Community Development

We’re trying to make permitting and plan review easier for you and safer for our community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. We have some updates as City Hall is now closed to the public:

  • Effective March 26, 2020:  Virtual inspections will be the only building-related inspections available until further notice. Find out more.
  • A drop off/pick up box for large-scale building plans is located in the City Hall entrance closest to the railroad tracks. Please call us at 703-257-8278 if you drop a plan off.
  • Electronic submission of plans up to 11 x 17 inches will be accepted.
  • Third party building inspections will be accepted from an approved list of inspectors.
  • Building and site plan review are ongoing.
  • Please email or call us at 703-257-8278. We’re here to help.

Permitting self service is available. Please note: We have completed a system upgrade and have a new link to online permitting. Please update your bookmarks.  You may now check the status of building permits and plan reviews; pay permit fees; and verify the status of inspections.     Find Out More

Community Conversations

The mission of the Department of Community Development is to maintain a high quality of life for Manassas residents and businesses through sound land use planning, code enforcement, stewardship of parks, cultural and recreational resources, and education. The office shall also strive to strengthen the local tax base through existing business retention and expansion and new business attraction.