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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


  • Local Law Enforcement and Community Corporations support “Shop With Cops” Harrisburg Police Athletic League (HPAL)

    A heartwarming story for the holiday season about cops from various local departments and HPAL youth as they spend the day together focusing on family and community relationships. WHO:  Chief Thomas Carter, Sheriff Nick Chimienti, Jr., along with more than 30 other local law enforcement officers, are joining together on this special day of mentoring

  • Open House Set for Harrisburg Train Station Transit Oriented Development Plan Review

    Nov. 22, 2016 Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in partnership with the City of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority, is conducting an open house to unveil three conceptual designs for the Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) study. The Open House is scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 6, from 4:00 pm to

  • Market Street Bridge Lights UP!

    Market Street Bridge Lights UP!

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced completion of City’s LED lighting program at press conference on a windy Walnut Street Bridge on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in view of a splendid lighting show under the arches the Market Street bridge.  The new lighting is beautiful and energy efficient at the same time.  Manufactured by Lumen Pulse, the lights


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