Prior to submitting a site plan for Comprehensive Site Plan Review, a pre-submission review of the plans by the Fire Chief is required. Approval by the Fire Chief is prerequisite to final plan submission.
Site Development general information for the City of Harrisonburg.
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.
Fees directory for building and trades permit fees, engineering feeds, planning and zoning fees and other fees 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.
A building permit is required for any new construction, alterations, additions, demolitions, accessory buildings, swimming pools, and/or other types of construction, which will improve or upgrade any property in the City of Harrisonburg.
Blasting 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.
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.
Phone, fax, address, hours, and email directory for the Harrisonburg Department of Planning and Community Development.