City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Vacancy — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 406(b) (53 P.S. § 41406(b)).
Duties — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 415(a) (53 P.S. § 41415(a)).
To appoint office assistants and employees — See ADM. 115.04.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 401, passed 1-12-1962; Ord. 74-1992 § 1, passed 12-2-1992]
The office of the City Treasurer shall be headed by a City Treasurer elected as provided by law. He shall perform such functions and duties and have such powers relating to the collection, receiving, safekeeping and payment over of public moneys including the City, County, institution district and school district taxes as provided by general law, and shall have such other functions, powers and duties as may be assigned to him by Council. He shall be responsible for the receipt of and accounting for all moneys due the City from whatever source, the collection of taxes and assessments, liens, fines, penalties, license fees, sewer and water rents, other rentals and fees and all other revenues due the City from whatever source. Both the City Treasurer and the City Controller shall endorse all City checks prior to issuance for payment thereon. The signature facsimile stamps shall remain in the custody of the City Treasurer.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 402, passed 1-12-1962]
The office of the City Treasurer shall have such personnel as Council may by ordinance provide.
[Ord. 48-2002, passed 8-21-2002]
There is transferred to the office of the City Treasurer the personnel, property and equipment, records, functions and duties of the following former personnel offices and bureaus of the City:
Office of the City Treasurer
Office of the Collector of Taxes
Municipal Lien Office of the Bureau of Law
[Ord. 24-2004, passed 4-28-2004]
The City Treasurer shall give bond from an approved corporate surety to the City, as required by the general law, in the amount of $2,000,000. The required bond shall be placed on file with the City Clerk's Office no later than 30 days prior to the date the duly elected City Treasurer shall take the oath of office. If this requirement is not fulfilled then the duly elected City Treasurer shall not be permitted to take the oath of office and the office of City Treasurer shall be declared vacant. If such vacancy shall occur, then the office of City Treasurer shall be immediately filled in accordance with the Optional Third Class City Charter Law.
[Ord. 5-1999, passed 2-10-1999]
The compensation of the City Treasurer is hereby fixed at $14,500, commencing the first Monday of January, 1999. The compensation of the City Treasurer acting as Tax Collector, to be divided equally between the City of Erie, County of Erie and School District of the City of Erie, is hereby established at $25,500 for an aggregate of $40,000 per year commencing on or after the first Monday of January, 1999. The salary of the City Treasurer acting as Tax Collector shall be increased from $25,500 to $27,500 for an aggregate of $42,000 per year commencing on or after the first Monday in January, 2000; increasing to $29,500 for an aggregate of $44,000 on or after the first Monday in January, 2001; increasing to $31,500 for an aggregate of $46,000 on or after the first Monday in January, 2002; and increasing to $33,500 for an aggregate of $48,000 on or after the first Monday in January, 2003.
[Ord. 40-2004, passed 6-16-2004]
The City Treasurer shall deposit any and all revenues received above the authorized budgeted line item amount received from City real estate tax payments and all other accounts received by the City Treasurer, into this fund for future appropriation by a super majority vote (at least six affirmative votes) of Erie City Council.
[Ord. 23-2005, passed 5-4-2005]
(a) 
The identification Unit of the Erie Police Bureau will provide non-criminal fingerprinting services to both residents and non-residents of the City of Erie. The cost of this service is $15 for residents of the City of Erie and $40 for non-residents of the City of Erie. All funds generated by this program shall be deposited in the general fund of the City of Erie.
(b) 
Individuals requesting fingerprints for non-criminal reasons shall go to the City Treasurer's office during regular business hours to secure a fingerprint voucher by paying the prerequisite fee. The fingerprint voucher shall be taken to the Erie Police Bureau where an appointment is made to have fingerprinting completed. A scheduling log book shall be maintained at the front counter and monitored by the Identification Unit of the Erie Police Bureau. At the time of the appointment the individual must have proper identification before being fingerprinted. Fingerprinting shall be scheduled during the following hours:
Saturday:
0900-1200 hours
Tuesday:
1300-1600 hours
Wednesday:
1900-2100 hours
Thursday:
1300-1600 hours
(c) 
After the fingerprinting is completed the voucher shall be maintained by the City Treasurer's Office for accounting purposes only. Said vouchers shall be immediately destroyed by the City Treasurer's Office when satisfied that they are no longer necessary for accounting purposes.
[Ord. 70-2005, passed 12-14-2005]
The following fee schedule currently in place in the City of Erie Treasurer's Office is hereby ratified and adopted as follows:
Fee Schedule
NSF check fee
$30
Duplicate Tax Bill
$5 per bill
$15 parcel (all 3)
Tax certification
$15 per year
Municipal lien form
$15
Tax information electronically
$150 per media type
Tax payment electronically
$300 per media type