Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

Harrisburg extends ticketing moratorium through emergency

A parking meter along N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg will suspend parking enforcement through the remainder of the city’s disaster declaration, it was announced this afternoon.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse said today that the city and parking operator SP+ will extend its moratorium on ticketing for on-street parking meters, residential zone parking and street sweeping until the disaster declaration is lifted.

On March 16, Papenfuse declared a disaster emergency in the city due to the COVID-19 health and resulting economic crisis.

The declaration halted ticketing through March 29, a date that has now been extended indefinitely, until the emergency ends.

The declaration also closed public access to city buildings and has resulted in a number of other actions, including a temporary halt to residential evictions throughout the city.

By state mandate, schools are also shut down, and “non life-sustaining” businesses have been ordered to close their physical locations.

Today, the state Department of Health reported a nearly 50-percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases since yesterday, to 1,687 cases statewide.

Continue Reading