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Erie County Charter and Erie County Administrative Code


The Erie County Charter is the governing law of the County of Erie. It sets out the form of County government and the powers and duties of the County's officers.

The Erie County Administrative Code sets out the details of government under the County Charter.

The Erie County Charter consists of Article 1 through Article 31. The accompanying document, the Erie County Administrative Code, consists of Article 1 through Article 20.

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Article 1 Erie County and its Government Charter  
Article 1 Short title; Effect; Definitions   Code
Article 2 Legislative Branch Charter Code
Article 3 Executive Branch Charter Code
Article 4 Department of Finance Charter Code
Article 5 Department of Health Charter Code
Article 6 Department of Law Charter Code
Article 7 Department of Labor Relations Charter  
Article 8 Department of Parks and Recreation Charter Code
Article 9 Department of Personnel Charter Code
Article 10 Department of Environment and Planning Charter Code
Article 11 Department of Public Works Charter Code
Article 12 Department of Social Welfare Charter Code
Article 13 Department of Mental Health Charter Code
Article 14 Department of Emergency Services Charter Code
Article 15 Department of Central Police Services Charter Code
Article 16 Department of Senior Services Charter Code
Article 17 Office of Public Advocacy Charter Code
Article 18 Comptroller Charter Code
Article 19 County Clerk Charter Code
Article 20 District Attorney Charter Code
Article 21 Sheriff Charter Code
Article 22 Other County Boards, Offices, Institutions and Functions Charter Code
Article 22-A Erie County Environmental Management Council Charter  
Article 22-B Citizens Salary Review Commission Charter  
Article 22-C Erie County Community Coordinating Council on Children and Families Charter  
Article 23 Autonomous Institutions Charter  
Article 24 Service Relationships with Local Municipalities Charter Code
Article 25 Financial Procedures Charter Code
Article 26 General Provisions Charter Code
Article 27 Code Application, Amendment and Construction   Code
---------- Application of Charter; When and How Operative and Effective Charter  
Article 28 Sunset Provision Charter  
Article 29 Renumbered Articles Charter  
Article 30 Repealed Articles Charter