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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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Emergency Services & Safety /  Department Overview

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Town of Amherst Department of Emergency Services and Safety is to ensure the safety of the citizens of the Town of Amherst, NY during large scale/high impact emergencies. By maintaining and continuously evaluating emergency plans, providing training to enhance knowledge, skill and abilities, establishing clear roles and responsibilities of staff, and promoting emergency awareness throughout our community, the department will ensure the continuity of Amherst Town government. Through our strong commitment to excellence and focus on teamwork, our actions will produce successful outcomes.

Vision Statement

The Town of Amherst Emergency Services is recognized as a model agency in the area for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from both natural and manmade emergencies. The Department of Emergency Services is respected by its peers for its knowledgeable staff and for exemplifying leadership ability. The caring attitude of its workforce and the mastery of teamwork between local, county, state and federal partners will ensure the success of this highly effective public safety organization

Emergency Response Data Form

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need, please let us know by submitting an Emergency Response Data Form.

Town of Amherst Flood Plan Annex

Click here to view the Town of Amherst Flood Plan Annex document.

Erie County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Click here to learn more about the hazard mitigation plan.

Erie County Water Authority Alert System

Please see this flyer for information on the ECWA customer alert system.

Proper Disposal of Prescription Medication, Hazardous Waste, and Electronic Waste

Local Storm & Emergency Information

Please refer to the Track Us Announcements Page for information on local storms and emergencies .

511NY Program Information

The New York State Department of Transportation implemented 511 New York (511NY) in 2008 as a free, comprehensive travel information system geared to meet the multimodal needs of commuters, long-distance and local travelers, tourists and commercial-vehicle operators, by providing up-to-the-minute, comprehensive transportation information. Visit 511ny.org/about for more information.

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).

Click for more information about ADA.

Website Contact

The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

Get in Touch

  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221