The City of Lock Haven is following public health advice to take precautionary measure to limit the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus SARS-CoV-2).  Balancing health and well-being with public service, the City strongly recommends social distancing and staying home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Click here to view the COVID-19 14-day daily infection & testing data for the City of Lock Haven.

The City of Lock Haven is still under a Declaration of Emergency, but with reduced restrictions under the PA Department of Health.  Due to the recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate, all City facilities are currently open by appointment only. 
All payments must be paid online or by mail. 

 Covid-19 information and resource page

There will be a regular meeting of Council on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm., over Zoom conference call.  This meeting will be live streamed and available to view on the City’s Facebook and Youtube pages.
A copy of Monday’s agenda is available here.

The City Council of Lock Haven will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-02 amending Chapter 340 (Garbage and refuse storage and disposal) and Chapter 386 (Vehicles, junked and abandoned) at its regular meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021.  The amendment will affect the enforcement of these two chapters by providing uniform enforcement of violations as currently appears in Chapter 194 (Brush, grass and weeds).  A copy of the proposed ordinance is available on the city’s website at www.lockhavenpa.gov or can be obtained at the front desk of City Hall. 

Any public comments on the proposed ordinance should be made in writing to manager@lockhavenpa.gov or Attn City Manager, 20 E Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745.  Members of the public interested in attending the May 17 regular meeting of City Council to discuss the proposed ordinance must contact the City Manager’s office to receive instructions on how to participate in the meeting which will be held remotely and broadcast live.


If you are a renter or landlord in Clinton County and need assistance with rent, water, electricity, sewer, trash removal, or heating fuel payments as a result of COVID-19, this program may be of interest to you. 

The guidelines and FAQs are available here: http://www.cchousingcoalition.org/

Please contact Clinton County Housing Authority at erapinfo@clintoncountyhousing.com with any questions.

City of Lock Haven’s Comprehensive Plan

Hard copies of the draft are available at City Hall, Clinton County Piper Building, Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. office, and Annie Halenbake Ross Library.

To view the draft plan, please visit the following link: http://mydo.cx/MWViN2Jj



How do I pay my Water/Sewer bill?

  • ONLINE – visit https://lockhaven.authoritypay.com/  You can pay with your checking account or your card.  You will need your account number and CID number to set up your account.  If you don’t have these handy, feel free to call us during business hours to provide this information. 
  • BY MAIL – Checks and Money orders can be mailed to 20 E Church St.  Lock Haven, PA 17745.  Checks and Money Orders should be made out to City of Lock Haven. 

The city also produces an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report that details source and detected sample results:




Fulltime Operator 1 starting at $19.76/hr. ($20.26/hr. after probation period)

The Operator I is the primary operator of some of the city’s largest equipment including backhoes, loaders, and other heavy trucks and equipment.  A CDL is required for the position and preference will be given to those with CDL Class A with H and N endorsements. Applications must be submitted by 3PM on Friday, May 21, 2020.

Fulltime Semiskilled Laborer starting at $19.11/hr. ($19.61/hr. after probation period)

The Semiskilled Laborer assists the Foremen and Operators in maintenance and construction projects throughout the year.  Must have a valid driver’s license and preference will be given to applicants who have a current Pesticide Applicator Certification, as well as experience in the installation and maintenance of water, sewer and/or stormwater utilities.  Applications must be submitted by 3PPM on Friday, May 21, 2020.

Part-time Summer Lifeguards starting at $12.50/hr.

Lifeguards must have current certification and staff and maintain the city beach facility in June, July and August.

Part-time Summer Recreation Leaders starting at $11.49/hr.

Supporting the summer recreation objectives of the city including Friday & Saturday Summer Concert series, park day events, weekly park ranger livestreams, and summer farmers market support.  This position is a temporary seasonal position and will work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks, or not more than 320 hours worked over a 12-week period. Applicants must be over 18, have a valid driver’s license and preference will be given to those enrolled in Recreation Management or similar field of study at university or post-secondary school.

Part-time Summer Laborers $11.49/hr.

The part-time summer workers assist in mowing grass, pulling & cutting weeds, painting, shoveling, clearing brush, trimming shrubs, and maintaining and cleaning grounds, offices and buildings.  This position is a temporary seasonal position and will work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks, or not more than 320 hours worked over a 12-week period. Candidates must have a valid PA driver’s license and be 18 years of age of older.

The City of Lock Haven is an equal opportunity employer.  For a complete job description for any of the above positions and applications click here.

View our financial data and compare us to other municipalities at GovRank.org

View our 2019 Water Quality Report


Select photos on this site are used by permission of local photographer David B. Kawchak.  For prints or to explore works by this local artist, visit his website.

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