Pay Taxes Online
Hello and welcome to the City of Erie Treasurer Office Department's official Web site. The Treasurer's Office handles the great responsibility of collecting and depositing all revenue that the City receives. The City Treasurer is elected by the citizens in the City of Erie.
The City Treasurer is authorized by law and local political subdivision to be the collection agent for City, School and County Real Estate Taxes. The local political subdivisions for who the tax is collected compensate the Treasurer and his/her staff for the cost of collections.
We also offer audio cassettes tax bills for the visual impaired, and have a TDD phone available for the hearing impaired. These may be obtained by calling 870-1214 a few days in advance.
The City of Erie imposes a tax on all real estate in the City. The Erie County Assessment Bureau determines the value of the property on which taxes must be paid.
Real Estate Tax bills for the City, School and County, are generally sent out annually by the middle of January for the current year all together in one envelope.
If you have a mortgage and your property taxes are escrowed, your tax bill should be mailed by you, to your mortgage company for payment from your escrow fund.
If property has been sold and you receive a bill in error, please forward bill to the new owner or return to the City Treasurer's Office with any information you may have.
IF MAILING ADDRESS ON TAX BILLS IS INCORRECT PLEASE SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE ERIE COUNTY ASSESSMENT BUREAU, 140 WEST 6TH STREET - ROOM 104, ERIE, PA 16501-1097.
LOCAL TAX COLLECTION LAW
Act of May 25, 1945, P.L. 1050, No. 394
Section 7. Effect of Failure to Receive Tax Notice.
"Failure to receive tax notice shall not relieve any taxpayer from the payment of any taxes imposed by any taxing district, and such taxpayer shall be charged with his taxes as though he had received notice."