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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


  • Capital Area Transit Advisory Committee Surveys People with Disabilities to Improve Inclusive Regional Transit Service

      (Harrisburg) – Capital Area Transit People with Disabilities (PWD) Advisory Committee will conduct a system-wide survey of PWD transit riders in Dauphin County, the City of Harrisburg and Cumberland County, throughout the summer and fall, Committee chair and CAT spokesperson Robert Philbin said today. In the United States, Americans with disabilities constitutes the largest


    STREET CLOSURE LOCATION MAP Street Name: S 17TH STREET From: WAYNE STREET To: REVERE STREET Date/Time: TODAY, 6/16/16 AT 9:00 AM TO 3:30 PM CRW IS REPLACING A FIRE HYDRANT – EMERGENCY DIG Detour Info: USE S 18TH OR S 16TH AS ALTERNATE If you have any questions regarding this street closure please call the


      (Harrisburg) –With assistance from PennDOT, Capital Area Transit recently conducted a system-wide rider survey to determine customer satisfaction levels throughout the transit service system, CAT spokesperson Robert Philbin said today. “We found a high level of rider satisfaction with CAT services on routes in Cumberland County, Dauphin County and the City of Harrisburg,” he


june, 2016

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8jun5:30 pm- 6:30 pmCommunity and Economic Development MeetingCity Council
15jun6:00 pm- 7:00 pmCity Council Meeting (Legislative Session)