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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

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Amherst Center For Senior Services /  Volunteer Services

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Volunteers are a integral part of the Amherst Center for Senior Services. Whether you wish to be of service as a way to meet new people, pursue a passion, or simply "give-back", we can help you find your volunteer niche. Members of the Center are invited to be part of an award-winning volunteer program. Our database consists of over 1600 volunteers who have provided over 82,000 hours of service last year both at the Senior Center and throughout the WNY community. Our volunteers are a positive force in the community!

How it Works

Simply complete a Volunteer Applicaton and submit it to the Volunteer Department. A member of our staff will meet with you to determine the best match for YOU. New volunteers may provide service right at the Amherst Center for Senior Services where there is a variety of options.


Hospitality Desk, Gift Shop, Cafe, Information & Assistance Desk, Community Service Clubs, Performance Groups, Special Events & Programs, and Much More!


Once you have chosen an ideal spot, you are trained by current volunteers in that area. Our training encompasses a positive code of conduct that emphasizes "respect for diversity".

The Volunteer Program at the Amherst Center for Senior Services received the NETWORK IN AGING'S PROGRAM OF EXCELLLENCE AWARD for outstanding and innovative contributions to the aging of WNY.

The Volunteer Services Department is located in the Amherst Center for Senior Services at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst. Please contact Jodi Kwarta, our Volunteer Services Director at 636-3055 ext 3126 or jkwarta@amherst.ny.us 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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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
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221