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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Community Development
Functions & Responsibilities
The department of Community Development is responsible for reviewing, developing, and enforcing plans that reflect the County's interest in the preservation of the environment, the provision of efficient public facilities and services, the provision of diverse housing opportunities, and the effective utilization of the County's land resources.

The Department consists of a number of functional areas that are interdependent and mutually supportive.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services 
Access Rockingham County map data including property information, roads and streets, election districts, State Senate and Delegate boundaries, floodplain, zoning, and land use maps.
 
Land Use Planning - Short and Long-Range
Learn more about the County’s overall vision for its future as reflected by a County-wide plan, known as the Comprehensive Plan. 

Zoning and Subdivision Administration and Services
Access the County’s zoning information which defines how property can be used and what can be built based on its zoning classification.

Environmental Services
Learn about environmental protection for property owners from erosion and storm water runoff caused by development from neighboring properties. 

Building Services – Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement
Access building construction and remodeling information as it relates to building plan review, permit issuance, and the inspection of buildings and structures during the construction phase. 

Development Review
View information required for the submission and review of your development plans. 

Transportation Planning
Access information outlining the County’s short-term and long range vehicular and pedestrian plans. 

Economic Development
Access information outlining why our area is a match for the expansion of existing businesses or the relocation for new businesses. 

Tourism
View information that addresses your travel needs. Our area is a must-see destination that boasts diverse outdoor recreation, thriving cultural attractions, vibrant and inviting small towns, numerous historical attractions and farm-to-table dining opportunities.

Community Development
20 E. Gay Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Ph: (540) 564-3030

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Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
News
New Zoning Ordinance
On October 1st a new, more user-friendly Zoning Ordinance took effect in Rockingham County. Read on...
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