The City of Harrisonburg is excited to offer a new tool for obtaining permits for residential rooftop solar projects.
A Solar Energy System permit is required for all solar photovoltaic systems, including roof mounted and ground mounted systems.
An online tool from Harrisonburg’s Department of Community Development is available to help individuals as they obtain certain permits from the City.
Before starting any home improvement project or major repairs, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development’s Building Inspections Division at 540-432-7700 to determine if your project requires a permit and inspection.
Building inspection services in the area of code interpretation and public information, plan review, permitting, inspections of permitted new construction/remodeling as well as of existing construction as needed, and maintenance of historical information.
Need a building permit? Wondering what fees are associated with certain permits? Use this page for helpful resources for construction, land, and other development in the City.
A fire suppression system permit is a type of building permit.
A roofing permit is a type of building permit.
Any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that is over 150 square feet, exceed 5000 gallons, and contains water over 24 inches deep.
Storage tank regulations are contained within the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code. All permits, inspections, and enforcement procedures concerning these regulations are the responsibility of the Harrisonburg Fire Department.