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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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Police Divisions /  K-9

The Amherst Police currently have two police service dogs. Both dog and handler must complete a basic 13 week canine school conducted by the Niagara Regional Police, in St Catherines Ontario. K9 Teams are trained in tracking, building searches, obedience, agility, handler protection, and narcotics detection. Police service dogs must recertify twice annually. To contact Officer Scioli or Caito for Canine services, please call (716) 689-1322.

Officer Scioli and Droopy Photo graphic

Officer Nicholas Scioli began his career with the Amherst Police Department in 2003 and was partnered with his police service dog Droopy in September 2018. Officer Scioli and Droopy trained for 5 months with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and are certified by the National Police Bloodhound Association and must re-certify annually. Droppy is trained in tracking people who are lost, missing or wanted.


Officer Caito and Harley Photo graphic

Officer Richard Caito also began his career with the Amherst Police Department in 2003 with and was partnered with his police service dog Harley in August 2018. Officer Caito and Harley attended a 15-week training course conducted by the Niagara Regional Police Service in Ontario, Canada and are certified in tracking, open area & building searches, chase & apprehension, handler protection and narcotics detection. Officer Caito and Harley must re-certify bi-annually.

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