answering frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out about projects happening in my neighborhood?

Your neighborhood watch/association is the best way to find out what is the latest and greatest thing happening in your neighborhood. It is made up of and led by passionate people in your neighborhood, and the goal is to bring community members together to create positive change. So, if you have a concern, question, or comment and would like to get connected with your group.

What is my neighborhood watch group?

Visit our Neighborhood Associations and Watch Groups page to learn more about which neighborhood watch to connect with.

Who maintains the tree between the sidewalk and the road?

This is a common question, and the answer is the homeowner! Homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of the yard, trees, and sidewalks in front of their home. This includes the yard and trees that are in between the sidewalk and the road.

Who should I contact if I’ve got maintenance/repair concerns about a property in my neighborhood?

The Citizens Response Center is a great starting point. It is available for anyone who would like to submit a compliant, concern, compliment, or general question. You can visit their website or call 814-870-1111. They are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Where can I find information about parking tickets/vehicle towing for cars appearing to be abandoned on the side of the road?

The vehicle must accumulate a total of 3 unpaid parking tickets that are each over 30 days old to be booted. Once booted, the owner has 72 hours to satisfy the tickets, or it gets towed. The Erie Parking Authority facilitates the ticketing, booting, and towing process.

If you have a vehicle on your street that is parked illegally or seems to be abandoned, you can call the Parking Authority at 814-455-5493 to let them know so they can look into beginning the ticketing process.

If you have further questions about the process or a vehicle that you are unsure what to do about, reach out to the Erie Citizen Response Center by visiting their website or calling 814-870-1111.

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