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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.

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Amherst Schools & Education

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Eggertsville Action Plan

In 1999 the Amherst Town Board directed the Planning Department to initiate a planning process that focuses on short-term strategies intended to promote the renewal and revitalization of the commercial areas of the Eggertsville community. The Town retained the services of the consulting firms of Parsons/DeLeuw, Cather and Economic Research Associates (ERA) to prepare the plan. This Report represents the efforts of the Consultants, Town of Amherst Staff, and most importantly the residents of the Eggertsville area to form an action plan.

The implementation of a plan that focuses on redevelopment requires the participation of residents, businessman, and community leaders who are familiar with the problems and opportunities facing businesses in Eggertsville. With completion of the Action Plan the Town is initiating efforts to begin to implement its recommendations. By reviewing the documents below, we hope that you will become a participant in the implementation of the Plan and help us to revitalize this critical area of our community. This Plan represents the first step in revitalizing Eggertsville, however, planning is a continuous process and we will provide periodic updates on our efforts. In the near future this Web Site will contain information about programs and other initiatives the Town will employ to implement the Action Plan.



If you should have any questions about the Eggertsville Action Plan please feel free to telephone the Amherst Planning Department at 716.631.7051.


Eggerstville Action Plan Documents

Commercial Strategy Areas

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
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221