The Department of Banking and Securities' main office is located in Market Square Plaza at 17 North Second Street in Harrisburg. Our offices are located on the 1st floor, 11th, 13th and 15th floors of the building. Parking is available in the Walnut Street Parking Garage during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).
To access the Walnut Street Parking Garage, turn right from Second Street onto Market Street (between the bus station and the Hilton Hotel). Get into the left lane and turn left onto Court Street (alley) directly behind the Hilton. Go straight through the stop sign and turn left into the garage entrance. Be sure to take a ticket at the top of the ramp.
You may park in any available space on any odd level of the Walnut Street Parking Garage. DO NOT enter the “Monthly Card Holders Only” gate to the left upon entering the Walnut Street Parking Garage.
To get to our offices from the parking garage while remaining inside:
Take the parking garage elevator to Level A (Strawberry Arcade). When you exit the elevator, go up the stairs. Make a right and go through the sliding glass door entry into the Hilton. Proceed to the end of the hallway. At the Hilton Gift Shop make a right. Make an immediate left and follow the hallway around to a small alcove on the right with elevators (there are meeting rooms on your left). Take the elevator to the Ground level. At the Ground level, get off the elevator and see the security guard at the station in the lobby of the building. He will give you access to the floor you need.
Alternatively, take the parking garage elevator to the street level and make a right out of the elevators. Proceed through the exit and you will now be in the same alley behind the Hilton and under the parking garage from which you accessed the ramp to the garage. Turn left as you exit, then turn right at your first opportunity. This will bring you out onto Second Street between the Hilton and our building. The entrance to our building is on the right.
Short Term Visits
The Department of Banking and Securities will validate visitors parking tickets in the 13th floor Fiscal and Support Services
Division. This allows for up to two hours complimentary parking. The Walnut Street Parking Garage will charge standard market parking rates for any time over the initial two hours.
If you will be visiting the Department of Banking and Securities for an extended period of time, you may want to inquire about obtaining access cards for the parking garage and our offices. Both access cards may be picked up at the Department of Banking and Securities one business day prior to the day of need. To obtain an access card, please visit the Department of Banking and Securities, Fiscal and Support Services Division, 17 North Second Street, 13th Floor, Harrisburg, PA, or call Amy Fritz at 717-346-9344. Access cards must be returned to the Department of Banking and Securities at time of departure.
Use the garage access card to enter the Walnut Street Parking Garage. Proceed directly to the Market Square Plaza Parking Garage entry point on Level 9 and use the access card at the gate. (DO NOT enter the "Monthly Card Holders Only" gate to the left upon entering the Walnut Street Parking Garage).
Please note that you must use the garage access card at all gates in the garage.
The building access card should be used to enter the elevator lobby in the center of the garage. You will use the card again inside the elevator to reach appropriate floor. You must sign in at the receptionist’s desk as soon as you arrive. If the receptionist is unavailable, visitors should use the phone and directory provided to contact their party.