COVID-19 Related Information (click to open)

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.

Emergency Operations Center, Planning Division, (EOC Planning Division)

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.

Due to the Covid-19, 2020 walks, runs & block parties are suspended until further notice due to an Executive order by the Governor. No public gatherings of over 50 people.

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 Department Status Update - Friday July 17, 2020 (COVID-19)

All non-essential Town and Village of Williamsville court functions have been POSTPONED. The Town Court front counter is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm. Please call the court (716) 689-4201 for any questions. Please see this Press Release for details

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.



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Budget & Financials

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.

Boards & Committees

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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Property Manager & Rental Unit Registration

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Comprehensive Property Information

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 2020 Final Assessment Roll, 2019 Final Assessment Roll, challenging your assessment, property sales, exemptions (including the STAR program), forms & worksheets, tax rates and frequestly asked questions (FAQs) regarding assessments and taxes.

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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  • Address:
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  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221