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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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  • WINTER WEATHER ALERT!

    URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE: MAYOR ERIC PAPENFUSE HAS SENT EARLY NOTICE TO CITY EMPLOYEES THAT THE LIBERAL LEAVE POLICY WILL BE IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 2014. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA FOR: PERRY-DAUPHIN-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-LANCASTER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWPORT…HARRISBURG…HERSHEY… LEBANON…CARLISLE…GETTYSBURG…YORK…LANCASTER WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FEB. 4, 2014 TO 4 PM, FEB. 5,

  • MAYOR PERFORMED DOUBLE MARRIAGE FOR HIS FIRST WEDDING CEREMONY

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse presided over a double wedding ceremony on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014  in the atrium of the MLK Government Center. Both couples wanted to make history by being the first wedding of the new Mayor’s term. “Since both couples felt so strongly that they wanted to be the first, we worked out a

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announced New Broad Street Task Force

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse held a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Broad Street Market, 1233 N 3rd St., Harrisburg, to announce members of a new task force that will provide guidance on the market’s future. The Broad Street Market was founded in 1860, and is the oldest continuously operating market

  • New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014,  announced creation of the City Hall Beautiful fund and the city’s first Latino Poet Laureate during a series of events Monday to commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harrisburg. “We spent the day supporting community service events,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “It

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