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Track Us Announcement IconFood Truck Rodeo at Amherst Veteran's Canal Park
Join the Town of Amherst, VFW Post 416, Bank on Buffalo, DJ Entertainment, and several local food trucks for a dinnertime food truck rodeo at Amherst Veteran's Canal Park. Limited lot parking is available, road and lawn parking also available. Event is free to the public to attend, and no tickets are required. Handicapped accessible bathrooms are available on site. For the most updated information on this event, please visit the social media event page below by clicking on the link. Friday, June 25th Amherst Veteran's Canal Park Brenon Road, Amherst NY 4-7pm We look forward to seeing you at the Park!

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Track Us Announcement IconCurrent Club List
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Please click the website link below to view the Amherst State Park Memorial Day Celebration from Mill Middle School.

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Track Us Announcement IconPlanning Board Meeting Rescheduled
Please be advised, the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for June 17, 2021 has been rescheduled to June 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Track Us Announcement Icon4th of July
Due to Covid, there will be no Town of Amherst Independence Day celebration (fireworks) this year.
Track Us Announcement IconJune Network
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Health Awareness Month. Check out some of our programs sponsored by Brookdale this month.

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Have you been financially affected by the pandemic and are behind in your mortgage payments? Please see the attached information for help with your mortgage.

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Track Us Announcement IconCLUB LIST
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, some clubs are on hiatus.

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Track Us Announcement Icon2021 Amherst Garden Walk
Applications are now available for the 2021 Amherst Garden Walk that is scheduled for July 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please click the website link for an online application. Applications must be submitted no later than June 20.

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COVID-19 Related Information (click to open)

Primary Purpose of the Program:

To assist low income households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The household should have been low income before the COVID-19 crisis occurred. Priority will be given to households that became unemployed due to the pandemic. Due to the funding source for this program, assistance will be provided to households who are most likely to achieve and maintain stable housing once they have been assisted by the program. Temporary rental assistance for up to 3 months and a limit of $3,000.00 will be given to households that qualify.

Program Information & Application

The Town of Amherst Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division) has been formed to facilitate a connection between the Town of Amherst EOC and local stakeholders, public and private service providers, community groups and other networks to assist in identifying needs and resource gaps, answering questions, and guide planning for a strategic response to COVID-19. Please click the website link below for information from the EOC Planning Division.

Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division)


All Town of Amherst Board and Committee meetings (with the exception of the Town Board) will be cancelled for 30 days through April 14, 2020 or until further notice. In addition, Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main Street is closed to the public and public access will be by appointment only.

  • Town Clerk: 716-631-7021 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Assessor: 716-631-7038
  • Building Department: 716-631-7080
  • Planning Department: 716-631-7051
  • Purchasing/Contracts: 716-631-7007
  • Bids: 716-631-7007
  • Human Resources: 716-631-7025

For all other appointment requests, please call 716-631-7013 or 716-631-7032.

Town Department Status Update - Friday July 17, 2020 (COVID-19)

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED. The Town Court front counter is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm. Please call the court (716) 689-4201 for any questions. Please see this Press Release for details

Town of Amherst bid openings will be live streamed and recorded. The public will not be allowed to attend bid openings in person. Please see the links below for either the live stream or recordings. All bids are due according to their published times.

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Budget & Financials

The Town of Amherst Comptroller's Office publishes current and historical adopted Budgets as well as BANS & Bonds Official Statements, Audited Financial Statements and Gross Wages & Benefits. Questions about financial or budget issues can be directed to the Comptroller's Office.

Boards & Committees

Town of Amherst Boards & Committees meeting schedules, link to agendas, minutes & video. If you're interested in joining a Board or Committee, please contact the Councilmember's Office at (716) 631-7013 or the Supervisor's Office at (716) 631-7032.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Comprehensive Property Information

Comprehensive Property InformationThe Town of Amherst has been a leader in providing access to online property information for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Amherst was awarded a New York State grant to further develop its online property information. Through this grant the Town of Amherst developed the Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal. The CPI provides detailed property information (i.e., building type, square footage, year built, etc.), assessments and taxes, an Assessment Challenge tool, a two-year historical breakdown of tax bills, true tax versus tax bill amount (accounting for exemption savings), and a tax analysis detailing the Town, County and School tax levies.

The Town IT Department works closely with the Town's Assessor and Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes to ensure the online portal continues to provide valuable and up-to-date information. Please follow this link for tax bills online.

Please visit the Assessor's Office for information regarding the 2021 Tentative Assessment Roll, 2020 Final Assessment Roll, 2019 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.

For Information on the exemption process for 2021 renewals and new applications please see this press release from the Town of Amherst Assessor's Office from August 31, 2020.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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