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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

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Online Resources

The Town of Amherst Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 203 of the Town's online Town Code accessed via the General Code Publisher's website.

Mixed-Use Zoning Districts

New Mixed-Use Zoning Districts consisting of both Infill Districts and Retrofit Districts were crafted for the commercial and mixed-use centers identified in the Comprehensive Plan to encourage a mix of land uses that combine to make working, shopping, recreation, and living more convenient. The new Mixed-Use Districts have been added as a section of the Zoning Code (Chapter 203), and are available for use in in the commercial and mixed-use centers. They are currently not mapped as part of the overall Town zoning map.

These new Mixed-Use Zoning Districts were presented at a public hearing before the Town Board on July 22, 2019 and were adopted by the Town Board at their meeting on September 3, 2019.

These Mixed-Use Zoning Districts can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Mixed-Use Zoning Districts

ZTA-4-10 Master Planned Development Use Regulations

Recreation Conservation Zoning District

Review the definition of the Recreation Conservation Zoning District in the Town of Amherst.

Zoning is the most important method of land use regulation undertaken by local governments. The local zoning ordinance prescribes what may be done in each zone and what may not be done.

William A. Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

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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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221