Department of Demolition

Department of Demolition

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  • Vacant structures in a dilapidated, deteriorated or unsafe condition have a major negative effect on the livability of a neighborhood. Code Enforcement officers regularly monitor all known vacant structures in the City of Erie.
  • Properties that are so dilapidated or out of repair that they are dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or unfit for human habitation shall be declared ‘Blighted’ by the Blighted Review Committee. These properties are then taken by the Erie Redevelopment Authority through eminent domain.
  • Once declared blighted, if the property is beyond reasonable repair, a demolition shall be scheduled. The costs of demolition of these structures shall be placed as liens against the property to insure recovery of these costs.
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For questions or more information, contact Joe Cilladi, Demolition Coordinator, at 814-870-1509 jcilladi@erie.pa.us