Dan Miller | City Treasurer
The City Treasurer, an independently elected official, heads the Office of the Treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection, safekeeping and investment of City revenues, including all fees, fines and taxes.
The City Treasurer also serves as the collector for School District taxes. All monies collected are invested utilizing several money management techniques to optimize interest earnings while ensuring the safety of funds. Economic trends and monitoring of the financial market allow for maximized yield investment strategies.
The City Treasurer must sign all checks disbursed for payroll and the receipt of goods and services in addition to coordinating all electronic funds transfer and receipt. This office is responsible for obtaining all information necessary for issuing Municipal Fire Certificates in accordance with the City and State fire insurance escrow laws. Treasury prepares and distributes to departments monthly reports for City investments, paid invoices, credit card activity and the cumulative history of insufficient funds checks. On a daily basis, Treasury monitors the City’s bank accounts electronically.
The Treasurer also executes funding transfers for debt service payments on all City bond issues outstanding. This office has the authority to manage all bank accounts of the City including the transfer of funds between different bank accounts and the reconciliation to the City’s general ledger.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I enroll in the Automatic Payment program to pay my city-related bills?
Your enrollment in CHAPP allows the City of Harrisburg to automatically withdraw your Utility and/or your Real Estate Tax bills from your checking account.Your enrollment in CHAPP allows the City of Harrisburg to automatically withdraw your Utility and/or your Real Estate Tax bills from your checking account. Just subtract the amount due from your checking account on the date(s) that you have chosen.* You will have up to three (3) business days before the money is withdrawn from your account to review your bill and to call the City Treasurer’s Office to stop payments or ask questions.
*Please note: In the event that the date(s) you have chosen fall on a weekend, or on a bank or federally-recognized holiday, the automatic withdrawal from your account will occur on the next business day.
How can I make a payment for my city-related bills?
Payments can be made online by clicking here or by phone by calling 1-888-877-0450 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST.
Payments can also be mailed, brought to our office or placed in the City Drop Box. The Drop Box is located outside of the MLK Government Center to the right of the rear entrance.
Who do I speak with regarding a late bill or a payment plan for past due bills?
Please contact the city helpdesk by dialing 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040. Helpdesk receptionists will generate an open ticket for your request and send it to the City Treasury. Treasury workers will respond in 24-48 hours with either a call or email to further discuss your request.