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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.

Amherst IDA

Amherst Schools & Education

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **

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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  How to Become a Member


Our Center facilities have been designed for independent seniors. The following are guidelines that individuals must meet before qualifying as a member.

  1. 55 years of age or older.
  2. Able to independently negotiate Center facilities/field trip locations safely.
  3. Arrange for transportation to and from the Center and if using Amherst Senior Transportation Services, to independently get on and off a vehicle in a safe manner.
  4. Able to understand and carry out directions from staff.
  5. Able to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  6. Able to participate appropriately in a social setting using respectful manners and language.
  7. Able to eat independently.
  8. Able to use the restroom unassisted.
  9. Poses no risk to self or others.

An individual who requires assistance with activities of daily living may be able to join in Center activities if he/she has a companion or family member with them at all times and approval from Center Director.

All program applicants must meet eligibility requirements, participation guidelines, and adhere to the Code of Conduct for the Senior Center. The Amherst Center for Senior Services reserves the right to deny access to the Senior Center or to discharge a participant when program eligibility requirements are no longer met.


Senior Center staff (includes Social Case Worker & Program Representative) will make the initial determination as to membership eligibility and advise potential participants of other resources that may better meet their needs. If membership has been denied, a potential participant may file a written appeal. The appeal should contain the facts pertinent to the case. Mail or personally deliver the appeal to the Director of Senior Services. The appeal must be received within ten business days of membership denial. The decision of the Director or his/her designee shall be final.

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Amherst Resident Membership

  • $30 Lifetime Individual Membership
  • $50 Lifetime Couple or Household Membership

A lifetime membership is open to all Town of Amherst residents, 55 years of age and older (and their younger spouse). This one-time fee allows members to participate in all activities, including clubs and special events. Applicants must apply in person. Residency is determined by property tax payments. Proof of residency is required.

Non-Resident Membership

Non-residents may join the Amherst Center for Senior Services and pay their dues each year or purchase a lifetime membership. Members must be 55 years of age and older (and their younger spouse). This membership allows non-residents to participate in all activities, including clubs and special events. Applicants must apply in person.

  • $30 Annual Individual Membership
  • $50 Annual Couple or Household Membership
  • $100 Lifetime Individual Membership
  • $150 Lifetime Couple or Household Membership


Membership applications are available at the Center and applicants must apply in-person. Please call our membership office at 636-3055, ext. 3172 for further 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).

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