Office of Parking Enforcement

About Us

The Office of Parking Enforcement in conjunction with SP+ Municipal Services is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of all City-owned parking spaces. The Parking Department and SP+ Municipal Services work together to manage the on-street parking via multi-space kiosks, metered surface lots, and time restricted parking areas. SP+ Municipal Services is responsible for the collection and maintenance of the kiosks that manage and meter over 1,000 spaces in the downtown district area.

The Office of Parking Enforcement maintains all parking activities outside of SP+ Municipal Services downtown district territory. SP+ municipal services patrol kiosks, metered, and restricted parking areas and serve as the front line for customer service and parking enforcement.

New Parking Enforcement Ticketing System

The Harrisburg Parking Enforcement Division is switching to a new ticketing system, effective June 5, 2023.  If you receive a yellow handwritten ticket or a ticket with the Harrisburg Parking Enforcement insignia printed at the top, it was issued by a Parking Enforcement Officer with the City of Harrisburg.  If you intend to pay your ticket, you have the following payment options:

  • PREFERRED: Online at, or by phone (717) 987-6823 
  • In person at the City Treasurers’ Office Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • By mailing your payment to the City Treasurers’ Office at 10 N 2nd, Suite 103, Harrisburg PA 17101
  • Dropping it off at the City Treasurers’ drop box which is available 24 hours located to the rear of the City Hall Building.

If your ticket has a red stripe it was issued by SP+/ Park Harrisburg. You will contact their office for payment instructions at (717) 234-2274.

Booting Vehicles

Beginning Monday February 6, 2023, the Parking Enforcement Unit will resume with the booting of vehicles for unpaid parking tickets.  Any owner of any vehicle that is booted will be required to pay a $75 booting fee and any outstanding parking tickets.  The owner has 48 hours to pay unpaid tickets before the vehicle is towed.

City Island Parking

Resident Parking Permit Rules

Residential Disabled Parking Application

Lots & Garages


Appeal of Residential Handicap Parking


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a residential parking permit?

You can obtain a parking permit from the Parking Enforcement office at 123 Walnut St, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (8am – 3:45pm Mon-Fri). To obtain a parking permit, the vehicle owner must show their driver’s license, a current registration, and 2 proofs of address (lease, utility bill, official piece of mail).

When does Street Cleaning occur?

Street cleaning is done twice a month, year round. Capital Region Water has taken over street sweeping services within the City of Harrisburg. Any questions on the performance of street sweeping should be directed to Capital Region Water.

There will be no changes to the street sweeping schedule posted on your street. The City of Harrisburg will continue snow removal, leaf collection, trash removal, large debris removal from streets, and street sweeping for special events. Park Harrisburg and the City of Harrisburg will continue parking enforcement during all street cleaning days, unless notified by the Mayors Office. Parking enforcement may still occur on days that street sweeping does not.

There will be no street cleaning or parking enforcement on the following days:
New Year’s Day Independence Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Labor Day
Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day) Thanksgiving
Good Friday Christmas
Memorial Day
How can I request a handicap parking spot?

Applications are available at the Parking Enforcement office, located at 123 Walnut St, 2nd Floor. Please view the Resident Disabled Parking Application under the Important Documents sections.

Who issues monthly parking permits for garages?

Standard Parking/Park Harrisburg. Please contact them at 717-234-2274 or visit their website for details.

I received a parking ticket. How do I pay it?

If your ticket has a green stripe (or is yellow and handwritten) it was issued by a Parking Enforcement officer with the City of Harrisburg. You can pay your ticket online, by phone (1-888-877-0450, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM), or by visiting the City Treasury on Wednesday from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, mailing your ticket to the City Treasurer at 10 N. 2nd Street, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA, 17101, or by dropping it off at the City Treasurer mailbox which is available 24 hours a day at the rear of City Hall. If your ticket has a red stripe it was issued by Standard Parking/Park Harrisburg. You can pay your ticket online or by visiting their office.

When is free on-street parking available in the City?
Free on-street parking is available after 5pm in Downtown Harrisburg. View the free parking map to know these exact locations. Free parking is also available for four hours on Saturday by downloading the Parkmobile app and using the code LUVHBG at checkout. For more information on the Parkmobile app click here.
Is off street parking such as garages free after 5 p.m. too?

No, street parking only.

Why is it free only in marked areas?
The costs of free parking is being covered in a collaboration among businesses that are members of the Downtown Improvement District, as well as subsidies from the City, County and SP Plus.


123 Walnut St, 2nd Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101



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