Departments

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Current Size: 80%

Each city department has a role in how services are provided to the citizens of Harrisonburg. Select the department to navigate to the department's home page for more information.

CITY MANAGER
Attends administrative needs to the City. Office includes: City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, and Public Information Officer.
COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE
Administers, appraises and assesses taxes in the City.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Plans for the development of the community. Community Development is divided into three divisions: Building Inspections, Engineering, and Planning and Zoning
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Serves as an active partner for businesses in the City.
FINANCE & PURCHASING
Responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of all financial information for customers and the City. The Purchasing Division oversees and audits all city purchases and payments for goods and services.
FIRE
Serves the public in protecting them from the loss of life and damage to property through fire prevention and fire suppression.
HARRISONBURG DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (HDPT)
Provides bus services, including school bus and paratransit services.
HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
Provides state of the art emergency and non-emergency communications services. Receives and dispatches 9-1-1 calls.
HUMAN RESOURCES
Administers programs and services for the city workforce of approximately 600 employees and staff.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Department provides infrastructure support, technology solutions and planning, website support.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Provides leisure services and maintains safe public facilities for the use of enjoyment by the community.
POLICE
Provides the community with professional, ethical, and efficient service while preventing crime, maintaining order and protecting life, property, and constitutional liberties.
PUBLIC UTILITIES
Provides water and sewer services.
PUBLIC WORKS
Maintains the City's infrastructure and provides services such as (including but not limited to) trash and recycling collection, city streets maintenance, traffic signs and signals, and transportation planning.
REAL ESTATE
Maintains all real property records for the purpose of assessment and taxation.
TOURISM
Promotes and develops tourism initiatives for the City.
TREASURER
Collects tax bills for the City.
VOTER REGISTRAR
Provides voting services to Harrisonburg residents.