Assistance and Complaints

Contact 814-451-6752 or if you have concerns about or complaints about dirty environments and insect infestations in facilities that the Erie County Department of
Health licenses such as

  • restaurants
  • retail food stores
  • public schools

Please refer to the list below for some matters that are not handled by the Erie County Department
of Health. For other matters that are not included in the list, contact the United Way of Erie
County’s Information Helpline.

Call 211 or visit for free information, resources, and guidance.

The information below may change at any time without immediate notice.
Erie County Department of Health does not handle these matters

Agriculture, farms, animals and wild game

Pet stores, pesticides, hogweed, retail food outside of Erie County, food manufacturing in Erie County
Pennsylvania Game Commission 814-432-3187

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 814-332-6890
Food Safety & Lab Services 717-787-4315
General Info 717-787-4737

Erie County Humane Society
General 814-835-8331
Cruelty Division Hot Line 814-835-8360

Dead animal carcass on streets


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 814-871-4411



Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry 717-787-5279
Pennsylvania Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection 800-441-2555

Amusement Park Rides
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 717-787-6772

Childcare, daycare
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Day Care Centers 412-565-5728
Child Care Facilities 800-222-2149
Personal Care Homes 412-565-5616 or 888-464-6378

Cosmetology (Hair Salons, Barbershops), Dentists, Funeral Homes, Professional Licensing
Pennsylvania Department of State 800-822-2113

Facilities, Hospitals, Nursing Homes
Pennsylvania Department of Health 724-662-6068
Facility Complaints 800-254-5164
Home Health Complaints 800-254-5164
Hospital Complaints 724-662-4008
Intermediate Care Facilities 724-662-6050
Nursing Home Complaints 800-254-5164

Hotels and Motels
Better Business Bureau 877-267-5222

Landlord/Tenants issues and disputes
Pennsylvania Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection 800-441-2555

Workplace Safety
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) 814-874-5150


Pennsylvania Attorney General

Air quality and asbestos
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 814-332-6945 or 800-541-2050 or 814-332-6839

Chemical and oil spills
National Response Center 800-424-8802

Erosion, sedimentation
Erie County Conservation District 814-825-6403

Pennsylvania Department of Health 800-440-5323

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection 800-237-2366

Residential Concerns

Landlord/Tenants issues and disputes
Pennsylvania Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection 800-441-2555
Northwestern Legal Services Nonprofit (Free Legal Aid) 800-665-6957

Insects, pests, vermin – bedbugs, cockroaches, rats, etc.
Garbage, trash, rubbish, debris
Nonworking or junk motor vehicles
Poor structure or upkeep (tall grass/weeds, unkempt yards, hoarding, etc.)
Private Pools
Animal/Pet Feces
Stagnant Storm Water


Corry City 814-663-7041

Erie City
Citizen Response Center 814-870-1111
Code Enforcement 814-870-1473 or 814-870-1313 or 814-870-1470
Public Works 814-870-1450
Sewers (814) 870-1360
Dead Animal Pick-up 814-870-1340
Event Permits 814-870-1253
Zoning 814-870-1265
Fire Chief/Fire Inspector 814-870-1402
Erie Housing Authority 814-452-2425


Albion Borough 814-756-366
Cranesville Borough 814-756-4477
Edinboro Borough 814-734-1812
Elgin Borough 814-664-8674
Girard Borough 814-774-9683
Lake City Borough 814-774-2116
McKean Borough 814-476-1691
Mill Village Borough 814-796-2154
North East Borough 814-725-8611
Platea Borough 814-774-0066
Union City Borough 814-438-2331
Waterford Borough 814-796-4709 or 814-520-3449
Wattsburg Borough 814-739-2048
Wesleyville Borough 814-899-9124


Amity Township 814438-2296
Concord Township 814-664-2213
Conneaut Township 814-756-4301
Elk Creek Township 814-756-3268
Fairview Township 814-474-5942
Franklin Township 814-734-3521
Girard Township 814-774-4738
Greene Township 814-825-3347
Greenfield Township 814-725-9110
Harborcreek Township 814-899-3171
Lawrence Park Township 814-899-2305
Leboeuf Township 814-796-4095
McKean Township 814-476-7414
Millcreek Township 814-833-1111
North East Township 814-725-8606
Springfield Township 814-922-3274
Summit Township 814-868-9686
Union Township 814-438-3781
Venango Township 814-739-2688
Washington Township 814-734-3117
Waterford Township 814-796-2109
Wayne Township 814-663-1663

Utility Shut Off

Water, gas, electricity/power shut offs

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission 800-692-7380