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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! 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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  • MY BROTHER'S KEEPER

    In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to encourage communities to implement a coherent “cradle – to ‐ college ‐ and ‐ career strategy” for improving the life outcomes of all young people. The City of Harrisburg has accepted the challenge and chose to focus on: decreasing violence in our communities by ensuring young people are employed when out of school.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 2015 MAYOR'S GOLF OUTING - Harrisburg Parks Foundation

    Join Mayor Eric Papenfuse for the 2015 Mayoral Golf Outing at Sportsmens Golf Course on August 7th, 2015! All proceeds from sponsorship and participation will go towards the beautification of our parks and playgrounds! Click here to learn more on how to participate and sponsor.


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  • A NEW BEGINNING FOR AN OLD SYSTEM

    WHAT:            A press conference will be held to announce recent achievements and new initiatives to benefit customers and improve the health of Harrisburg’s aging water and sewer infrastructure. The press conference will also highlight recent awards recognizing our premier drinking water. Harrisburg’s water and sewer infrastructure and employees transitioned to Capital Region Water in 2013.Read more →

  • JUDGE MARGERUM HEARS 11 CASES IN FIRST SESSION OF HOUSING COURT

    June 25, 2014 HARRISBURG – District Justice Rebecca Margerum heard 11 cases on the first day of Harrisburg’s Housing Court, created to help expedite cases involving abandoned and blighted properties in the city. “Reports are that the first day of the new Housing Court went smoothly,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse, who pushed for implementation ofRead more →

  • NEW POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE SWORN IN DURING CEREMONIES THURSDAY

    June 25,  2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. – Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced that Harrisburg Police will swear in nine new police officers and the Fire Department will swear in 13 new firefighters in separate ceremonies Thursday. “These new police officers promotions and newly graduated firefighters are the clearest sign yet of our commitment to improving publicRead more →

  • Harrisburg Strong Task Force Meeting on Thursday

    Harrisburg Strong Task Force Meeting on Thursday

    The Harrisburg Strong Task Force will hold its second public outreach input session on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Greater Harrisburg Area YWCA, 1100 Market Street (Highmark Room – 2nd Floor), Harrisburg from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Any Harrisburg resident, neighborhood group, investment group, concerned citizen, community development no…t forRead more →

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