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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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Social Work Services /  Friendly Visitor Program

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The purpose of the Friendly Visitor Program is to provide socialization to isolated, home-bound individuals living in the Amherst area. It is a free volunteer service provided by the Amherst Center for Senior Services.

A Friendly Visitor is a Volunteer Who:

  • Provides visits to seniors age 55 or older in their homes
  • Enriches lives through personal contact
  • Checks on a participant’s well-being
  • Becomes a connection to the Amherst Senior Center Social Work staff on the participant’s behalf, as needed

How To Become a Friendly Visitor

Prospective volunteers need to be 55 or over and do not need to be a member of the Center or a resident of Amherst. All prospective volunteers undergo a background check at no cost. Volunteers are then matched with a senior in the community and checks on the participant’s well-being. The volunteer also becomes a connection to the Amherst Senior Center and the Department of Social Work staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to become a volunteer, or know someone who could benefit from this program, please contact the Amherst Senior Center Social Work Department at 636-3055 ext. 3129. The Amherst Center for Senior Services is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway, behind the Audubon Library,in Amherst, New York.

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