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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The City of Erie will once again mail renewal applications to all households currently issued a 2018 Dog License. Owners can easily update information as necessary and return the renewal application, along with payment and a self addressed stamped envelope to: City of Erie Dog License Renewal 626 State Street – Room 105 Erie, PA 16501. The database will be updated and tags mailed out immediately.

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In an effort to encourage families to shop small the Saturday after Thanksgiving, The City of Erie has teamed up with the Erie Downtown Partnership and EMTA.


The Small Business Saturday shopping events scheduled for Nov. 24 include:

- Erie Handmade Fair, which is coordinated by Michelle Chylinski

-  Made in Erie Marketplace, which is run by BEST

- Artisan Vendors at the Cashier’s House, a partnership between Erie Arts and Culture, which is identifying the vendors and EDDC, which is providing the space

-  Warner Winter Wonderland Art & Craft Show

- Shops at the Renaissance Centre - Cake Zen, Nora’s Soap Scents, Monacella Massage, and Isaac Baker

-  Attic Rehab Holiday Open House at PACA, 1501 State, 5 to 9 p.m.

We have created a digital map listing participating businesses/events happening downtown for Small Business Saturday.

We have also coordinated with EMTA to provide a free trolley service for shoppers that will begin at 10 a.m.  The first loop will begin at 10:00 at the Warner Winter Wonderland and loop to the Church of the Nativity Community Center and back.  The second loop will begin at the Renaissance Center at 11 a.m. and loop to the various locations, ending at the Polish Falcons at approximately 5:15 p.m. At 5:15, the trolley will leave the Polish Falcons and do the loop in reverse.


The Erie Downtown Partnership helped to identify additional participating organizations and retail businesses, including:

-  Glass Growers Gallery

-  Ember + Forge

-  Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe

-  Erie Art Museum

-  ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum

-  Attic Rehab

-  Clayspace

-  D’Hopkins Denniston Fine Art Gallery and Boutique


2019 Preliminary Budget & The City of Erie's 5-Year Financial Projections

As a reminder, the City’s winter odd-even parking regulations go into effect on Thursday, November 1st 2018 and will continue through Sunday, March 31st 2019. During this time, parking will be permitted only on one side of the street in designated areas, depending on the date and whether it is an odd or even numbered day. This regulation will be in effect from 8:00 AM until 4 PM on weekdays unless there is a snow emergency declared.

The City of Erie Investment Prospectus is intended for individuals and corporations looking to invest capital gains in our city’s eight Opportunity Zones.  The City of Erie is committed to getting it into the hands of wealth advisors, investment bankers, accountants, private equity firms, family offices, venture capital firms, angel investment groups, and social impact investors at a local, regional, and national level. 

Investors, outside investors in particular, want the top line messages of what makes our city compelling.  This prospectus lays out the main selling points that investors should know upfront –

Why Should They Invest in Erie?  

You’ll find in this document that we believe there are a multitude of reasons to invest in Erie.  But we’ve identified the following as our main selling points:

  • The nearly $750 capital investment we’ve seen across all sectors, Private, Philanthropic, and Public sector
  • Our Bayfront and our water. And those corresponding assets
  • 23,000 University students that live in Erie at any given time
  • Our Secure Smart City in coordination and partnership with the Erie Innovation District
  • The over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial and residential property prime for redevelopment

In addition to those headline grabbing reasons to invest in Erie, we feature what we call illustrative investment opportunities – or shovel ready projects.  This list is in no way exhaustive.  But we’ve attempted to best identify to the shovel ready projects, or intermediates in place to help investors identify viable investment opportunities, whether that be in operating businesses, startup businesses, mixed-use development, affordable housing, or industrial redevelopment. 

Citizen Response Center

(Call 814-870-1111)
CityGrows - Citizen Response Center

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

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... or call 814-870-1550

City Links

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Garbage Delinquencies

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

Job Openings

Job Openings

Regional Partnerships and Events

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