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Harrisburg’s City Council is the Legislative Branch of City government.  The City Council consists of seven members who are elected at large.  The City Council President is elected by the Council members and presides over the Council meetings.  In the event of illness or absence, the Vice-President presides over the meetings.

City Council considers and evaluates legislative concerns through a study committee structure consisting of committees on Administration, Budget & Finance, Building & Housing, Community & Economic Development, Parks, Recreation & Enrichment, Public Safety, and Public Works.  City Council also confirms all department directors and certain other Mayoral appointees.  Council is also required, by the Third Class Optional City Code of Pennsylvania, to pass an annual budget by December 31st of each fiscal year.


Contact Us

Office of City Clerk & Council
10 North 2nd Street, Suite 305
Harrisburg PA, 17101-1681
Telephone: (717) 255-3060
Fax: (717) 255-3081

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a list of codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg?

Click here to view a comprehensive online list of codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg.

Where can I find a list of upcoming City Council meetings?

Click here to find upcoming City Council meetings.

How can I get in touch with a City Council member?

Please contact the Office of the City Clerk by calling 3-1-1. If you would like to email them individually please click here to navigate to their contact page.

Additional Information



      Feb. 9, 2016 HARRISBURG – Public Works crews are preparing for potentially icy roads as a cold front is expected to follow the 3-6 inches of snow that will fall in the City through Wednesday. “Our crews are out doing a great job salting the primary roads and secondary streets,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse, “but

  • NOTICE OF HEARING: City of Harrisburg License and Tax Appeal Board

      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the License and Tax Appeal Board will meet to conduct a hearing on February 16th, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the City Council Chamber, 1st Fl, City Gov’t Center, 10 N Second Street,  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101 regarding the following matters:  Appeal of License Non-Renewal and related requests of 1400


    Jan. 29, 2016 HARRISBURG – Trash collection will resume Monday in Harrisburg, and people will be allowed to put out extra trash accumulated during the snowstorm and its aftermath. Public Works crews are working Friday to clear alleyways, permitting resumption of regularly scheduled trash collections. Businesses and multi-family residences should ensure snow is cleared from around


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1feb5:30 pm- 6:00 pmCommunity and Economic Development MeetingCity Council
11feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmCity Council Meeting (Legislative Session)