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A Message From the Mayor

Welcome to the new HarrisburgPA.gov. This site is continually undergoing upgrades and is designed to grow from feedback and suggestions provided by our citizens. This site provides accurate and easy to use information on our city’s services and programs. We hope that you find it useful and helpful. Your ideas are welcome! Also, check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @thecityofhbg!

Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is poised for a great economic recovery, and there is a palpable optimism on our streets as we look forward to the next four years under new administration.

Our city is on the move. Our future will be even greater than our past!


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  • 2015 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

    The City of Harrisburg endeavors to be a community balancing the preservation of our historic buildings, strong neighborhoods, and environmental assets with an accommodation for social, cultural, and economic growth and development that improves the quality of life for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors by adopting a new Comprehensive Plan.

  • CITY HALL BEAUTIFUL FUND

    The City Hall Beautiful Fund overseen by the Foundation For Enhancing Communities is a fully tax deductible fund aimed at enhancing the interior and exterior of the MLK Gov’t Center.

    Businesses or individuals interested in donating to the fund can make a tax deductible donation by  sending a check to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678.

    Inquiries can be sent to info@harrisburgpa.gov

  • PROTECT HARRISBURG

    The City of Harrisburg asks for your financial support in establishing a fund to defend our common sense gun ordinances against the NRA. They prohibit discharging a weapon within the City limits except in cases of self-defense, carrying a firearm in a City park or playground, selling firearms during a declared state of emergency, possessing a weapon in public as an unsupervised child, and failing to report a gun lost or stolen.


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  • Mayor Papenfuse Urges Employers in City of Harrisburg to Show Leniency

    Mayor Papenfuse Urges Employers in City of Harrisburg to Show Leniency

    Office of the Mayor The City of Harrisburg MLK Government Center 10 N. Second St. Harrisburg, PA 17101   Eric Papenfuse                                                                                                                    (717) 255-3040 Mayor Jan. 25, 2016, Dear Employers in the City of Harrisburg, The City of Harrisburg is asking employers not to punish employees who are unable to get to work inRead more →

  • MAYOR ERIC PAPENFUSE SAYS TRAVEL BAN ENDS 5 A.M. MONDAY – CITY HALL CLOSED  

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse says the travel ban for the City of Harrisburg will end at 5 a.m. Monday, but he is not encouraging people to drive into the City. He also has announced that the MLK Government Center will be closed on Monday as Public Works crews try to clear more than 30 inches ofRead more →

  • Travel Ban In Effect In Harrisburg Until Monday January 25th At 5am

    Mayor Papenfuse says the travel ban will remain in effect in Harrisburg through 5 a.m. Monday. Police will use discretion with those trying to reach the train station, should Amtrak service be restores. However, streets remain hazardous, and the Mayor is not encouraging people to come into the city. City Hall will be closed onRead more →

  • MAYOR PAPENFUSE EXTENDS SNOW EMERGENCY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse has extended until further notice the snow emergency for the City of Harrisburg. He also has announced liberal leave is in effect for non-essential City employees on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. The travel ban also is still in effect in the City of Harrisburg until further notice. Public Works and emergency respondersRead more →

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february

11feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmCity Council Meeting (Legislative Session)
16feb5:30 pmDBHD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM COMMUNITY MEETING II
18feb9:00 am- 10:30 amEnvironmental Advisory Council Meeting
22feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmCommunity Forum: City Environmental Issues and ProjectsEnvironmental Advisory Council
22feb6:00 pm- 8:00 pmHarrisburg Zoning Hearing Board MeetingSpecial Session

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