roof
    • Masonry bond beam size, reinforcement steel size and location, and pre-cast or reinforced lintel
    • Fasteners - Manufacturer and model number or product code, nailing patterns, embedment, depth, etc.
    • Diaphragm connection with end wall and sidewall (if applicable)
    • Column details (if applicable)
  • Roof framing plan
    • Bearing walls and girders
    • Calculated uplift loads
    • Diaphragm, blocking, and bracing locations and sizes

Frame Construction

  • Foundation Plan
    • Footing location and size with reinforcement steel location and size
    • Shear wall location and size - (indicate //////////)
    • "Tie-down" fastener location - manufacturer and model number or product code
  • Floor framing plan (wood frame floor system only)
    • Floor joist or floor truss location and size
    • Sill plate location and size
    • Blocking location
  • Floor plan
    • Shear wall (segments) location and size (indicate //////////)
    • Ceiling diaphragm location
  • Elevations (all sides required)
    • Finished grade to eave height
    • Floor to ceiling height
    • Floor to roof peak height
    • Finished grade to stem wall height (if applicable)
    • Roof pitch
    • Eave projection length at sidewalls and gable end walls (if applicable)
    • Indicate balloon frame gable or gable end truss (if applicable)
  • Wall Sections/Details
    • Typical wall sections for each continuous load path from foundation through roof
    • Header size over openings
    • Fasteners - Manufacturer and model number or product code, nailing patterns, embedment depth, etc.
    • Diaphragm connection with end wall and sidewall
    • Column details (if applicable)
  • Roof framing plan
    • Bearing walls and girders
    • Calculated uplift loads
    • Diaphragm, blocking, and bracing locations and sizes

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PERMIT REQUIRED"

EFFECTIVE JUNE 27, 2011
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