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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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Adult Day Care
Senior Services
(716) 689-1403
Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation
Senior Services
(716) 636-3055
Animal Control or Complaint
Police Department
(716) 689-1311
Assessment Information
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Barbecue Grills
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Bassett Park
Youth and Recreation
(716) 631-7132
Birth Certificate
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7044
Building Inspection
Building
(716) 631-7080
Building Permits
Building
(716) 631-7080
Compost / Mulch
Non Town
(716) 689-1280
Condo Associations Issues
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Councilmembers
Councilmembers
(716) 631-7013
Court Matters
Town Court
(716) 689-4200
Criminal Matters
Non Town (Erie County D.A.)
(716) 858-2424
Death Certificate
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7044
Disabled or Handicapped Parking Permit
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Dog Licenses
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Donating Computer / Printer
Non Town (Goodwill)
(716) 854-3494
Donating Paint, Tools, etc.
Non Town (Habitat for Humanity)
(716) 852-6607
Easements
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Eggertsville Youth and Community Center
Youth and Recreation
(716) 446-9170
Electric Power Outage
Non Town
800-867-5222
Emancipated Minors
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Emergency Management
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7121
Employment Application
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Erie County Department of Health
Non Town (Erie County)
(716) 858-7690
Erie County Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Fire / Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire / Medical Emergencies
Central Fire Alarm
*911
Fire Pit
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire Prevention / Complaint
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire Protection Equipment
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Flood Hazard Area
Building
(716) 631-7080
Flood Hazard Area
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Foundation
Building
(716) 631-7080
Garbage / Yard Waste Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Garbage Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Garbage Tote / Recylcing Bin
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Home Care Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3050
Homebuyer Assistance
Community Development
(716) 631-7082
Homeowner Rehabilitation
Community Development
(716) 631-7082
Household Hazardous Waste
Non Town (Erie County)
(716) 858-6800
Insurance Certificates
Building
(716) 631-7080
Island Park
Non Town (Village of Williamsville)
(716) 632-4120
Jobs / Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Land Donations
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Landlord Issues
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Leaf Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Low Income / Senior Tax Exemptions
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Marriage License
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Meals on Wheels
Senior Services
(716) 636-3065
Medicare
Non Town (Medicare)
(800) 633-4227
Neighbor Issues
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Non-life Threatening Emergencies
Central Fire Alarm
(716) 689-1212
Old Home Days
Non Town (Village of Williamsville)
(716) 632-4120
Open Burning
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Police Officer Exam
Non Town (Erie County)
(716) 858-8484
Post Office
Non Town (USPS)
(800) 275-8777
Post Office: Amherst (Bailey Avenue)
Non Town (USPS)
(716) 831-8651
Post Office: East Amherst (Transit)
Non Town (USPS)
(716) 688-9595
Post Office: Getzville (Millersport)
Non Town (USPS)
(716) 689-8874
Post Office: Williamsville (Sheridan)
Non Town (USPS)
(716) 632-0421
Pro Bono Attorneys
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Public Improvement Permit
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Real Estate
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Recycling
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Report an Accident with a Town Vehicle
Attorney's Office
Rezoning
Planning
(716) 631-7051
Right-of-Way Inquiries
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Rodent Control
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Sanitary Backups
Engineering Department
(716) 631-7157
Sanitary Backups
Engineering Department
(716) 691-9771
Sanitary Sewers
Engineering Department
(716) 631-7154
Senior Outreach Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3070
Service Request regarding NY State
Roads, Trees, etc. List of State Roads
Non Town
(716) 684-6180
Sidewalks
Building
(716) 631-7080
Sidewalks
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Site Plans (Major and Minor)
Planning
(716) 631-7051
Small Claims Matters
Town Court
(716) 689-4218
Smoke Detectors
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Snow Plowing Permits
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Social Security
Non Town (SSA)
(800) 772-1213
STAR Program
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Storm Sewers
Highway
(716) 631-7117
Street Lights
Highway
(716) 631-7117
Subordinated/Consensual Liens
Community Development
(716) 631-7082
Summer Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Supervisor's Office
Office of the Supervisor
(716) 631-7032
Tax Bill Calculations
Comptroller
(716) 631-7005
Tax Exemptions
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Tax Information
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Town Board
Councilmembers
(716) 631-7013
Town Prosecutor (Vehicle & Traffic Matters Only)
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Town Shelters
Youth and Recreation
(716) 631-7132
Town Tree
Parks
(716) 631-7117
Transportation or Van Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3075
Underground Utilities
Non Town (Dig Safely)
(800) 962-7962
Vendor Payment
Comptroller
(716) 631-7005
Veteran's Affairs
Non Town (NYS Veteran's Affairs)
(716) 632-4190
Village Building Permits
Non Town (Village of Williamsville)
(716) 632-4120
Water in Basement
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Water Main Break
Non Town (Erie County Water Authority)
(716) 849-8484
Website
Office of Information Tech
(716) 631-7029
Wills / Estates
Non Town (Erie County BAR Association)
(716) 852-3100
Zoning / Building Compliance
Building
(716) 631-7080

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