Building Inspections Division
The Building Inspections Division of the Department of Community Development pursues quick and efficient review of plans and inspections for fair interpretation and enforcement of all State-adopted building codes and associated regulations, while educating the public and promoting safety.
A building permit is required for any new construction, alterations, additions, demolitions, accessory buildings, swimming pools, and/or other types of construction, which will improve or upgrade any property in the City of Harrisonburg.
How to Apply for a Permit
Online: Submit applications, track and pay for permits online via the LAMA Permit Portal. If you are a contractor and need a registration code, call the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 or email email@example.com. See the LAMA Guide for more information.
Via email: Fillable PDFs are available for all permit types. Use the links below to access the permit applications. Permit applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In person: Visit us at Community Development, 409 S Main St, 2nd Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
- Accessory Structures (Shed, Deck, Detached Garage, etc.)
- Asbestos Abatement Permit
- Building Permit
- Demolition Permit
- Elevator Permit
- Occupant Load
- Roofing Permit
- Solar Energy System
- Swimming Pools
- Tent Permit
Trade permits are required for all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work. Trade permits are also required in addition to building permits for most construction activities.
- Backflow Prevention Device
- Electrical Permit
- Fire Suppression System Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- Plumbing Permit
- Storage Tanks
See the Permit Directory for all permits administered by Community Development.