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Town Board Meeting Videos

The video of the Town Board meeting from Wednesday March 25, 2020 has been uploaded to the Town website and is now available for viewing. Please click the link below to view this and other Town Board agendas, minutes, and meeting videos.

Erie County, NY Department of Health: Coronavirus Information


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 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (until further notice)
  • 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 of Amherst Courts and Village of Williamsville Courts

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED and all Town and Village Court buildings are CLOSED. Please see this Press Release for details

Bid Openings

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. The bid openings for Tue., March 23, 2020 will begin at 12:30 PM.

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Amherst Schools & Education

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Miscellaneous /  Property Manager & Rental Unit Registration Division

Property Manager & Rental Unit Registration Division

In the summer of 2019, Chapter 43 & 44 of Amherst Town Code (Property Manager & Rental Unit Registry) was adopted and tasked the Town of Amherst Building Department with enforcing the new Property Manager and Rental Unit Registration requirements. An essential purpose of this law is to create a point of contact for rental properties creating a transparent relationship between the property owner and the Building Department ensuring that rental units are safe and that the surrounding neighborhood is minimally impacted by transient living and absentee owners. In the coming months, the Building Department will be sending out letters, advising of the regulations, to properties that may fall under the registry requirements. If you do receive one of these letters, please call the Building Department or walk in at Town Hall. For more information on the rules and regulations, please follow the link below.

Not everyone needs to register their rental units and not everyone needs to appoint a property manager for their rental units. Whether or not you have to register depends on how many units you make available to rent, where you live, and if you personally negotiate the rents for the units. If you rent properties in the Town, we encourage you to call the Town of Amherst Building Department to inquire if you do and instruction for how to register.

If you do have rental units that need to be registered and if you do need to appoint a property manager, please follow the links below for the respective applications.

We strongly encourage everyone who needs to register to do so online. Please follow the first link below to get to the WebPortal Application Page. You will need to create an account and log in prior to submitting your application. Follow the second link for step-by-step instructions on how to create a login and how to apply. If you do not wish to create a login and apply online, you may stop in at the Building Department at Town Hall.

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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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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

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