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Welcome to the new HarrisburgPA.gov. 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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  • MY BROTHER'S KEEPER

    In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to encourage communities to implement a coherent “cradle – to ‐ college ‐ and ‐ career strategy” for improving the life outcomes of all young people. The City of Harrisburg has accepted the challenge and chose to focus on: decreasing violence in our communities by ensuring young people are employed when out of school.

  • PROTECT HARRISBURG

    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.

  • CITY HALL BEAUTIFUL FUND

    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.

    Inquiries can be sent to info@harrisburgpa.gov

  • 2015 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

    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.

  • 2015 MAYOR'S GOLF OUTING - Harrisburg Parks Foundation

    Join Mayor Eric Papenfuse for the 2015 Mayoral Golf Outing at Sportsmens Golf Course on August 7th, 2015! All proceeds from sponsorship and participation will go towards the beautification of our parks and playgrounds! Click here to learn more on how to participate and sponsor.


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  • Talkin’ Trash ‘N Trees

    The City of Harrisburg in cooperation with the Environmental Advisory Council is sponsoring a series of Townhall meetings to educate Harrisburg residents and businesses about the trash and recycling programs, as well as their responsibilities for maintenance of trees within the City. Mayor Eric Papenfuse, as well as City Councilwoman Sandra Reid and Department ofRead more →

  • Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council Sponsors Annual 9/11 Commemoration

    Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council Sponsors Annual 9/11 Commemoration

    The Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council, in collaboration with the Interfaith Alliance and Religion & Society Center, presents: No Compulsion in Religion: The Challenge of Faith & Freedom   Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church 2447 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110   We live in a multi-faith society. Yet, historically, our faithRead more →

  • MAYOR PAPENFUSE AND CITY OFFICIALS WILL HOLD TOWN HALL ON HARRISBURG’S TREE PLAN

    MAYOR PAPENFUSE AND CITY OFFICIALS WILL HOLD TOWN HALL ON HARRISBURG’S TREE PLAN

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse, City Arborist Erik Josephson and other city officials will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at the Civic Club, 612 N. Front St., to lay out the city’s plans regarding tree planting and maintenance. The Mayor and Josephson will discuss plans to remove dead trees asRead more →

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION: N. 3RD STREET FROM WALNUT TO MARKET 8/

    Street Name: N 3RD ST From: WALNUT ST To: MARKET ST Date from: 8/24/2015, MONDAY, Time from: 9:00 AM (09:00) Date to: 8/28/2015, FRIDAY, Time to: 6:00 PM (18:00) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CAPITAL REGION WATER (CRW) WILL BE DIGGING IN STREET FOR SEWER MAIN REPAIRS. Detour Info: CONTINUE OR TURN RIGHTRead more →

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