Update From The Bureau Of Police For The Upcoming Parking Permit Renewal Period

It is parking permit renewal time.  The fee for residents renewing their currently held permit is $25.00; new permit applications require a fee of $30.00. Residents who are age 65 or older, and are handicap are exempt from residential permit fees. Permits will be available for renewal by mail, starting March 1, 2018.  

The Harrisburg Police Parking Enforcement Unit encourages all eligible residents to apply for parking permits by mail.  If you wish to apply for your 2018 residential parking permit by mail you must send your request with the documents specified below to:  

Parking Enforcement Unit 

Residential Permit Parking  

123 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor 

Harrisburg, PA   17101 

With each request, you must enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount made payable to the CITY TREASURER.  If you are an ELECTED OFFICIAL, STATE EMPLOYEE or COLLEGE STUDENT, living in the city on a temporary basis, send a copy of: 

  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 

NOTE:  If the above documents have a current Harrisburg City address, nothing further is needed.  If it does not have a Harrisburg City address, you must submit a copy of your lease or letter from state government or college personnel office on letterhead confirming your residency status along with a copy of your state employee/college identification card. 

If you are a BUSINESS, send a copy of: 

  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 
  3. Your current mercantile license 
  4. Your lease/deed to property 

NOTE:  Please keep in mind you are entitled to ONE parking permit only.  


  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 

NOTE:  If your current, eligible Harrisburg City address is not reflected on your driver’s license and/or vehicle registration, you may receive a temporary permit (expires 30 days from issue) with a copy of the above (driver’s license and vehicle registration) and lease/deed at no cost.  After you have updated your driver’s license and vehicle registration through PENNDOT, you may apply for a permanent permit. 

Please note:  your current permit expires March 31, 2018.  Please do not display the new permit until April 1, 2018.  Displaying an invalid or expired permit on or after April 2, 2018 may result in the issuance of a parking ticket pursuant to the provisions of the City Ordinance, 3-139, Residential Parking Permits. 

Please also understand that you will not be issued a permit if you have any OUTSTANDING PARKING TICKETS OR CITATIONS.  Anyone who transfers a permit to another individual will be placed on the ineligible list for permits and may be subject to criminal prosecution. 

All applicants are encouraged to apply for parking permits by mail.  You may also obtain a permit by coming to the Parking Enforcement Office starting on or after March 12, 2018 from 8:00AM to 3:45PM, Monday through Friday.  The Parking Enforcement Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the McCormick Public Safety Building, at 123 Walnut Street. If you intend to come in person to renew your parking permit the Parking Enforcement Office recommends that you pay with a check or money order, made payable to the City Treasurer, which will be accepted at the Parking Enforcement office. 

Please be advised, if you intend to pay with cash, you will have to exit the Police Station, walk outside, and around to the City Government Center @ 10 N 2nd St, and into The City Treasurer’s office to make your payment. Then return back to the Parking Enforcement Office the same way to retrieve your new parking permit.  All cash or transactions must be made through the City Treasurers Office after you apply for the residential permit at the Parking Enforcement office.   


Thomas C. Carter | Police Commissioner  



Bureau of Police Invites Community to Meeting on Recent Events in City


In the recent weeks, residents of the area of 17th Street, Mulberry Street, and the surrounding community have been witness to
disturbing incidents. The Bureau of Police has invited the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team to Harrisburg.

The Keystone Crisis Intervention Team is a state crisis team that responds to crime related events to support crime victims, witnesses and communities in the recovery of an incident. The Bureau of Police of the City of Harrisburg invites you to a community gathering on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.  at the Hamilton Health Center, 110 South 17th St.

The purpose of the meeting is to talk about reactions and responses to what has happened in your community. It is to support you and your neighborhood. It is not to investigate, review, or assess the events that have taken place.  In addition, a resource table and staff members from several agencies will be there to offer resources. Although the media may know about the gathering, they will not be permitted to participate. We welcome your attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Reiley at 717-614-4255.

Mayor Papenfuse Issues Statement on Death of U.S. Marshall in Harrisburg

Jan. 18, 2018
Here is statement from Mayor Eric Papenfuse regarding the police incident in Harrisburg this morning:
“Harrisburg mourns the loss this morning of a U.S. Marshall who died protecting our residents.  While serving a warrant as part of the U.S. Marshall’s task force, three officers were shot, including a Harrisburg police officer, who was wounded, bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman.
An investigation is underway and Harrisburg police are cooperating with federal and county law enforcement officials.
No words can adequately express the sadness we feel at this moment as we contemplate the loss of yet another law enforcement officer in the line of duty. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the slain U.S. Marshall, to his colleagues and to all law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day to protect and to serve our city and our nation.”
For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg, at jdavis@harrisburg.gov or at 717 255 3015.

HPD Took Kids on “Shop With A Cop” Day!

Police from several agencies throughout the region partnered with the Harrisburg Police Athletic League to take youth on the annual “Shop with a Cop” program.  Police and youth met at the Heinz-Menaker Senior Center and enjoyed a hearty breakfast prepared by volunteers before heading out to Walmart to purchase Christmas presents for the children’s family.  Everyone returned to the Heinz-Menaker Senior Center to wrap the presents.

This year the Harrisburg Bureau of Police participated in a “No Shave” November.  Officers were permitted to grow a beard from mid-November until January 2nd for a donation of $25.  The department raised $2,000 for the “No Shave” November and will present the money to HPAL during the “Shop with a Cop” event.  

 For more information regarding HPAL, please go to https://hbgpal.wordpress.com/

 To see the video from last year’s event, please go to https://youtu.be/S8yITyXfuFs


Harrisburg Police Receive Automated External Defibrillator For Police Cruiser

The City of Harrisburg Bureau of Police has received one Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for a police cruiser to aid officers in responding to medical emergencies.

The donation came through the Fraternal Order of Police as part of a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

AED’s are a device that measures heart rhythm and can send a shock to the heart to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. The non-profit 501 (c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

FOP National President Chuck Canterbury said that a $250,000 grant would help get 263 AED’s into the hands of police across the country.

Les Neri, President of the Pennsylvania State FOP, distributed 26 AED’s to police departments with the greatest need for this life-saving device across the state. Canterbury and Neri encourage individuals to learn more about the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation at www.FirehouseSubsFoundation.org and about the FOP at www.FOP.net.

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