STATEMENT FROM ERIE COUNTY CLERK MICHAEL P. KEARNS_Announces $2.1 Million Surplus in County Clerk’s Office for 2020

Modified: February 23, 2021 9:55am

February 22, 2021

Statement From Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns
Announces $2.1 Million Surplus 
in County Clerk’s Office for 2020 

“The Erie County Clerk’s Office is pleased to report a recorded surplus of over $2.1 million dollars for fiscal year 2020 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and losing significant revenue opportunities due to the temporary pause of in-person transactions. On an almost daily basis we found ways to continue to reinvent the way the County Clerk’s Office conducts business. 

Overall, the Clerk’s Office spent under its budgeted allocation and generated $2.1 million in revenue greater than anticipated. This resulted in $5.2 million dollars being provided to the County general fund in order to support vital services and programs to our community, as well as offset the need of taxpayer contributions. 

I thank the entire staff, they are our frontline heroes in the Erie County Clerk’s Office, which includes the Auto Bureau division, for their perseverance. In March of 2020, due to the coronavirus, the way our office conducted business changed forever. This team has gone above and beyond and I continue to be impressed by the staff in all areas. They bring certainty in uncertain times by doing everything imaginable to make sure our customers, the residents of Erie County, are able to complete their business in-person, online or by mail at the Clerk’s office.”