Dauphin County, PA

Dauphin County, PA PA's capital county and home to the magnificent state Capitol Complex, Hershey's chocolate, and much more! For more than 225 years, Dauphin County has been physically linked to one of the great rivers of North America – the Susquehanna – and is located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania.

Its strategic location, within less than a day’s driving time of over half the population of the United States and Canada, makes it a perfect place to move or expand a business. More than 268,000 citizens call Dauphin County home, with the state and federal government, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, PinnacleHealth, Capital Blue Cross and Tyco as a few of the area’s largest employers. From rural farms to scenic suburbs and bustling city streets to historic parks, Dauphin County has it all. Dauphin County is governed by Board of Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III. The Commissioners manage a work force of approximately 1,700 employees in more than 40 departments, administer a complex annual budget of $230.6 million and maintain the vital services residents depend upon, such as 9-1-1 services, voter registration and elections, human services, economic development, parks and recreation, veterans’ affairs and more.

Operating as usual

The PA Department of Health has made available an online resource for residents to:1. Check their eligibility status for...
01/20/2021
COVID Vaccines in Pennsylvania

The PA Department of Health has made available an online resource for residents to:
1. Check their eligibility status for receiving the vaccine.
2. Find the closest location to receive it.
CLICK below and follow the HOW TO GET VACCINATED steps on the right.

Use this guide to see when you can get vaccinated and get more information on COVID protections in Pennsylvania.

The revised #vaccination plan includes an expansion of those eligible under Phase 1A.However, the available number of do...
01/19/2021

The revised #vaccination plan includes an expansion of those eligible under Phase 1A.

However, the available number of doses is the primary factor for how long county residents will be waiting their turn.

Effective today, we're expanding our #COVID19 #vaccination efforts in Phase 1A to include anyone over 65 and people ages 16-64 with serious medical conditions that make them more at risk for severe illness. View more information about updated vaccine plan: http://bit.ly/COVID19VaccinePA

‘When can I be vaccinated?’What we know:- The PA Department of Health controls allocation of doses and the phase timelin...
01/19/2021

‘When can I be vaccinated?’
What we know:
- The PA Department of Health controls allocation of doses and the phase timeline.
- We will be providing updates (as we hear from the state) on our social media pages and website.
- Registration links are HERE: https://bit.ly/3oYOjK5. Feel free to register with one of the providers.

'I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.'May the words and sentiments of Dr. King continu...
01/18/2021

'I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.'
May the words and sentiments of Dr. King continue to inspire for every day and eternally.
#MLKDay

Congratulations to everyone at Unveiled Bridal on their grand opening Thursday at 5913 Linglestown Road.Commissioners Pr...
01/16/2021

Congratulations to everyone at Unveiled Bridal on their grand opening Thursday at 5913 Linglestown Road.
Commissioners Pries and Haste were honored to be a part of it and presented a proclamation from the board to owner Janine Kline.

The COVID vaccination has prompted a lot of questions. We hear you.Registration details from area providers are HERE: ht...
01/15/2021

The COVID vaccination has prompted a lot of questions.
We hear you.
Registration details from area providers are HERE: https://bit.ly/39zp9LB
Pennsylvania's county allocation numbers for vaccine doses are HERE: https://bit.ly/3nLHiuM

Steelton Pa Fire Department Chief Gene Vance is a ‘hero’ who served his community for 50 years.Detective Brian Walborn i...
01/14/2021

Steelton Pa Fire Department Chief Gene Vance is a ‘hero’ who served his community for 50 years.
Detective Brian Walborn is ‘a cop’s cop’ who overcame serious injury to continue service.
Both received Craig Webb Memorial Awards this week at the Commissioners’ meeting.
READ about their service: http://bit.ly/38JJajw

How many people in Dauphin County have been tested for COVID?Where are tests being conducted?When and where are vaccinat...
01/13/2021

How many people in Dauphin County have been tested for COVID?
Where are tests being conducted?
When and where are vaccinations happening?
Those answers and other COVID-related resources can be found here: http://bit.ly/3ia3Zrk

Tonight, Wiconisco Township Police Chief Randy Wynn retired after more than 40 years heading the department – a remarkab...
01/05/2021

Tonight, Wiconisco Township Police Chief Randy Wynn retired after more than 40 years heading the department – a remarkable record of community service! Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III honored the Chief with a proclamation declaring January 4, 2021 as “Chief Randy Wynn Day” in Dauphin County – a well-earned tribute. Jeff and Mike were on hand to personally congratulate Chief Wynn and wish him all the best!

Just in time for the holidays, Commissioner Jeff Haste, Rep. Andrew Lewis, and Sen. John DiSanto help St. Thomas Roaster...
12/24/2020

Just in time for the holidays, Commissioner Jeff Haste, Rep. Andrew Lewis, and Sen. John DiSanto help St. Thomas Roasters in Lower Paxton cut the ribbon on the gourmet coffee roaster’s new outdoor section. Congratulations to the hard-working and highly caffeinated St. Thomas’ team!

𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓻𝓼 𝓙𝓮𝓯𝓯 𝓗𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓮, 𝓜𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓼, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓖𝓮𝓸𝓻𝓰𝓮 𝓟. 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓽𝔀𝓲𝓬𝓴, 𝓘𝓘𝓘 𝔀𝓲𝓼𝓱 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓫𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓱𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓼𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓸𝓷. 𝓜𝓪𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓷𝓮𝔀...
12/23/2020

𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓻𝓼 𝓙𝓮𝓯𝓯 𝓗𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓮, 𝓜𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓼, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓖𝓮𝓸𝓻𝓰𝓮 𝓟. 𝓗𝓪𝓻𝓽𝔀𝓲𝓬𝓴, 𝓘𝓘𝓘 𝔀𝓲𝓼𝓱 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓫𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓱𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂 𝓼𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓸𝓷.

𝓜𝓪𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓷𝓮𝔀 𝔂𝓮𝓪𝓻 𝓫𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓹𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓮, 𝓹𝓻𝓸𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓽𝔂, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓱𝓪𝓹𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓽𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓭 𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓼.

𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓱𝓸𝓵𝓲𝓭𝓪𝔂𝓼!

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐉𝐚𝐧. 𝟒Starting today, Dauphin County is temporarily suspe...
12/21/2020

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐉𝐚𝐧. 𝟒

Starting today, Dauphin County is temporarily suspending electronics recycling and closing its center for all in-person drop-offs until Monday, Jan. 4.

While the center at 1625 South Cameron Street in Harrisburg will be closed to the public, crews will continue collecting paper, plastics, and aluminum cans at the eight drop-off sites throughout the county.

County officials opted to suspend in-person collections after the company that picks up recycled electronics announced it was shutting over the holidays, due in part to the coronavirus.

For more information on the county’s recycling program, locations of the eight drop-off sites and how to prepare items, visit: www.dauphincounty.org/government/departments/solid_waste_management_and_recycling

Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III bid Tim DeFoor a fond farewell today as he attended his...
12/16/2020

Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III bid Tim DeFoor a fond farewell today as he attended his last meeting as Dauphin County Controller and prepares to start in January as Pennsylvania’s newly-elected Auditor General.

Today, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III honored the Steelton-Highspire fo...
12/16/2020

Today, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III honored the Steelton-Highspire football team for their victory over Jeannette to win the PIAA Class A football title. During the Zoom call with team members, coaches and family, the Commissioners praised the team for their great play and sportsmanship.

“What I saw from this team was when things weren't going well, that was when they were at their best,’’ said Hartwick, a proud Steelton native. “Everybody pulled together when facing adversity and that’s always the measure of man’s character and a team’s character.’’

Pries said the team’s accomplishment was all the more impressive given the extra pressures of COVID-19 and not having the fans at games to cheer them on: “It was a great team effort by every single player when they stepped on the field and that is the way you win the state championship.’’

“The entire central Pennsylvania community needed a bright spot to end this year and you guys gave it to use,’’ said Haste, who donned a Rollers hat during the meeting that Hartwick lent him for the occasion. “I look forward to seeing this team in front of a full stadium crowd in the coming years. Congratulations!’’

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐱𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭The Dauphin County Commissioner...
12/16/2020

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐱𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟔𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭

The Dauphin County Commissioners today approved a $187.7 million budget for 2021 that holds the line on property taxes for the 16th straight year while ensuring residents receive vital services.

Since the Commissioners unveiled the spending plan last month, the board identified an additional $3.7 million in spending reductions – critical savings that safeguard county government operations in the event of unexpected costs.

“From the outset, we were determined not to raise taxes and add to the financial burden many of our residents face because of the coronavirus,’’ said board Chairman Jeff Haste. “We worked hard to stretch every dollar, so the county is prepared to face whatever challenges 2021 may bring.’’

In 2020, a significant, unexpected cost was increased election expenses resulting from mandates ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf. Mailing and printing ballots and additional staff costs to verify and count results cost the county $2 million -- $700,000 more than anticipated.

“With the continuing economic strain caused by COVID-19 and the impact on local governments, it is more important than ever for Gov. Wolf to refrain from further unfunded mandates,’’ said Commissioner Mike Pries. “I’m proud of how our election staff and volunteers rose to the challenge, but the fact is that added expenses forced on us by the state make it tougher every year to hold the line on property taxes.’’

Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III praised the county’s department heads, judges, and row officers for their continued efforts to reign in expenses.

“Holding the line on taxes for 16 years is a team effort, and I want to thank everyone at the county who helped make this possible,’’ Hartwick said. “This budget balances fiscal responsibility with the need to serve and protect our most vulnerable residents.

Among the steps taken to balance the 2021 budget:

• The Commissioners used $7.5 million of the $25.1 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to balance the budget. Most of the CARES Act funding -- $17 million – went to help municipalities, small businesses, and nonprofits.

• The county expects to receive about $1.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for countywide coronavirus-related expenses.

• Furloughs and leaving vacant positions unfilled saved about $5.5 million in 2020.

• Self-insuring for health care saved $3.9 million in 2020 and is expected to save $500,000 in 2021.

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𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝𝐠𝐞” 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐛 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞-...
12/09/2020

𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐝𝐠𝐞” 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐛 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞-𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲’𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬’ 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.

Recognized by the Commissioners for their exemplary public service were:

𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧, 𝐋𝐚𝐰 𝐄𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: Walborn, described by his peers as a true “cop’s cop,” will retire in March as a detective from the county’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID). A U.S. Army veteran, before joining CID, Walborn was a Harrisburg police officer and a member of the county Crisis Response Team (CRT). As a CRT member, he showed extraordinary heroism in a stand-off and gun battle in Hall Manor in 2012.

𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: Vance has served as Steelton’s fire chief since 1998 and as member of the department for almost 50 years. Vance’s career with the borough’s fire service began with the Baldwin Fire Company, which later merged with several other Steelton-area departments.

𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐄𝐌𝐒 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: Miller has served as the Williamstown Area EMS chief for 15 years and is a field training officer for the Harrisburg police, where he was an officer for two decades. He is a former county 911 dispatcher and had the honor of serving under Craig Webb while working for the Lower Swatara Township EMS.
Walborn and Vance were unable to attend today’s ceremony and will receive their plaque and proclamation at a later date.

“These three men are heroes, and during this pandemic, the magnitude of their selflessness is magnified,” said 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, who has oversight of the county Emergency Management Agency. “These awardees remind us of the daily sacrifices of all of our police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, who drop everything at a moment’s notice to help others.”

Winners of the award, established in 2005, are selected by the local police, fire and EMS councils. The names of award recipients are displayed on a memorial plaque, which hangs at the county's Emergency Management Agency.

“If you add up the years, we are witnessing more than a century of remarkable public service,” said 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟 𝐇𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞. “These three are everyday heroes who often go unrecognized, but who answer the call at all hours of the day and night, and then go above and beyond the call of duty.”

𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐏. 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐤, 𝐈𝐈𝐈, a Steelton native, said Chief Vance embodies the borough’s fire department's spirit.

“I know Chief Vance well, and he is a fixture in our town,” Hartwick said. “All three honorees are the best of the badge. We are grateful for their willingness to serve.”

The Webb awards are presented to exceptional area first responders who exemplify the spirit of Craig Webb, who died suddenly during the 2004 holiday season. Webb’s distinguished career included service as a firefighter and chief of paramedics in Lower Swatara Township, a Dauphin Borough police officer, and a Dauphin County deputy co

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 $𝟏.𝟏𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬...
12/04/2020

𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 $𝟏.𝟏𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬

HARRISBURG, PA (Dec. 4, 2020) – Small businesses and nonprofits beginning today can apply for $1.15 million in grant funding to help with coronavirus-related expenses as part of a program launched by the Dauphin County Commissioners.

• The online application for the Dauphin County COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program will be available at www.dauphincounty.org/government/departments/community_and_economic_development.

• Applications must be filed by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

• For more information about the program, administered by Dauphin County Community and Economic Development, please contact Debra Laudenslager at [email protected] or 717-780-6250.

“We are thankful that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provided the second round of grants to help small businesses and nonprofits, who are still struggling,’’ said Commissioner Mike Pries. “Applicants can receive up to $20,000 or three months of operating expenses, whichever is less.”

Eligible businesses or nonprofits must be located in the county and have 100 or fewer employees. Applicants must also serve a low-to-moderate income area or employ 51 percent or more low-to-moderate income workers.

While applicants that received previous coronavirus-related assistance can still apply, the amount of funding previously received will be considered in awarding grants.

“The pandemic continues to be a hardship, especially for smaller businesses and charities,’’ said board Chairman Jeff Haste. “We appreciate how important their services and jobs are to our community and want to do what we can to help them keep the doors open.’’

In the spring, the Commissioners awarded $10,000 and $20,000 grants to more than 70 businesses through an initial HUD funding round. Additionally, in October and November, the Commissioners presented $17 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to 20 municipalities, 190 small businesses, and 71 nonprofits.

“We especially encourage those businesses and nonprofits that have not already received some assistance to apply,’’ said Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III. “While we cannot replace all the losses and expenses caused by the pandemic, we hope the relief we provide can keep them going until everything is at least somewhat back to normal.’’

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𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚, 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜.-- Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, ...
11/26/2020

𝙒𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚, 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜.

-- Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III

Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III want to thank all our staff -- especially those on the ...
11/25/2020
Dauphin County avoids property tax increases in 2021

Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III want to thank all our staff -- especially those on the front lines delivering vital services.

Their hard work also made it possible for us to announce today that we are holding the line on taxes for the 16th straight year. We understand many in our county are struggling financially, and we were determined to do all we could not to add to their economic burden.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

https://www.abc27.com/news/dauphin-county-avoids-property-tax-increases-in-2021/

On Wednesday morning the Dauphin County Commissioners unveiled a $191.4 million preliminary budget for 2021 that maintains core services and doesn’t increase taxes for the 16th year in a row.

Not sure how to pick your #Medicare coverage during open enrollment? Our counselors can help! Call Dauphin County Area A...
11/24/2020

Not sure how to pick your #Medicare coverage during open enrollment? Our counselors can help! Call Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging at 717-780-6167 for your appointment. http://bit.ly/DauphinCountyAAA #dauphincounty #openenrollment

𝐃𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐧-𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚...
11/20/2020

𝐃𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐃𝐚𝐮𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐧-𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐍𝐨𝐯. 𝟐𝟑

𝘿𝙧𝙤𝙥-𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙗𝙤𝙭 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙣-𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨; 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙡 𝙛𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚

HARRISBURG, PA (Friday, Nov. 20, 2020) – Following new state guidance in the wake of the COVID-19 resurgence, the Dauphin County Prothonotary’s Office will only handle in-person civil filings by appointment and is suspending passport services until further notice.

• Most filings can be made using the drop box located outside the Dauphin County Courthouse's main entrance or mailing the paperwork to: Dauphin County Prothonotary, 101 Market Street, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

• Filings received via the drop box between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. are timestamped the same day. Those received after the close of business hours are stamped the following business day.

• For emergency filings or to schedule an appointment for in-person filing, please contact the office at 717.780.6520.

“We are limiting public interaction in keeping with state Department of Health and Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts guidance,’’ said county Prothonotary Matt Krupp. “With the coronavirus resurgence, we want to do all we can to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.’’

To further limit interaction, Krupp said he reluctantly decided to suspend the office’s popular passport application and renewal service – a “one-stop-shop’’ where customers can also get their picture taken.

“I apologize for any inconvenience these changes cause, and I hope we can get back to normal operations soon,’’ Krupp said. “Given the rising number of COVID-19 cases, at this point, we feel erring on the side of caution over convenience is the responsible choice.’’

We want to thank our veterans today and every day for their dedication on behalf of our country. The freedoms we enjoy a...
11/11/2020

We want to thank our veterans today and every day for their dedication on behalf of our country. The freedoms we enjoy are due to their service and sacrifice.

As we celebrate Veterans Day, Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries, and George P. Hartwick, III remind those who served that the county’s Veterans Affairs office is ready to help them receive the benefits they are due. Our office helped 45 local veterans secure $3.1 million in medical and pension benefits in the last fiscal year.

Please visit www.DauphinCounty.org/Veterans or call (717) 780-6357 and learn more about how our Veterans Affairs office can help you.

Thank you for your service!

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