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Animal Control Office

This office is responsible for picking up stray and injured dogs, investigating cases of cruelty, handling adoptions of animals, conducting the annual rabies clinic and other functions concerning domestic animals.


The Office of Assessment is responsible for maintaining and updating assessment records for all properties located in the City of Lackawanna. Taxable valuation information is then used by the City Council to determine the amount needed to be raised by taxation.

Attorney's Office

The City Attorney advises the Council or City officials on all legal questions arising in the conduct of city business.

Building & Code Enforcement

All City building and code enforcement services are handled by this office.  The purpose of the department is to ensure safety and code compliance through the implementation and enforcement of all local, state and federal codes, regulations and zoning ordinances.

City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk prepares, certifies and maintains the proceedings of the City Council, ordinances, resolutions and local laws, publishes all notices, advertising matters or proceedings required by ordinance or law. The Clerk is also responsible for the issuance and permanent record keeping of marriage licenses, marriage certificates and birth and death certificates.

City Court

The City Court plays a vital role in the protection of our safety and our rights as residents.  The Court handles civil, criminal and small claims matters.  Any criminal act, which occurs in the City, is initially under the jurisdiction of our City Court.

Council Office

The council is the legislative body of the city government. All the ordinances and laws governing  the city must be approved by the city council. The council is responsible for the adoption of an operating budget for the city.The Five elected City Council members make up the City Council.


It is the duty of the Comptroller to act, promote, secure and preserve the financial property interest of the city. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll under under his direction

Community Development

Carries out economic improvement projects and programs with the goal of making the City a better place to live, work, and conduct business.


Provides technical guidance for the City's infrastructure.


The Fire Division is dedicated to preventing or minimizing the loss of life and property from fire, and natural and man-made emergencies.  The department strives to improve the quality of life through public education and the prevention of fire, and, with the resources available, provide a fire suppression force capable of handling emergencies, which may include structural fire fighting, pre-hospital medical care, and response to hazardous materials incidents.

Mayors Office

The Mayor is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of city government. He enforces the laws of the city and requires faithful performance of all administrative duties.  As the Chief Executive, the Mayor, has veto powers over legislation enacted by the City Council.

Public Works

Maintenance of city roadways includes the repair of pot holes, sweeping of all roadways with particular attention to intersections.  Other duties include drainage projects, road resurfacing.   Keeping main roads and secondary roads clear of snow and ice during inclement weather is also a top priority for this department.

Police Department

The Lackawanna Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our citizen's and visitor's to the community.  We are committed to enforcing the state's laws and city ordinances.  We will work in cooperation with the community to preserve and improve the quality of life, making the City a safer, more pleasant place to live, work and visit.


The Recreation Department is to provide, protect and preserve a Park System that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the community.

Senior Center

Seniors will find a wide array of services and activities available through the Senior Center.  Whether it be participation in the lunch program, one of the fit and lively activities, or attending one of the many exciting field trips, there are many opportunities for seniors to get involved at the Senior Center.

Treasurer Office

The Tax Office handles may requests for information from taxpayers, lending institutions, attorneys, title searchers and appraisers.  The primary responsibility of the office is the billing and collection of property taxes, special service charges, and special assessments.

Youth and Recreational Services

The recreation department provides a wide variety of year round and seasonal programs designed to meet the leisure of our residents of all ages.  These programs include offerings for pre-school, school age, young adult, adults and families.



Planning and Development Board

The Planning Board reviews all development projects and subdivision developments, and makes recommendations on all commercial, industrial, and business development. This board also makes recommendations regarding proposed changes to the ordinance and has assisted in the development of a master development plan for the City.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals hears and deliberates applications for variances to the City ordinances.

Assessment Review Board

This board is the hearing body for members of the public who file grievances regarding the assessment value placed on their property.

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