CodeRED – Emergency and General Notification Service for the City of Harrisburg

To change your preferences, please click on the “CodeRED” and then personalize your message delivery options.  We will be sending out emergency and general notifications, you have the option of receiving just the Emergency notifications if you wish.  ALSO NOTE:  These phone calls will be coming from the service in which we are using, NOT a phone number from City Hall.  If you miss the call and receive a message and/or choose to listen to the message a second time, you will call the number provided by the service or log on to our city website.  PLEASE do not call City Hall, as we will only be able to refer you to the phone number or website as well.


The City of Harrisburg has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Harrisburg’s emergency communications outreach to both citizens and City personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents.  Learn how the CodeRED Emergency Notification system works.

There are two types of CodeRED announcements; Emergency Notices (Snow alert, boil water alert, water main break, gas leak) and General Announcements (City events, clean up day, etc.).

The City of Harrisburg will be using both of these types of notifications, however, we will not be using CodeRED for weather watches and warnings (we will leave that to the National Weather Service to provide weather-related announcements and warnings).  Residents are encouraged to watch media reports, utilize weather radios, and National Weather Service cell phone warnings.  CodeRED may be used in the aftermath of a weather event to alert the public to road closures and snow alerts, etc.

The initial database of residential telephone numbers is provided by CodeRED, however all residents living within Harrisburg city limits are encouraged to visit and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.

If you would prefer not to be notified regarding the general announcements, please go to the CodeRED site and while registering your phone number you may sign up just for the Emergency notifications and you then will only receive those.  

Click on the image below to sign in and update your notification preferences.  There is also a mobile app that can be downloaded by going to your app store.  This is free for the 1st month and then there is a 99 cent yearly subscription fee.