City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Real Estate Registry — See 3rd Class § 1515 et seq. (53 P.S. § 36515 et seq.)
Power to tax — See 3rd Class § 2531 (53 P.S. § 37531).
Realty transfer tax — See BUS. REG. Art. 373.
County assessments — See 72 P.S. § 5342 et seq.
[Ord. 1479 § 1, passed 3-22-1898]
A registry of real estate is hereby established for the purpose of procuring accurate information in reference to the ownership of all real estate liable to municipal taxation and assessments in the City.
[Ord. 1479 § 3, passed 3-22-1898]
Certified copies under the hand of the City Engineer of any of the entries in the books of plans shall be furnished to any person desiring the same on prepayment of $0.25 for each certified copy of entries relating to one piece of property under a single title. Applicants for such certified copies must furnish written descriptions of the properties referred to, upon blanks which shall be furnished by the City Engineer. All monies received by the City Engineer from the aforesaid fees shall be paid into the City Treasury monthly.
[Ord. 73-1975 § 1, 2, passed 8-27-1975]
(a) 
The Assessment Bureau is hereby required to re-examine the status of all tax exempt properties in the City on a bi-annual basis.
(b) 
Initially, the First, Second and Third Wards shall be re-examined within one year after the passage of this section (August 27, 1975), with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Wards being re-examined the following year.
[Ord. 67-1976 § 1, passed 9-1-1976]
Within 90 days after the rezoning of any property by the City, the City Assessor shall re-assess such property in accordance with the rezoning.
[Ord. 57-1979 § 1-3, passed 6-27-1979]
(a) 
The Bureau of Assessment of the City is hereby dissolved.
(b) 
The City of Erie hereby accepts the County of Erie's assessment figures and agrees to become subject to the provisions of the Act of 1931, June 26, P.L. 1379, as amended.
(c) 
The City of Erie shall use the County of Erie's assessment figures at 100% of the assessed value.
[Ord. 53-1986 § 2, passed 6-11-1986; Ord. 9-2004, passed 1-28-2004]
(a) 
An Administrative Service Fee of $100 shall be paid to the City of Erie at the time of settlement of all real estate transactions for real property located in the City of Erie to cover the administrative costs incurred by the City of Erie in making the record changes in the City Engineer's Office, Bureaus of Sewer and Refuse and the Office of City Treasurer associated with such transfer.
(b) 
All real estate transactions exempt under 72 Pa.C.S.A. § 8101-C and 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 6902 shall be exempt under this section.
(c) 
The transferee of all real estate transactions covered under this section shall be responsible for making the payment to the City of Erie.
(d) 
Such administrative service fee shall be paid to the City Engineer's office no later than five days from the filing of the deed with the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Erie County, Pennsylvania.
(e) 
Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than $300 or imprisoned not more than 90 days or both.