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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.

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Amherst Schools & Education

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Town Clerk Services /  Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses

The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing licenses, processing license payments and updating dog status.

General Information

  • New York State law requires all dogs four months old or older to be licensed and have updated rabies vaccinations.
  • Town ordinance states that homeowners are allowed a maximum of three dogs per household.
  • The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing licenses, processing license payments and updating dog status only.
  • Owners may contact the Animal Control Officers at 716-689-1311 for any other concerns regarding licensed or unlicensed dogs.
  • Please notify the Town Clerk's Office when, for whatever reason (ex deceased, moved) your dog is no longer living in the town.

Annual Fees

  • Spayed/Neutered: $5.00
  • Unspayed/Unneutered: $13.00
  • One time/First/Replacement Tag Fee: $3.00

First Time Licensing

The Owner must:

  • Complete the Dog License Application
  • Provide proof of rabies vaccination (not to expire within 30 days of licensing)
  • Include certificate of spay/neuter (if applicable)
  • Include check or money order if mailing application

License Renewals

Annual renewals will be sent to the owner’s home from the Town Clerk's Office.

Renewals may be brought in or mailed to the Town Clerk's Office or completed through the new online dog renewal portal.


Online Dog Renewals

New! Online Dog Renewal System.

The Online Dog Renewal System will allow you to license your dog from any computer with access to the Internet. Please be assured that every precaution has been taken to ensure that your online transactions are safe and secure.

You may renew & pay for your dog license(s) online by using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Credit Cards. You may also pay via Debit Card or Electronic Check. There is a $1.75 convenience fee added to allow for this online service.

Please keep in mind that this is a renewal system. If you are licensing your dog for the first time, you will need to come to the Town Clerk's office and present a valid rabies certificate as well as a spay or neuter certificate, if applicable.

Please send an e-mail to jzeplowitz@amherst.ny.us if you have comments pertaining to this site. The Town of Amherst hopes that you find the online dog licensing feature to be a convenient and easy method to renew your dog’s license.

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).

Click for more information about ADA.

Website Contact

The Town of Amherst takes great pride in providing useful, timely and accurate information through its official website. We encourage public participation in our website and ask that you provide your feedback to help us make our site even better. Contact the website administrator at toawebsite@amherst.ny.us.

Get in Touch

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