Public Notice – Stage II Drought Emergency Proclamation

On Friday, October 13, 2023, the Mayor of the City of Lock Haven issued an emergency proclamation declaring a STATE OF EMERGENCY for the water supply of the city’s and Suburban’s water customers due to depleting levels in the city’s reservoirs.  For more information visit including what mandatory prohibitions on water use are being put in place, visit the city’s 2023 Water Emergency webpage.

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There will be a regular meeting of City Council on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm. in Council Chambers of City Hall (20 E Church Street). This meeting will be live streamed and available to view on the City’s Facebook and Youtube pages.  A copy of the agenda will be available here and posted on the door of City Hall.

The City Council of Lock Haven will consider Ordinance No. 2023-12 amending Chapter 59 “Fire Department” of the City Code at its regular meeting on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7 o’clock p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall (20 E Church Street).  A copy of the ordinance is available for public review by visiting the city’s website at lockhavenpa.gov or in person upon request at City Hall.  Residents may provide comments in person at the December 4 meeting or by written correspondence if received by the City Manager before 4PM on Friday, December 1, 2023.

The City Council of Lock Haven will be meeting on the following dates to discuss the proposed 2024 City Budget as well as Ordinance No. 2023-12 adopting the 2024 budget and Ordinance No. 2023-13 setting the real estate millage for the 2024 fiscal (calendar) year:

Monday, November 27
Monday, December 4
Monday, December 11.

It is the intention of City Council to adopt the Ordinances during its December 11 meeting. Each meeting will be held at 7 o’clock p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall (20 E Church Street).  Residents may view the budget online here: 2024 Budget Book.

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Boil Water Advisory 

This message is for residents of 403-444 w. Main St, 222 & 354 N. Fourth St., and 344 W. Water St  On Monday, November 13, 2023 residents of this area were advised to boil water before using because of a main break.  We are pleased to report that the problem has been corrected and that it is no longer necessary to boil your water before using.  The break has been repaired and the water has been tested twice over a two-day period and is free of contamination.  Again, it is no longer necessary to boil your water before use.


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 plan are available at City Hall, Clinton County Piper Building, Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. office, and Annie Halenbake Ross Library.

To view the  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:


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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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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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