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Building Permit

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.

Backflow Prevention Device

A plumbing permit for a backflow device is required for any new construction, alterations, additions, and/or other types of plumbing work performed in relation to a backflow device in the City of Harrisonburg. A permit is not needed for testing the device.

Blasting Permit

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.

Building Inspections

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.

Permit Directory

The City of Harrisonburg administers a variety of permits. Most permits are administered by Department of Planning and Community Development staff who coordinate with other departments to ensure projects are undertaken in conjunction with all applicable ordinances, codes, and standards.