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). 
July 9, 2021 marks 13 days in a row with no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Clinton County, including the zip code of the City of Lock Haven. All zip codes within the county currently have a 7-day positivity of 0.0% and all but the City of Lock Haven have a 14-day incidence rate of 0 per 100,000.
The city is expected to enter that category on July 10, 2021 barring any new cases reported on July 10.
This is the first time since county-level reporting began on April 6, 2021, and at zip code level on April 18, 2021 that both the city and county have returned to a status of being “COVID-Free.” Daily reporting of this information will be suspended until the incidence rate or positivity rate were to return to a “high” level.

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, July 19, 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.

Lock Haven City Council will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-03 approving collection procedures and adopting schedule of attorney fees as an amendment to Sections 328-11 (Sewer) and 394-7 (Water) of the City Code.  Residents may view a copy of the ordinance by visiting the city’s website at lockhavenpa.gov.

Council will receive public comments in writing in advance of the meeting by emailing manager@lockhavenpa.gov or in person at its regular meeting at 7 PM on Monday, July 12, 2021 in the first floor Council Chambers of City Hall, after which it will determine during that meeting the adoption of the ordinance.

Lock Haven City Council will consider Ordinance No. 2021-04 establishing the currently private street of “First Quality Drive” and establishing it as a city street.  Council will hold a public hearing as part of its regular meeting at 7PM on Monday, July 12, 2021, in the first floor Council Chambers of City Hall (20 E. Church Street, Lock Haven, PA).  Council will receive public comments at the meeting and residents may also provide written comments in support or objection by emailing manager@lockhavenpa.gov or by mail to Attn:  City Manager, 20 E Church Street, Lock Haven, PA  17745.

After taking into consideration all public comments, Council will consider the adoption of the Ordinance making First Quality Drive a city street at its regular meeting at 7PM on July 19, 2021, at that same location as the meeting held July 12.

A copy of the proposed ordinance and deed of dedication can be viewed here.


The Residents of 320, 334 & 336 East Bald Eagle Street and 17 N. Pine Street may be at increased risk for Microbial Contamination.  On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, we experienced a loss of positive water pressure due to 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. 



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



City of Lock Haven FY 2021 CDBG Program

Notice is hereby given by the City of Lock Haven that it will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, July 12 at 6:30 P.M. in Lock Haven Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall, 20 E Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745. 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 City Planning Department office 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at TTY 711, 570-893-5903, or aroberts@lockhavenpa.gov.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in general, the needs of the City of Lock Haven, the City’s performance under the previously funded CDBG Program years, and to discuss the required Three – Year Community Development Plan of the City of Lock Haven.

The City of Lock Haven is expected to receive an allocation of approximately $322,441 of FY 2021 CDBG funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At least 70% of the available funding must be used for activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% low-moderate income persons in the service area to qualify as a low-moderate income project. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has announced the application submission deadline of October 28, 2021.

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program: water and sewer line replacement and improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction of affordable housing; construction/reconstruction of public/community facilities; recreational facilities; public services that are new or provide quantifiable increases in the delivery of services; street improvements; historic preservation; removal of architectural barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition and relocation; clearance and demolition; and general administration, planning, audit if required, and preparation of the CDBG application.

If the City of Lock Haven would undertake activities that result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the City’s policy for minimizing such displacement would be in effect. The City of Lock Haven is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of the use of CDBG funds.

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the Public Hearing and/or to present written comments concerning the needs of the City of Lock Haven’s proposed CDBG Program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG Program in general. Proposals and comments may be submitted to Attn: Abigail Roberts, City Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 by July 13 at 4:00.

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:




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.

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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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