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Town of Amherst offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Don't forget if your garbage & refuse collection falls on Thanksgiving this week or follows after, your pickup will be delayed one day with Friday's pickup done on Saturday.
Join the Town of Amherst, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, event sponsor Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, Amherst Chamber of Commerce and over 25 vendors, for a Holiday Market on December 4th from 10am-2pm, on the grounds of Buffalo Heritage Village. This event is free and open to the public. Local businesses, vendors, food trucks, plant sale, and more!

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Track Us Announcement IconHoliday Happenings
Please join us for a festive evening of family fun on Friday, December 10 at the Amherst Senior Center! Pre-registration and complete details can be found on the flyer and link below!

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Track Us Announcement IconCollection Event - December 4th
You must register before the day of the event https://www.sunnking.com/events/cheektowaga-12-04-21
Track Us Announcement IconJewish War Veterans
In honor of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and Buffalo Frontier Post 25 – Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. The bench is located at the Amherst Veterans Memorial, within Amherst State Park, where family, friends, and the community can gather to pay tribute to loved ones and their service.

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Track Us Announcement IconParking Ban - November 1st
Reminder, the Town of Amherst Overnight Winter Parking Ban begins on November 1st. No overnight street parking during the hours of 1:00 am to 7:00 am.
Track Us Announcement IconNovember Network
November is Caregiver's Month. Check out our special programs on page 5.

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The Town of Amherst 2021 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony was held on Saturday September 11th, 2021 at the Amherst Memorial Hill Grove. Please click the website link below to view the video of the ceremony.

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Amherst Veterans were honored at this year’s Veterans Memorial Ceremony.

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Please click the website link below for the Town of Amherst’s tentative budget spending plan on American Rescue Plan Act funds.

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Track Us Announcement IconSenior Center Clubs
Join a Club!

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COVID-19 Related Information (click to open)

Local Declaration of A State of Emergency

Executive Orders


Primary Purpose of the Program:

To assist low income households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The household should have been low income before the COVID-19 crisis occurred. Priority will be given to households that became unemployed due to the pandemic. Due to the funding source for this program, assistance will be provided to households who are most likely to achieve and maintain stable housing once they have been assisted by the program. Temporary rental assistance for up to 3 months and a limit of $3,000.00 will be given to households that qualify.

Program Information & Application

The Town of Amherst Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division) has been formed to facilitate a connection between the Town of Amherst EOC and local stakeholders, public and private service providers, community groups and other networks to assist in identifying needs and resource gaps, answering questions, and guide planning for a strategic response to COVID-19. Please click the website link below for information from the EOC Planning Division.

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The Town of Amherst Comptroller's Office publishes current and historical adopted Budgets as well as BANS & Bonds Official Statements, Audited Financial Statements and Gross Wages & Benefits. Questions about financial or budget issues can be directed to the Comptroller's Office.

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Town of Amherst Boards & Committees meeting schedules, link to agendas, minutes & video. If you're interested in joining a Board or Committee, please contact the Councilmember's Office at (716) 631-7013 or the Supervisor's Office at (716) 631-7032.

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Comprehensive Property InformationThe Town of Amherst has been a leader in providing access to online property information for nearly 20 years. In 2007, Amherst was awarded a New York State grant to further develop its online property information. Through this grant the Town of Amherst developed the Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) portal. The CPI provides detailed property information (i.e., building type, square footage, year built, etc.), assessments and taxes, an Assessment Challenge tool, a two-year historical breakdown of tax bills, true tax versus tax bill amount (accounting for exemption savings), and a tax analysis detailing the Town, County and School tax levies.

The Town IT Department works closely with the Town's Assessor and Town Clerk / Receiver of Taxes to ensure the online portal continues to provide valuable and up-to-date information. Please follow this link for tax bills online.

Please visit the Assessor's Office for information regarding the 2021 Final Assessment Roll, 2020 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.

For Information on the exemption process for 2021 renewals and new applications please see this press release from the Town of Amherst Assessor's Office from August 31, 2020.

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. Amherst community videos.

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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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