Community Development

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Current Size: 80%

The Department of Planning and Community Development plans for the orderly and efficient development of the community in a professional, courteous, and timely manner by:

  • Providing customer service, information, and education to the residents of the City of Harrisonburg and surrounding communities.
  • Interpreting and administering development codes.
  • Conducting inspections to ensure compliance with all related codes.
  • Keeping and maintaining an archive.
  • Listening to and addressing the concerns of the community, relating to different types of inquires received.
  • Ensuring the general health, safety, and welfare of the community by promoting safe development and sound construction.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for the development of the community.


Community Development is divided into three divisions:


Contact the Department of Planning and Community Development

Phone: 540-432-7700

Department of Planning and Community Development
409 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (except holidays)