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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Clerk of Circuit Court - Marriage License Information

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1. How do I get a certified copy of my marriage license?

Clerk of Circuit Court - Real Estate Division

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1. How do I add someone or remove someone from my deed?
2. How do I get a copy of my deed or other real estate document?
3. Do you require a Land Records Cover Sheet for recordings?
4. Where are documents for the City of Harrisonburg recorded?
5. My document was returned because it didn’t have an exemption code referenced. Where do I find exemption codes?
6. I received a copy of my credit report and there is a judgment listed that is not mine or a judgment is not marked paid when it has been paid. What do I do?

Commissioner of Revenue - Business Personal Property

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1. I just began operation of a business in Rockingham County. Am I going to be taxed by the County?
2. When and how do I report my business personal property?
3. What is the penalty for late filing or failure to file the personal property return for a business?
4. May I request an extension to file?

Commissioner of Revenue - Personal Property Tax

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1. I just moved into the County. Am I going to be taxed by Rockingham County and where I lived before?
2. If I purchased a vehicle after January 1 is that vehicle going to be taxed?
3. I have sold my vehicle. How do I report that to your office?
4. What if I sell my vehicle to a salvage yard or an individual and they never re-title the vehicle?
5. If my car is valued over $20,000 do I still qualify for tax relief?
6. When will I receive my bill? How does Rockingham County Bill Personal Property?

Commissioner of Revenue - Real Estate

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1. Why is real property assessed and reassessed?
2. Why tax real property?
3. What real property is taxable?
4. When are assessments effective?
5. Who conducts the general reassessment?
6. Why must real estate be taxed at fair market value?
7. What is exactly is “market value?”
8. Why have I received a notice of assessment change?
9. Why is my assessment changing?
10. Is there a law that prevents assessments from changing more than a certain amount?
11. How can a property be assessed for more than its purchase price?
12. How can my land value increase at a faster rate than my house?
13. What is a home site and how is it valued?
14. Why is my three acre tract valued at a higher rate per acre than my neighbor who has fifty acres?
15. I live in a manufactured “mobile” home, what is the “Improvement Value” that I am taxed for?
16. How can you tax an outbuilding that has no electricity and is not livable?
17. My house is under construction and only partially complete. Why are you not waiting until it is complete to assess me?
18. Explain the differences between sales price, appraisals, and assessments.
19. If I no longer own this property, what should I do with the notice?
20. Can I obtain a copy of my real estate assessment card?
21. How will this effect my taxes?
22. If my taxes are paid through my mortgage escrow, do I have to do anything with this new assessment?
23. How is real estate tax calculated?

Commissioner of Revenue - Tax Relief on Real Property for Veterans

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1. Do I qualify for real estate tax relief for the elderly?
2. Do I qualify for real estate tax relief for the disabled?
3. How do I apply for tax relief for the elderly or disabled?
4. Where can I find information about real property tax relief for 100% service-connected disabled veterans?
5. How do I apply for veterans with 100% service-connected disability tax relief?

Community Development - Building Permits

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. How do I schedule inspections?
3. What type of inspections will take place once my permit is issued and I have begun construction?
4. How do I list myself as my own contractor?
5. How can I view my property on the County’s map and obtain information such as: Acreage, Zoning, & Floodplain?
6. My property is located in the floodplain, can I still build in this area?
7. My property is < 1 Acre and I am building an enclosed addition to my property, will I need a foundation survey?
8. How do I obtain a business license?
9. What is a home occupation permit, and do I need one?
10. How do I apply for a special use permit?
11. How do I apply for a poultry house?
12. Do I need a permit for open air burning?
13. How do I apply for my well and septic permits?
14. Where do I place my building permit?
15. Do I need a building permit?
16. What is required to build a new home in Rockingham County?
17. What do I need to do to obtain a manufactured home placement permit?
18. My property is located within one of the seven towns in Rockingham County. How do I obtain town zoning approval?
19. What is a farm building exemption and how do I apply for one?

Community Development - Development Review

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1. What is a site plan?

Community Development - Erosion & Sediment Control

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1. How do I know if I need a land disturbance permit for my project?

Community Development - GIS

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1. How can I access the online GIS?
2. Can I access the site on a mobile device or tablet?
3. What is the difference between registered user log in and public access?
4. How do I search for a property?
5. How do I search for a property using the owner's name?
6. How do I search for a property using the tax map number?
7. How do I search for a property using the street address?
8. How do I search if I want to see where an entire street or route number is located?
9. I know approximately where the property is on the map, but do not have a 911 address, owner name, or tax ID
10. How do I find my property card?
11. How do I find information on my property and the properties nearby?
12. How do I find adjacent property owners?
13. How do I print the map?
14. How do I print the map and results?
15. What are these colored polygons?
16. I just want to view aerials, property lines, floodplain, and tax map ID numbers
17. Can I see a picture of the home?
18. What permitted uses, restrictions, or conditions are on my property?
19. Where do I go to vote?
20. What schools will my children attend?
21. Is my property located in the Floodplain?
22. Do you have contour information on your GIS?
23. Why did you change systems?

Community Development - Planning & Zoning

Foster Care

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1. What is foster parenting?
2. Who can be a foster parent?
3. How do I become a foster parent?
4. What are the rewards of foster parenting?
5. What are the challenges of foster parenting?
6. What is the approval process to become a foster parent?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

Recreation

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1. How do I register?
2. How do I find game cancellations?
3. How do I make an After School or Summer Playground program payment?

Tourism

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1. What events are happening in the area?
2. What is there to do in the area?

Treasurer - Water & Sewer Preauthorized Payment

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1. How does preauthorized payment work?
2. What will you charge me to participate in the preauthorized payment plan?
3. How will I know the amount that will be transferred each month?
4. How will I know that the correct amount has been transferred each time?
5. What if I change my bank or account number in the future?
6. Can I cancel preauthorized payment at any time?
7. Who can I contact if I have more questions?
8. How do I sign up?

Voter Registration - Election Officers

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1. Who is eligible to work as an officer of election?
2. What would my duties be as an officer of election?
3. Will I be trained to fulfill my duties?
4. In which precinct will I work?
5. How much will I be paid?
6. Who is eligible to work as an officer of election?