640 Eshelman Street, Highspire, Pennsylvania, 17034
Phone: 717-939-3303 Fax: 717-939-3371
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome to the official website of the Borough of Highspire, Highspire Pennsylvania. We are located in Dauphin County just 6 miles south of Harrisburg. The 2010 Census recorded the Borough's population at 2,399 residents. We invite you to visit our friendly community and enjoy our small town atmosphere.
Building and Zoning Information
Please read before starting any project...
The Borough would like to remind residents and property owners that permits are required to repair, construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a building or structure; change the use or occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, exit, or sanitary provisions; or to install or alter any plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment or systems. In accordance with Act 45 as mandated by the state of Pennsylvania, Highspire Borough has passed an ordinance adopting the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) as the standard for building, construction, remodeling, and repairs.
The following is a quick list of items requiring a permit. Other items may be included which are not listed. Please check with the Codes/Zoning Department before beginning any work.
**As a reminder; all contractors who perform more than $5,000 of work each year must register their business or themselves with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.
The intent of the Borough's Building Codes and Zoning laws are to ensure public safety, health, and welfare. An application for a permit is to be filed with the Code Enforcement Officer and no work shall commence until a permit is issued.
NEW PROCESS TO RECEIVE A WOODY WASTE PERMIT
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life these are challenging times for us all. Right now, we are doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. We are trying to eliminate staff from having to interact face to face with residents to protect staff and residents from the Coronavirus. To receive a Woody Waste Permit please do the following:
Mail or drop off payment in the drop box to the right of the front doors. Include your name, address and phone number with your payment. The permit will then be mailed to you.
Please do not wait until the week of the Woody Waste opening to request a permit. We will not be issuing permits at the office, only through mail. The Woody Waste is open on Wednesday's from 3:00 p.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Please call the Borough Office at 717-939-3303 should you have any questions.
Although the Municipal Building is still open, the front lobby is closed to the public until further notice.
If you need to make a sewer payment, please place your payment in the drop box to the right of the doors. A receipt will then be mailed to you. You can also mail in your payment or pay online.
If you have any questions or need to speak with the office staff, have a delivery or need a building permit please call 717-939-3303.
*** You can also find building permits on the website under Codes & Zoning. ***
See the below link to a PowerPoint presentation that the Department of Revenue gave to PICPA regarding the pandemic and their responses to it.
Please click here for information on how to obtain a roll off dumpster with Republic Services.
Important information from the Highspire EOC regarding the Coronavirus.
Please click here to see the signed PA Governor’s Disaster Declaration.
Please click here to see the Coronavirus Situation Report. This report is updated daily.
Please find the latest link for schools and childcare programs here.
The following locations will have food drops for students 18 and under:
Memorial Park Concession Stand - Highspire
Mount Zion (2nd & Locust) - Steelton
New Hope - (2nd & Mohn) - Steelton
Park @ 4th & P Street - Steelton (East End)
Lunches are available on Monday's and Thursday's 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The next day's breakfast will be issued with lunch. Bags will contain perishables so they will need to be refrigerated.
Pay your sewer bills online!
To pay online select; Borough Departments, Public Works, Sewer Department and Pay Online.
For more information and links regarding Stormwater Management please select Borough Departments and then select Public Works.
Purchase your Dog License Online
Highspire residents can now log onto PADogLicense.com to purchase dog licenses through this secure site using their credit card, debit card, or checking account. Dog owners who register their dogs through the online site will be able to print a paper license immediately. The numbered metal tag will be mailed to the dog owner a few days following the online purchase. Licenses run with the calendar year and must be renewed annually. Lifetime licenses are also available but must be purchased directly from the Treasurer's Office.