Recent Updates for Builders and Contractors

Decks for new homes


All new one- and two-family dwellings' construction plans must include a scaled drawing of the deck(s). The plans must show:
  • Deck location in relation to the dwelling unit
  • Deck dimensions: size, length, type, and grade of framing members including all beams, rims, and support posts
  • Type and size of decking material
  • Grade to decking height at all corners
  • Location and diameter of all support piers

Plumbing licenses


In an effort to maintain consistency with other jurisdictions, the City of Spring Hill requires building sewer and water service installers to possess a valid Johnson County plumbing contractor's license.

If the installer is in addition to the plumbing contractor listed on the permit that will perform the interior plumbing, please submit the installer's license information with the permit application.

Erosion Control


Job site erosion control methods are to be in accordance with the Erosion and Sediment Control Standards for the City of Spring Hill. Silt fences are no longer to be used, nor is 3/4-inch gravel to be used for site driveways.

Backwater Valve Requirements


The City of Spring Hill will require backwater valves for sanitary drainage per the 2000 International Residential and Plumbing Codes.

"Fixtures that have flood rims located below the elevation of the next upstream manhole cover of the public sewer serving such fixture shall be protected from backflow of sewage by installing an approved backwater valve.

Fixtures having flood level rims above the elevation of the next upstream manhole shall not discharge through the backwater valve. Backwater valves shall be provided with access."