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Building Inspections Division

The Building Inspections Division of the Department of 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.


Building Inspections

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.

How to Apply for a Permit

Online: Submit applications, track and pay for permits online via the LAMA Permit Portal. If you are a contractor and need a registration code, call the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 or email See the LAMA Guide for more information.

Via email: Fillable PDFs are available for all permit types. Use the links below to access the permit applications. Permit applications may be emailed to

In person: Visit us at Community Development, 409 S Main St, 2nd Floor, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.


Building Permits

Trade permits are required for all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work. Trade permits are also required in addition to building permits for most construction activities.

Trade Permits

See the Permit Directory for all permits administered by Community Development.

Contact the Building Inspections Division.


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