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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

** Cancellations, Postponements, and Contact Information **

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Farmland Protection and Agricultural Development Plan

The Town of Amherst is developing a Farmland Protection and Agricultural Development Plan. The Plan is a Town-wide comprehensive look at agriculture and supporting activities. Funding assistance for the Plan is provided through a grant received from the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets. The Town has contracted with consultants Wendel Companies, WWS Planning and Camoin 310 to guide the planning process.  

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September 5th, 2019 farmland site visit

Agriculture has played a significant role in the history of Amherst, and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan envisions its continued importance in defining the character of North Amherst and its role in the local economy. The Town recognizes and understands that its agricultural lands face challenges to adapt to contemporary trends, opportunities and pressures. The Farmland Protection and Agricultural Development Plan will establish goals and strategies that support and protect agriculture in Amherst.

The Plan includes agri-business and agri-tourism components to focus on maintenance and growth of local agricultural markets and to introduce innovative and sustainable efforts to support producers, manufacturers and suppliers in the local and regional economy. Situated near the border of Erie and Niagara counties, Amherst’s agricultural resources enjoy a geographic advantage for markets and cooperation with regional suppliers and manufacturers. This Plan will identify collaborative opportunities with farming sectors, such as hemp and hops, to position Amherst with value-added agricultural resources and grow as a significant producer and market for the region.

Public Meetings

Thursday, March 5, 2020 7: 00 pm
Farmland Protection and Agricultural Development Steering Committee Kick-Off Meeting
North Amherst Fire Hall
2200 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228


Amherst Planning Department
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 631-7051

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