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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

NOTICE:

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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Town Clerk Services /  Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses

A marriage license may be obtained in the Town Clerk's Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-4:00pm. The cost of an original certified Marriage License is $40.00. You must have a license to be legally married in New York State. Applicants must appear in person together.

Proof of age and identity are required. Acceptable age related documents include:

  • Government issued birth certificate with the raised seal. Birth certificates that are in a foreign language must be accompanied with a certified translation.
  • or

  • Original Naturalization Record if the record matches the origin of birth

In addition, one of the following identity related documents:

  • Driver's license : Government issued photo ID with expiration date.
  • Passport : Government issued photo ID with expiration date.
  • Immigration record

Once a license is issued, there is a 24-hour period before the license becomes valid. A license is valid for 60 days during the solemnization period.

Information regarding previous marriages must be furnished at the time of application.

  • If the marriage applicant is a widow/widower, a certified death certificate must be provided.
  • If the marriage applicant is divorced, information provided must include: when, where, and against whom the divorce or divorces were granted. A certified copy of the Decree of Divorce or a Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage is required.

Once the marriage has taken place and the license has been processed, additional certified copies are available by providing proper identification and a $10.00 fee.

Marriage License Application.

For your convenience you may process online requests through VitalChek Network, Inc. an independent company. They can be reached either online at www.vitalchek.com or by phone at (800) 255-2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using their service. They accept all major credit cards. The Town of Amherst is not responsible for the operation of this service. VitalChek assumes all liability.

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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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.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221