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Environmental Action Plan

The Environmental Action Plan (EAP) is a guide for city leaders, staff, and members of the community to implement sustainability visions and principles. To-date, the City of Harrisonburg has taken steps to address the quality and care of our natural resources; however, the latest science indicates that more ambitious actions are required to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation and the changing climate that will affect our community’s health, economy, and well-being.

Christmas Day - City Offices Closed

City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Business Licenses

All business and professional operations must purchase a business license before commencing operation in the City of Harrisonburg, including home based businesses. Business License Renewals are due by March 1.

Important Real Estate Dates

Important Real Estate dates and deadlines to know for the City of Harrisonburg.

Real Estate Reassessments

In accordance with Section 207 of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Taxation conducts an annual real property assessment/sales ratio study covering every city and county in the Commonwealth.

Finance Contact Information

Phone, fax, address, hours, and email directory for the Finance Department.

Press Releases

The City posts press releases and public information online! Find press releases from the past few years in the Press Releases Archive.

Housing Development Fund

The Harrisonburg City Council allocated $2,000,000 of the City’s ARPA funding for a Housing Development Fund in order to expand the supply of accessible and affordable housing.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The City of Harrisonburg's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan provides a framework for developing and implementing bicycle and pedestrian transportation in the City of Harrisonburg.

Leaf Collection

The City offers an annual leaf collection program for the disposal of leaves. In addition to leaf collection services, the City also recommends alternative options for leaf maintenance.

City Holidays

The city holiday trash collection schedule is available online. Save or print the web page for reference of holiday trash collection changes in Harrisonburg for 2023.

Wednesday before Thanksgiving

City of Harrisonburg offices will be closed for a half day on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.