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The Harrisburg Department of Public Works maintains public infrastructure, manages municipal solid waste collection and ensures a healthy, safe and natural environment. We are committed to providing efficient and effective high quality customer service to the citizens and visitors of Harrisburg.

Bridges, Streets, Parks, and Trails
The Department of Public Works builds and maintains parks, streets, sidewalks, and bridges; and maintains greenway trails throughout Harrisburg. DPW bolsters neighborhood pride, protects our investment in infrastructure and promotes the safe, efficient movement of people, vehicles and goods.

Protecting Your Environment
The Department of Public Works monitors and protects the environment in the City of Harrisburg with help from our residents and visitors.  DPW responds to questions and concerns on a number of topics including, but not limited to, air and water pollution, open burning, illegal discharges, and water quality.


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Public Entities

Capitol Region Water

Municipal authority providing solid waste management services in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

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The Harrisburg Water Authority

Public Entity responsible for the City of Harrisburg’s drinking water and wastewater conveyance and treatment systems.

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Harrisburg Redevelopment Authority

Partners with the City of Harrisburg’s Department of Building and Housing Development to carry out the City’s urban renewal and revitalization strategies.

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Director-Aaron Johnson

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10 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678
Phone: 717.255.3125
Email: mreplogle@cityofhbg.com

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About City Engineer


The  City Engineer, implements and administers the provisions in the City’s Code of Ordinances and state/federal regulations relating to flood plain management, street cuts and storm water quality.

The City Engineer is also responsible for the issuance of paving and utility construction permits, approving plats and overseeing Plan Review. Additionally, the City Engineer is responsible for making engineering decisions, in accordance with the city’s standard contract documents and providing resolution or mediation to disputes emerging from City contracts.


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Office Address


10 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678
Phone: 717.255.3091
Email: pkessler@cityofhbg.com

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About Building Maintenance


Building Maintenance is responsible for the repair and maintenance of plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems, elevators, automotive hoists, carpentry, roofing, overhead cranes, limited concrete work, welding, emergency generators, uninterruptible and interruptible power supply systems, smoke detectors, fire alarm systems, locksmith (including changing combinations on safes), other related equipment, and the sweeping of specific parking lots.


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Office Address


10 North Second Street, Suite 305
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678
Phone: 717.255.6520
Email: nle@cityofhbg.com

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About Neighborhood Services


The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) focuses on preserving and revitalizing Harrisburg neighborhoods and helping residents to access city services and programs. NSD strives to be a dynamic, committed partner in building vibrant neighborhoods through developing partnerships and promoting collaborations. Our investment in healthy neighborhoods is an investment in our residents, a sense of community and shared pride.

Mission - To preserve and improve the physical, social and economic health of Harrisburg neighborhoods, support neighborhood self-reliance, and enhance the quality of life for residents through community-based problem solving, neighborhood-oriented services and public/private cooperation.

Values - We are committed to delivering quality services that meet our customers’ needs in a respectful and professional manner through:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Resourceful problem-solving
  • Positive, effective and honest communications
  • Teamwork and collaboration

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Office Address


1690 S. 19th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Phone: 717.236.4802
Email: dwest@cityofhbg.com

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About Traffic Engineering


The goal of The Traffic Engineering Division (TED) is to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on City roads.

TED issues new Traffic Regulations that govern the use of city streets through the use of Traffic Control Devices as outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Traffic control devices shall be defined as all signs, signals, markings, and other devices used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic, placed on, over, or adjacent to a street, highway, pedestrian facility, or bikeway by authority of a public agency having jurisdiction.

TED is responsible for the maintenance of Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs, Pavement Markings and Parking Meters on the City’s nearly 2,100 streets (366 miles of roadway). In addition, it is the Traffic Engineering Division’s responsibility to close City streets for special events and construction projects, and for detouring traffic when requested by customers via the proper permit forms.

TED is also responsible for reviewing all off-street parking and curb opening plans that go before the Zoning Board of Review and Building Inspector. The issuance of street/sidewalk closing permits and the review of all dumpster permits are the responsibility of Traffic Engineering.

TED performs traffic studies with regard to accident statistical information and traffic counts in the review of requests for stop controls and traffic signals. All requests and time limit parking are surveyed and reviewed by this Division.


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Office Address


1311 S. 19th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717.238.9248
Email: maviles@cityofhbg.com

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About Parks Maintenance


Parks Maintenance is responsible to maintain and manage community and neighborhood parks, street trees, landscapes, streetscapes, greenbelts, open space, and athletic field facilities, public buildings, swimming complexes with multi-use pools, buildings located within park facilities and City facilities and buildings, offices and public safety stations utilized by City departments.

The division performs a wide range of building and equipment repairs, emergency facility calls, preventive maintenance, and building alterations and provides the public with safe, accessible and aesthetic facilities and a thriving, sustainable community forest. The division also manages the work of private vendors who provide specialized maintenance and construction services. Custodial services for all buildings maintained are provided to ensure a safe and clean environment for users.

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Office Address


10 N. 2nd St., Suite 405
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717.255.6501
Email: rnoss@cityofhbg.com

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