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Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Division of the Department of Planning & Community Development pursues quick and efficient review of plans and inspections for fair interpretation and enforcement of all State-adopted building codes and associated regulations, while educating the public and promoting safety.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Division of the Department of Community Development promotes development as desired by the community through the Comprehensive Plan and with consistent application of the zoning and subdivision regulations and other land use codes.

Bonding Information

In connection with site and subdivision development, developers are responsible for all costs associated with planning, constructing, installing and testing of all public facilities, stormwater management and erosion control measures required to complete the proposed project.

Engineering

The Engineering Division of the Department of Community Development provides professional services in engineering, surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), stormwater management and erosion and sediment control to create a high-quality, lasting and manageable developed environment.

Permit Directory

The City of Harrisonburg administers a variety of permits. Most permits are administered by Department of Planning and Community Development staff who coordinate with other departments to ensure projects are undertaken in conjunction with all applicable ordinances, codes, and standards.

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