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NEW September 2022!  For exams listed with the ability to apply online, please click here for a step-by-step list of instructions.

When submitting paper applications, applications are available on the Erie County Website under the heading for "How to Apply".  Applications are also available at town and village halls, NYS Employment Service, downloadable at Buffalo & Erie County libraries (printing fees may apply) and many other non-profit agencies. 

Instructions for taking civil service exams for multiple jurisdictions on the same day can be found on the cross filer form (for example if you would like to take an exam for another county, city (Such as Buffalo), or New York State as well as an Erie County Exam all on the same day you must submit a cross-filer form (Exams Cross-Filer Form ) at time of application.