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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!

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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WHBH TV Channel 20 covering city council meeting tonight. Mayor introducing 2015 budget. pic.twitter.com/abjxAxJQr0

About 3 hours ago from City of Harrisburg's Twitter via Twitter for Android


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  • Can Harrisburg Come Back?

    Some cities end up on the ash heap of history; others, like Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, are undone by ash heaps. Harrisburg’s foolhardy investment in its aging incinerator over a decade ago nearly bankrupted the city. Propelled by profligate politicians and unscrupulous developers, the project forced Harrisburg into state receivership, turning Pennsylvania’s capital city into a nationalRead more →

  • L&I Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Partners with Local Agencies to Recognize White Cane Safety Day

    News for Immediate Release Oct. 14, 2014 Harrisburg – The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS) today partnered with Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP), the PA Council of the Blind (PCB) and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to recognize White Cane Safety Day to raise public awarenessRead more →

  • Register to attend the 2014 Harrisburg Sinkhole Summit

    The City of Harrisburg invites you to attend the 2014 Sinkhole Conference. Receive the latest information on how to best handle sinkhole issues. Hear from national speakers who will share their expertise on the best practices in sinkhole management to include the following: ►Sinkholes 101 (The Basics—How They Form) ►Federal Funding Programs for Sinkhole Identification and Repair ►Pennsylvania StateRead more →

  • “State of the City” Address 2014

    Office of the Honorable Eric Papenfuse Mayor of Harrisburg State of the City Address Oct. 8, 2014 Not a day goes by that a concerned citizen doesn’t come up to me on the street and ask, “Mr. Mayor, Do you like your job?” To that question and its sometime-companion — “Are you doing all right?”Read more →

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