Summit, a Township of the Second Class, is the second youngest (Lawrence Park is younger by 72 years) and the second smallest (Lawrence Park is only 1.84 sq. miles vs. Summit at 24.04 sq. miles) township in Erie County, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1854, out of the western part of Greene, the eastern part of McKean and a small section from the northern part of Waterford Township. Many believe the name was derived from early settlers who journeyed from the lakeshore of Erie upwards until reaching the dividing ridge running east to west (which separates the Lake Erie Watershed from the Ohio River Basin), to the top or the “Summit”.

No longer entirely a farm community, Summit is an attractive mix of agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and entertainment facilities. We welcome you to visit us soon!


Upcoming Supervisors Meeting Agenda

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Important Notice:

As of June 5, 2018 Summit Township has become an Opt-In Municipality and has contracted with Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU) to begin enforcing the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). All Building Permits for construction within the municipal boundary of Summit Township must be obtained from BIU and all construction must conform to the requirements of the UCC as required. A representative from BIU will have daily office hours at the Township Office from 8:00 – 9:00 AM every Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) for Township residents and contractors to apply for Building Permits and ask UCC related questions. Residents and contractors can also feel free to contact BIU at their Erie business office located on W. 38th Street by phone number 814-860-8044.

Latest News

Summit Newsletter 4th Qtr 2018

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Summit Newsletter 3rd Qtr 2018

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Summit Newsletter 2nd Qtr 2018

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