Join the City of Harrisburg on November 21, 2015 to bring in the holiday cheer during the 2015 “Childhood Memories” Holiday Parade! This years’ Grand Marshall??? The 2015 Little League World Series US Champion Red Land baseball team!

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Welcome to the new This site is continually undergoing upgrades and is designed to grow from feedback and suggestions provided by our citizens. This site provides accurate and easy to use information on our city’s services and programs. We hope that you find it useful and helpful. Your ideas are welcome! Also, check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter #thecityofhbg!

Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is poised for a great economic recovery, and there is a palpable optimism on our streets as we look forward to the next four years under new administration.

Our city is on the move. Our future will be even greater than our past!

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    The City of Harrisburg endeavors to be a community balancing the preservation of our historic buildings, strong neighborhoods, and environmental assets with an accommodation for social, cultural, and economic growth and development that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors by adopting a new Comprehensive Plan.


    The City Hall Beautiful Fund overseen by the Foundation For Enhancing Communities is a fully tax deductible fund aimed at enhancing the interior and exterior of the MLK Gov’t Center.

    Businesses or individuals interested in donating to the fund can make a tax deductible donation by  sending a check to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678.

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    The City of Harrisburg asks for your financial support in establishing a fund to defend our common sense gun ordinances against the NRA. They prohibit discharging a weapon within the City limits except in cases of self-defense, carrying a firearm in a City park or playground, selling firearms during a declared state of emergency, possessing a weapon in public as an unsupervised child, and failing to report a gun lost or stolen.

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  • Boil Water Advisory for Oct. 9, 2015

    Boil Water Advisory for Oct. 9, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andrew Bliss 717.421.5861 BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED TO CUSTOMERS IN HARRISBURG HARRISBURG (October 9, 2015) – Capital Region Water issued a Boil Water Advisory today to 31 properties on the 2100 and 2200 block of Walnut Street and the 300 block of 23rd Street in Harrisburg. The Boil Water Advisory wasRead more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Swears In Fire Chief Enterline and Deputy Chief Souder

    Mayor Papenfuse Swears In Fire Chief Enterline and Deputy Chief Souder

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse swore in Fire Chief Brian Enterline and Deputy Fire Chief Michael Souder on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, during the annual Awards Ceremonies for the Harrisburg Fire Department.  Firefighters and citizens were honored for their bravery, valor and community service during the ceremonies held at Fire Station 2.  Harrisburg student Shawn Eden wasRead more →

  • No Street Cleaning in Area 7 – Oct. 7

    No Street Cleaning in Area 7 – Oct. 7

    NO STREET CLEANING OCT. 7, 2015 in Area 7: Morning: Between Cameron and 17th Streets and Market St. to Derry St. Afternoon: Between Cameron and 17th Streets and Derry St. to Expressway.  Read more →


    Street Name: RIVER ST From: STRAWBERRY ST To: MARKET ST Date from: 10/6/2015, TUESDAY, Time from: 10:30 AM Date to: 10/6/2015, TUESDAY, Time to: 3:30 PM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CLOSED FOR STREET PATCH WORK Detour Info: TURN RIGHT ONTO STRAWBERRY ST; LEFT ONTO N FRONT; LEFT ONTO MARKET; END DETOUR ATRead more →


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13oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmCity Council Meeting (Legislative Session)
19oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmHarrisburg Zoning Hearing Board MeetingSpecial Session
22oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmCommunity and Economic Development MeetingCity Council
27oct6:00 pm- 7:30 pmCity Council Meeting (Legislative Session)
28oct5:30 pm- 7:00 pmCity Council Meeting (Administration Committee)
29oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmHalloween | Trick or Treat 2015

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