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). 

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

 Covid-19 information and resource page

There will be a regular meeting of Council on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  This meeting will be live streamed and available to view on the City’s Facebook and Youtube pages. A copy of the agenda is available here.


Notice is hereby given that the City of Lock Haven will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 P.M. on Monday, September 27 at Lock Haven City Hall Council Chambers, 20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen views and comments on the City’s proposed use of $322,441 in Federal Fiscal Year 2021 CDBG funds and to receive any complaints or grievances regarding the City’s CDBG funds. This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the CDBG Administrator office 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at 570-893-5903, TTY 771, or aroberts@lockhavenpa.gov to make such arrangements. 
Details regarding the hearing can be found here.

Boil Water Advisory

The Residents of 235-250 E Keller Street.  may be at increased risk for Microbial Contamination.  On Saturday, October 16, 2021, we experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to a main break

The Residents of 25 E. Keller St.,305-321 & 401-409 McElhattan Ave., 12-18 Valleyview Rd. and 323 Nittany Rd.  may be at increased risk for Microbial Contamination.  On Friday, October 15, 2021, we experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to a main break.  

Residents should not drink the water without boiling it first.  Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using; or use bottled water.  You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.

We will inform you when all corrective actions have been completed and when you no longer need to boil your water.  For more information, please contact the Water Department at 570-893-5909. 

            The City will be conducting Leaf Pick-Up this season from 12:00 Midnight until 8:00 A.M.
using the sweeper route schedule.

This program will be in effect from Monday, November 8, 2021 through Thursday, November 18, 2021. 
Residents are requested to sweep their leaves onto the streets on the day before their street is scheduled for sweeping.  That day is listed on signs on each street indicating that parking is prohibited from 12:30AM to 6:30AM.  This will be allowable only on these dates.  Anyone putting leaves onto the streets before or after these days could be cited and fined.  Residents are encouraged to use this method rather than bagging leaves. 
Leaves should be placed in the gutter or between the curb and sidewalk.

            For those unable to sweep leaves to the street, bagged leaves will be picked up on Monday and Tuesday, November 8 & 9, 2021 and Monday and Tuesday, November 15 & 16, 2021 prior to 8AM.  Bags must be placed at the curbside for pick-up.  Bags must weigh no more than 50 lbs.

            Sunset Pines leaf pick-up has been scheduled for November 16-18, 2021, daylight hours.  Residents are requested to rake their leaves onto the shoulder of the road on these days only prior to 8AM.


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: 570-893-5909
  • 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. 
  • BY DROP BOX – We have two drop boxes available for your convenience.  One is located beside the handicap entrance in front of City Hall. (far right corner of the building, black box with silver handle)  This drop box can be used 24/7.  We also have a drop box located in the entry way of City Hall.  (use front steps) This drop box can be used Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:00, 1:00-4:30.  Cash, Checks, and Money orders are accepted in both drop boxes.

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




The City of Lock Haven is hiring a Watershed Manager to oversee the city’s more than 5,290 acres of property set aside for the provision of a clean water supply.  The position includes environmental management, and planning for the use, preservation and recreation of the property that is currently enrolled as part of The Working Woodlands initiative with The Nature Conservancy.  The position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, ecology, geology or environmental management with concentrations in environmental or regional planning.  The successful candidate must also have experience working in geographic information systems (GIS).

Click here for a complete position description which includes the salary and benefits for the position. 

Resumes and applications must be submitted by September 17, 2021, at 5PM to

City of Lock Haven
HR:  Watershed Manager
20 E Church Street
Lock Haven, PA  17745

Or by email to hiring@lockhavenpa.gov



The City of Lock Haven is hiring a Chief Operator for its wastewater treatment plant that treats more than 2.1 million gallons of wastewater each day for 7 partners of the city.  The position includes the evaluation and supervision of treatment plant operators, oversight of the city’s industrial pretreatment program, and participation of the collection of and assessment of data for reporting to state and federal agencies.  The position requires a Department of Environmental Protection Class A Operator’s License, a valid PA drivers license, and knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and standards.

Click here for a complete position description which includes the salary and benefits for the position.

Resumes, applications, and copies of licenses and certificates must be submitted by September 17, 2021, at 5PM to

City of Lock Haven
HR:  Chief Operator
20 E Church Street
Lock Haven, PA  17745

Or by email to hiring@lockhavenpa.gov

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The city of Lock Haven shall not discriminate in hiring, job assignments, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  The city of Lock Haven shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

If there are any questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace, they can be brought to the attention of the City Manager. Concerns and reports can be made without fear of reprisal. Anyone found engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination can be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

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