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Town Clerk Services /  Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)


Online FOIL Form

We encourage FOIL requests via our Online FOIL Form. Online requests are automattically emailed to the Town Clerk's Office.


Application for Public Access to Records
Pursuant to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

The Town Clerk is the Town's Official Records Management or Records Access Officer.

The Town Attorney is the Records Appeals Officer.

Fees related to FOIL requests include:

  • Photocopies: $0.25 per sheet
  • Records available electronically: no charge

Pursuant to Chapter 22, Section 22-7 of the Town of Amherst Code, a listing of department records is found below.


Paper forms

We encourage FOIL requests via our Online FOIL Form.

If you're unable to use our Online FOIL Form, you may download, print and complete a FOIL Form in PDF format. These forms must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office in person or by mail. Please include as much information about your request as possible to ensure a complete and accurate search for the records you are requesting.

Mail form to:
The Town Clerk's Office
Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221


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