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Department of Planning and Community Development

Land Use, Planning & Zoning

Land Use, Planning & Zoning

Engineering & Site Development

Engineering & Site Development

Building Codes, Permits & Inspections

Building Codes, Permits & Inspections

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The Department of Community Development is committed to offering professional and courteous customer service while striving for and promoting sound planning, engineering, and building practices, and, together with the community, works to provide a more desirable, livable, safe, and enduring built environment. The Planning and Zoning Division promotes development through the Comprehensive Plan and the application of zoning and subdivision regulations. The Engineering division provides professional services in engineering, surveying, and site plan review. The Building Division provides building permits and inspections.


Effective August 3, 2020 - Harrisonburg City Hall is open to the public. All visitors will be required to wear a mask when entering a municipal building, and social distancing will be mandatory. Only a limited number of visitors at any given time will be allowed inside buildings, and all residents are encouraged to first pursue services by phone or the City’s website prior to visiting a facility. The Department of Community Development encourages the use of electronic services. Please review the following document or contact department staff at 540-432-7700 for assistance.

PDF[212KB] COVID-19 Alternate Procedures for the Department of Community Development

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Building Codes, Permits, and Inspections

Engineering and Site Development

Land Use, Planning, and Zoning


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