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!
WHAT: A press conference will be held to announce a long-negotiated proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and PA Department of Environmental Protection addressing Harrisburg wet weather compliance issues. The press conference will include a summary of the agreement and its impact on residents. WHEN: 10AM,Read more →
Nov. 10, 2014 HARRISBURG – In honor of Veterans Day, Mayor Eric Papenfuse extends his sincerest appreciation to the nation’s veterans who have serve the people of the United States of America with bravery and distinction for more than two centuries. “Our city and our nation owe a great debt to the many noble menRead more →
HARRISBURG (October 23, 2014) – Last night, Capital Region Water announced that it was awarded a $125,000 grant to develop a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan for Harrisburg from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Green infrastructure is a broad term for trees, gardens, and other technologies that are designed to help reduce runoffRead more →
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 →