Office of the City Treasurer
The City Treasurer also serves as the collector for School District taxes. All monies collected are invested utilizing several money management techniques to optimize interest earnings while ensuring the safety of funds. Economic trends and monitoring of the financial market allow for maximized yield investment strategies.
The City Treasurer must sign all checks disbursed for payroll and the receipt of goods and services in addition to coordinating all electronic funds transfer and receipt. This office is responsible for obtaining all information necessary for issuing Municipal Fire Certificates in accordance with the City and State fire insurance escrow laws. Treasury prepares and distributes to departments monthly reports for City investments, paid invoices, credit card activity and the cumulative history of insufficient funds checks. On a daily basis, Treasury monitors the City’s bank accounts electronically.
The Treasurer also executes funding transfers for debt service payments on all City bond issues outstanding. This office has the authority to manage all bank accounts of the City including the transfer of funds between different bank accounts and the reconciliation to the City’s general ledger.
The City Treasurer collects current year City Real Estate taxes and School District Real Estate taxes. County Real Estate taxes are collected by the Dauphin County Treasurer. For more information on County taxes please call Dauphin County at (717) 780-6550. For prior years’ delinquent tax information, contact Dauphin County Tax Claim at (717) 780-6125.
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Automatic Payment Program
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I enroll in the Automatic Payment program to pay my city-related bills?
Your enrollment in CHAPP allows the City of Harrisburg to automatically withdraw your Utility and/or your Real Estate Tax bills from your checking account. Just subtract the amount due from your checking account on the date(s) that you have chosen.* You will have up to three (3) business days before the money is withdrawn from your account to review your bill and to call the City Treasurer’s Office to stop payments or ask questions.
*Please note: In the event that the date(s) you have chosen fall on a weekend, or on a bank or federally-recognized holiday, the automatic withdrawal from your account will occur on the next business day.
How can I make a payment for my city-related bills?
Payment may be mailed, made via ACH from your checking account, made by credit card or in person from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Wednesdays ONLY, NO CASH! If necessary please schedule an appointment to meet with someone.
Payments may be placed in the drop box located outside of the MLK Government Center to the right of the rear entrance 24 hours 7 days a week. If you would like a receipt, include a self-addressed postage paid envelope to receive the original by mail or an email address to receive it electronically.
Checks should be made payable to Harrisburg City Treasurer and mailed to:
10 N 2nd St Suite 103
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Credit and debit card payments may be made through paylocalgov.com/harrisburg-pa or by calling (888) 877-0450, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST. A convenience fee of 2.35% for credit cards, 2.50% for business cards and 1.50% for debit cards is charged. The minimum fee is $1.00.
To signup to have your City trash, city real estate taxes or school district real estate taxes automatically debited from your checking account, complete the Harrisburg Automatic Payment Program (ACH) Form and return to the Treasurer’s office with a voided check from the checking account from which you want the payments to be automatically withdrawn.
For Steelton trash accounts, complete the Steelton Automatic Payment Program Form and return to the Treasurer’s office with a voided check from the checking account from which you want the payments to be automatically withdrawn.
Who do I speak with regarding a late bill or a payment plan for past due bills?
How do I obtain a City Settlement Sheet?
City Settlement Sheets are $25.00, payable to City Treasurer, and include the City Real Estate Taxes, School District Real Estate Taxes, Trash and City Liens. The request with payment can be mailed to the address below or placed in the drop box located outside of the MLK Government Center to the right of the rear entrance.
Please include a self-addressed postage paid envelope to receive the original by mail or include the email address to send the completed Settlement Sheet to:
10 N 2nd St. Suite 103
Harrisburg, PA 17101