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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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Highway Department /  Services

Snow and Ice Control

Salting and plowing of all town roads, some county roads, and some University at Buffalo roads.


Storm Water Control

Maintenance and cleaning of all storm sewers and flood control ditches.

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Town Road Maintenance

Sweeping, flushing, patching, resurfacing and reconstruction of roads, also curb and shoulder maintenance.


Fall Leaf Collection

Leaf collection doesn't start until October 15th. Pick-up and disposal of leaves out at the curb.


Traffic Lights and Road Signs

Installation and maintenance of all traffic signals, traffic control road signs, also road and crosswalk striping.


Street Lighting

Oversee maintenance and repair of street lights, gas and electric, in the town.


Mosquito Control

Population control of mosquitoes in the town.


Metal Recycling

For information on metal recycling please refer to the Solid Waste & Recycling Policies.


Brush Collection

Annual spring cleanup for unmanageable limbs, branches, and brush.


Annual Collection of Holiday Trees

The Highway Department will assist the Refuse Department in the pickup of holiday trees. Amherst residents may also drop off trees at the Amherst Compost Facility.


Ellicott Creek Overflow Channels

Clearing and growth cutting.



Planting, trimming and removal of trees on town property.

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