Notice of water rate increases
Notice of a two-step rate water rate increase was given in 2018 after a public hearing and approval of Ordinance 2017-09 (Codified Ordinance 905). The first step, a 5% increase, began in April 2019. The second step, a 29% increase, became effective during the November 2020 billing cycle. The rate increase is applied only to the water service portion of customers' bills, not to the sewer service portion. Read more here.
Amended 13 Nov 2020
Governor Jim Justice has issued Executive Order 77-20, which amends the Statewide Indoor Face Covering Requirement as follows:
This order takes effect at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, 14 November 2020. Click here to read Executive Order 77-20.
Harpers Ferry welcomes visitors to our tiny, historic, amazing town. Please remember that Harpers Ferry is a real town with families, senior citizens, children and pets who hope that the multitude of people who come to experience our history and beautiful scenery will respect the property, health and safety of our residents.
To ensure that your visit is pleasant and successful, please consider the following information:
The National Park Service has opened its large parking lot at Cavalier Heights but offers no bus service into town at this time. If you park there you will have to walk about 2 miles to get to town. If you wish to park in Harpers Ferry, you need to download the ParkMobile app to your phone. Paid parking is available on Washington Street in upper town Harpers Ferry, and along Potomac street in lower town. Some visitors may have difficulty getting a wi-fi signal at first, so try moving slightly away from your parking spot. If you can’t get a signal and don’t want a parking citation, you should consider finding a different place to park. Do not block driveways, mailboxes, or fire hydrants. Parking is not allowed in the residential side streets or the streets that parallel the main street through town. Heed the “Residential Parking Only” signs if you do not want a parking citation.
The National Park Service has adopted a “Leave No Trace” policy, which means that visitors must be prepared to dispose of their trash by carrying it out of the park when leaving. There are no trash or recycling receptacles on Park property. If you accidently drop something on the ground, please be considerate and pick it up. Facemasks can easily fall out of your pocket and they are especially unsafe for other people to have to pick up. A limited number of trash receptacles are found along the commercial side of Potomac Street that are maintained by the town.
The National Park Service has reopened its public restrooms along Shenandoah Street. Public restrooms at the train station remain closed. Please do not relieve yourselves in the woods or on private property or in backyards. Not only is it illegal, but it is a serious health and safety concern for visitors and residents alike.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Harpers Ferry.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park CLOSED
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park announces that following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, the following Park buildings and services are temporarily closed as of 18 March 2020:
Park trails remain open at this time. Updates will be posted at the Park's Current Conditions webpage.
Notice of vacancies on boards of Town government
The Corporation of Harpers Ferry is actively seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards of the Town government:
Those individuals interested in seeking appointment to any of these commissions should send a letter of interest to the Town Clerk at email@example.com.
Information on paid parking in Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry has instituted three paid parking zones to improve safety and better regulate the very limited parking within the Corporation. Two of the zones, 7510 and 7520, are on Washington Street (Alt. U.S. 340). The third is on Potomac Street in Lower Town. The cost for parking is $1.00 per hour in Zone 7510, $2.00 per hour in Zone 7520, and $3.00 per hour in Zone 7515. Parking may be purchased in half-hour segments. Payment may be made using the Parkmobile cell phone app. To use Parkmobile, open the app, enter zone number, select amount of time desired, and pay by major credit card or PayPal. Visitors may find it easier to download the app to their cell phones before visiting Harpers Ferry to simplify their parking experience at the following link: http://us.parkmobile.com/mobile-apps.
Paid parking is strictly enforced in all three zones between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Violators may be fined and /or towed. Parking is free in all paid parking zones after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.
All sides streets within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry are parking by residential permit only. Violators may be fined and / or towed. Permits for residents and their guests may be purchased at Town Hall.
List of businesses licensed in Harpers Ferry
The Corporation maintains a list of operators and companies licensed to perform business in Harpers Ferry. To review the list, click here.
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“The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature... worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1783
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