Harrisonburg City Council changes city parking permits

by Bill Wyatt


Harrisonburg city map with new parking zones.The City of Harrisonburg has made some changes to the permit parking ordinance that will take effect on July 1, 2013, in coordination with the beginning of the next fiscal year.

These changes were made to alleviate some concerns made by residents and to ease the process of obtaining permits.

Parking permits will run on a cycle of July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Instead of expiring on March 31, 2013, the permits for 2012-2013 will not expire until June 30, 2013.

Residents with a month-to-month lease are now able to obtain guest parking passes. Previously an annual lease was required in order to obtain a guest parking pass.

Two already existing parking zones have new colors to reflect the specific areas. The area of Greenbriar Drive is now a gold zone and the area of Weaver Avenue is now a brown zone.

Parking permits in the City of Harrisonburg can be purchased through the Treasurer’s Office, which is located in the Municipal Building, 345 S. Main St. All individuals, who are purchasing a parking permit, must provide their vehicle registration. Renters will need to provide a valid rental agreement confirming their address in addition to their vehicle registration. Proof of residency for home owners can be done in-house by the Treasurer’s Office.

The cost of a parking permit is $3 per vehicle and guest passes are free but limited to two per household.

More information about parking permits is available at

To read the entire permit parking ordinance, visit, select Harrisonburg, VA, and read Code Section 13-1-60. 

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Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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