LAMA Portal User Guide

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Welcome to the new City of Harrisonburg LAMA permit management system web portal!

 Portal landing page

Permits available via the LAMA portal are Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sign, Deck, Demolition, and Public Access permits. You may also apply for Chicken permits and Home Occupation permits. More permit types will be added as they become available for application using the portal.



Before registering on the portal, contact the Department of Community Development via email at or by phone at 540-432-7700 to request a Registration Code. This Registration Code will ensure that any records, credentials, documents and permits that you have with the City of Harrisonburg are automatically associated with your account. Failure to use the Registration Code will result in staff having to merge the records manually. This may take up to five (5) business days, depending on the current workload.


To create a profile, click Register on the upper right-hand side of your screen. Complete all the information on the form. Keep in mind that, if you are registering on behalf of a business or organization, you will have to share your account information.

More information on how to register.


Apply for a Permit

Select the permit type. Complete the permit information. Click Continue to proceed to the next page. At the bottom of the final page, you will have the opportunity to upload documents, if applicable. To submit, review your information and click Submit. If you want to save the information for later submittal, click Save Changes.


Track Permits and Manage Documents

To access your permits, click on the Your Account drop down menu on the upper right-hand side of your screen and select Your Items. Click on each permit to access more information.

Portal permit management


Schedule Inspections

Use the Schedule an Inspection link to access your inspection options. Submit your inspection request 24 hours in advance. If you need more immediate assistance, please call to schedule an inspection.

Portal Inspections


Search Permits

Anyone may search permits by permit number or address. If you are a registered user, you may search using Advanced Search. Advanced Search will allow you to search permits by various attributes including date range, project value, permit type, permit status, etc.


Please note that searching by address may limit results to specific address formats. For example, 409 S Main Street may yield different results from 409 South Main St.


If you have any questions, or would like assistance using the LAMA portal, please contact the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700.

To report any problems with the links or other content on this page, please email