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Important Announcement:

The Public Works Department will reopen to the public on August, 3, 2020.

Public Works offices will reopen to the public, regular hours beginning Monday, August 3rd.  Visitors to the Public Works Department, and any City of Harrisonburg office or location, need to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. At Public Works, this means only ONE visitor at a time will be able to enter. You can also call or email our office with questions, concerns, or comments. 

Our staff is taking precautions to keep us all safe. Staff will wear a face-covering when interacting with the public or are unable to maintain social distance. Touchless hand sanitizer stations have been installed at the entrance of the Public Works office, and each individual office and truck has a supply of hand sanitizer. High touch areas will be sanitized regularly.  

Public Works committee meetings will continue to be held virtually.  Watch the Public Works Events section (in the right-hand column of this page) for dates and times.

Public Works services will continue as scheduled.  Many thanks to all of our employees who have worked to provide Harrisonburg with Public Works services through this pandemic.  

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The mission of the Public Works Department is to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing efficient public services, protecting the public interest with good environmental policies, enforcing codes, and constructing, operating, and maintaining the City's infrastructure.

With more than 100 employees, the Public Works Department strives to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing an efficient collection of refuse, gathering of recyclable items, maintenance of city streets, maintenance of traffic signals and street signs, transportation planning, improving the connectivity of bicycling and walking paths, championing environmental initiatives including stormwater management, creating a pollinator corridor, and restoring the health of Blacks Run and the City's urban tree canopy, and construction of new transportation facilities, all while encouraging our community to responsibly and sustainably use our available resources.


Contact Us

Phone: 540-434-5928

Fax: 540-434-2695

Email: publicworks@harrisonburgva.gov 

List of Staff Emails

Address: Public Works
320 East Mosby Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm (except holidays)