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Town Clerk & Receiver of Taxes
Francina J. Spoth
Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
phone: (716) 631-7021
fax: (716) 631-7152
Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mon - Fri

Update regarding the Erie County Corrected Real Property Tax Statement and Refund Check

In the next few weeks Erie County will be sending corrected 2020 Real Property Tax Statements followed by a refund check. Note that any tax refund valued at $5.00 or less will receive a credit on their 2021 county tax bill.

If you have any questions please call Erie County at 716-858-6954. 

On March 15th 2020 an Executive Order was issued declaring a local state of emergency in the Town of Amherst.  Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19 we are attempting to limit community contact and are requesting residents to refrain from coming into the Town Clerk’s Office.

Please mail any payments, applications or requests to the Town Clerk’s Office at 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.

If you have any questions please call our office at 716-631-7021

The Office of the Town Clerk is responsible for recording activities of the town government and is the repository of the vital documents of town residents.

Online Dog Renewals

New! Online Dog Renewal System.

The Online Dog Renewal System will allow you to license your dog from any computer with access to the Internet. Please be assured that every precaution has been taken to ensure that your online transactions are safe and secure.

You may renew & pay for your dog license(s) online by using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Credit Cards. You may also pay via Debit Card or Electronic Check. There is a $1.75 convenience fee added to allow for this online service.

Please keep in mind that this is a renewal system. If you are licensing your dog for the first time, you will need to come to the Town Clerk's office and present a valid rabies certificate as well as a spay or neuter certificate, if applicable.

Please send an e-mail to if you have comments pertaining to this site. The Town of Amherst hopes that you find the online dog licensing feature to be a convenient and easy method to renew your dog’s license.

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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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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Get in Touch

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