Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting Erie County government’s website. Please read the following terms of use for this site:


You may decline participation in any activity that asks for information, such as surveys or emails. Your choice to not participate will have not affect your ability to view information on Erie County websites.


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External Links Disclaimer

The information posted on the Erie County government website may include hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations (external websites).

We provide these links for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the Erie County site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Erie County does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on an outside website. Erie County does not endorse the organizations sponsoring outside websites and does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer. Erie County is not responsible for transmissions users receive from outside websites. Erie County cannot guarantee that outside websites comply with accessibility requirements.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on the Erie County website is intended to allow for access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Erie County, its employees and/or agents expressly disclaim any warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by the County and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Social Media Disclaimers

Erie County’s government social media accounts are located within platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that have their own terms of services, privacy policies, and other rules to which users are subject when users visit those pages.

Erie County employees monitor the county’s government social media accounts, but the county is not responsible for content generated by users on those platforms. Comments and other content posted on those platforms may be subject to public disclosure. The county’s individual social media pages also contain their own commenting policy statements and conditions which users are presumed to have read and understand in their use of the channels.

Social media is not considered an official channel for contacting Erie County. While county employees endeavor to respond to contact made through social media, staffing for that purpose is not guaranteed and is not available 24/7. Users are encouraged to use traditional channels, including telephone and email, during regular business hours to contact county departments.

Communications posted on the county’s social media pages will not be construed as satisfying requirements for legal notice or service, shall not be considered official public comment, and shall not be construed as an official request for records pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law.