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.
Residents who meet requirements of City Code Section 15-2-24 may apply for a permit to keep chickens within Harrisonburg city limits.
Permit directory for building permits and other permits information and applications found on the city website.
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.
Individuals interested in operating a business from their home may apply for a Home Occupation Permit.
The City allows downtown outdoor dining on public street right-of-way only through review and approval by City Council.
The City has a Public Tree Advisory Board that governs established policies and guidelines outlined in the Public Tree Ordinance for the planting, removal, and maintenance of trees within public street right-of-way, and when necessary other types of vegetation.