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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
Email: fspoth@amherst.ny.us
Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Mon - Fri


Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services, Partners Arrive at Tax Bill Solution

Please see this Erie County Press Release for more information.

Tax Collection Reminder: Town and County taxes are due February 18; extended hours planned

Town Clerk Francina J. Spoth is reminding Amherst residents that town and county taxes are due on or before Tuesday, Feb. 18, and she has announced alternative methods and extended hours for collection.

Spoth noted that there are several options to pay town and county taxes, including: by mail, in person, online, and at select M&T bank branches.

Full payments can be made by check or money order at select M&T Bank locations (locations can be found on the back of a tax bill).

Online payment (service fees apply) by e-check, credit and debit cards can be made at www.amherst.ny.us.

In-person, the Clerk’s Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, credit and debit cards (credit and debit cards have a service fee). Additionally, mailed payments must be postmarked on or before Feb. 18 to avoid penalties.

“Providing several payment methods and additional hours for collection are just a couple of ways of making the Clerk’s Office user-friendly. It gives our residents an opportunity to pay their taxes outside of traditional methods and office hours,” Spoth said.

Current office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended office hours will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The Town of Amherst Clerk’s Office is located in Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. For further information regarding tax payments, call 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 fspoth@amherst.ny.us 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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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221