Welcome to the City of Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Erie is a Community of Choice.
We celebrate our:
  • Diverse cultures,
  • Welcoming, vibrant neighborhoods,
  • World-class downtown and bayfront,
  • Schools of excellence, and
  • Abundance of family-sustaining jobs.
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We are looking for feedback on Celebrate Erie 2018, and are asking you to please take a few minutes to complete the survey here

The survey should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please be assured that your answers will be treated confidentiality. After you have submitted this survey, you will be entered into a cash drawing. We will be selecting THREE winners to win $200 each. Winners will be drawn on August 31st and notified via email.


The Erie County maintenance schedule for the week of August 13th, 2018 is:

Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name
Seal Coat Leboeuf Township SR 2005 Sturgis Road
Seal Coat Union Township SR 2007  Shreve Ridge Road
SR 2010 Concord Road
Seal Coat Concord Township SR 2014 Hammond Road
SR 2018 Lovell Road
SR 0089 Route 89
Manual Patching Franklin Township SR 0098 Route 98
Manual Patching Springfield Township SR 0090 I-90
Manual Patching City of Erie SR 4017 Pittsburgh Avenue
Manual Patching Summit Township SR 0090 I-90
Manual Patching Greenfield Township SR 0089 Route 89
Shoulder Cutting Edinboro Borough SR 3006 Rout 6N Road
Shoulder Cutting Washington Township SR 3014 Old State Road
Shoulder Cutting Franklin Township SR 3008 Crane Street
Crack Sealing Waterford Township SR 0197 Waterford Street
Crack Sealing Summit Township SR 0019 Peach Street
Drain Cleaning Venango Township SR 0474 Jamestown Road
Drain Cleaning Conneaut Township SR 3003 Barney Road
Drain Cleaning Platea Borough SR 3031 Peach Street
Drain Cleaning Springfield Township SR 0005 West Lake Road
Bridge Repair McKean Township SR 4011 Grubb Road
SR 4103 Bargain Road
Pipe Replacement Greene Township SR 1001 Lake Pleasant Road

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Erie County Maintenance Office at (814) 871-4411.


Plans for the Bayfront Connector (Route 290) and Buffalo Road Ramp Improvement Project in the City of Erie are available to view on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) website, here.

The post includes copies of the boards shared with the public during a plans display on July 31 at the McKinley Elementary School in the city’s East Side neighborhood. The comment form for the project is also available online through August 10 here

The project is focused on improving mobility and safety at the intersection. Plans include realigning the Bayfront Connector ramp onto Buffalo Street as a two-way street. Pedestrian safety improvements will be made on the Bayfront Connector, Buffalo Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue. The city-owned bike trail will also be realigned as part of the project.

 The work is expected to be completed during the 2019 construction season.

Some bulky items cannot be thrown away because they are too big to fit in a trash bag or your trash container.

The City of Erie will pick up many bulky items as a free service to its current residential refuse customers. Collection is limited to regular household trash. For example: a COUCH, CHAIR, MATTRESS, LAMP, TABLE, DRESSER, etc.

City refuse customers may schedule to place ONE to THREE ITEMS curbside on their normal refuse night by calling 870-1550 between 08:30am and 04:30pm weekdays. NO BULKY ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED UNLESS THE RESIDENT SCHEDULES COLLECTION and RECEIVES A CONFIRMATION NUMBER. Setting items out without a confirmation number or on other times is considered illegal dumping and violators will receive a citation. All other Recycling & Refuse guidelines remain in effect.

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A Summer Welcome from Mayor Joe Schember
I enjoy every season in Erie, and summer is no exception. There are so many events, programs and opportunities to take advantage of this summer throughout our city. From basketball and swimming to theater and golf, I encourage everyone to find a park, an organization or a summer program to experience this summer.

Citizen Response Center

(Call 814-870-1111)
Fill out the online form here.
Or send us a message on Facebook here.

The Citizen Response Center is available to anyone who would like to submit a Complaint, Concern, Compliment, or just has a General Question. An example of each includes:
  • Complaint - My garbage was not picked up.
  • Concern - There is water bubbling up from the street.
  • Compliment - The renovation in Perry Square looks great! Nice job!
  • Question - Where can I obtain a vendor permit?

Pothole Hotline

(Call 814-870-1340)

Large Item Pickup

(Call 814-870-1550)

City Links

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Garbage Delinquencies

Garbage Delinquencies
Please Note: This list is dated August 1st, 2018.

Job Openings

Job Openings

Regional Partnerships and Events

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