Frequently Asked Questions - City Council

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At every council meeting there is an agenda item at the beginning of each meeting that allows citizens to speak up to five minutes on items not on that night’s agenda.  To find information on each council agenda, please visit the Council Agendas and Streaming Media.

No, the City Clerk does not have access to this information.  You can contact the Rockingham County Court House to obtain a marriage license, name change, passport, and deed information. The Clerk of Circuit Court for both Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County can be reached at 540-564-3111. More information about the Rockingham County Clerk of Court.

The City Clerk also cannot provide real estate information for the City.  Contact the Real Estate office at 540-432-7795.  The City Clerk cannot provide personal property (vehicle) tax information for the City.  Contact the Commissioner of Revenue office at 540-432-7704.

Send proclamation requests to either the Mayor or City Clerk for review.  If you are interested in having it mentioned at a council meeting, please submit the request at least five days prior to the meeting.

You can contact the City Clerk or City Council members to request to be placed on the agenda.

Information about candidate qualifications and requirements can be found through the City Council page.

The Mayor is not an elected official but an elected council member that is then nominated and voted on by council members.

Council members are elected to a four year term.

The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council/manager form of government.  In this form of government, the elected council hires a full-time city manager to run the day-to-day operations of the City.  The elected council members, including the mayor, do not work in city offices, but can be reached by contacting the City Manager’s Office.

City Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.  Meetings are held in City Council Chambers, located at 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are open to the public.

Council members do not work full time out of city offices, however there are multiple ways to get in touch with a council members. 

If you would like to send correspondence by mail, please send it to any council member c/o City Manager’s Office, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. 

City Council members can also be contacted directly through email.  You may contact an individual council member using the links below.  Select the name of the council member you are interested in contacting to find their email address and/or an online form to email them through the website.

Council Members



Not sure which council member you should contact?  Call the City Manager's Office (540-432-7701) and the staff will be happy to assist you.


All council members in the City of Harrisonburg are elected at-large.  This means that the City has no wards or districts and that all members represent all citizens equally.  You may contact any City Council member about any issue regardless of where in the City you live.