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, November 8, 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. 


The City Council of Lock Haven will hold its final hearing on the 2022 proposed budget on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 7 o’clock p.m. in the first floor Council Chambers of City Hall (20 E Church Street, Lock Haven, PA).  Following the public hearing, Council will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-11 adopting the 2022 fiscal year budget and Ordinance No. 2021-12 setting the millage for real estate tax.

Ordinance No. 2021-12 represents a 9% increase in overall millage increasing the rate on “land” to 28.0 mills and “improvements” to 6.1 mills.  The median household will see an increase of the equivalent to $6.42 per month.  About 60% of the parcels in the city will see a similar increase.  When removing the top 25 commercial and/or industrial properties (largest taxpayer), the average property will pay $6.92 per month ($83 per year) more in RE Tax to the city in 2022 than in 2021.  Since the last RE Tax increase in 2015, the city has lost 3% in assessed real estate value, primarily driven by property purchases by tax-exempt entities; while the cumulative price increases due to inflation since 2015 have been more than a 15% increase.  A copy of the 2022 Budget Book as well as the proposed ordinances are available at lockhavenpa.gov or in person at City Hall.


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:


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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.

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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