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Town Clerk Services /  Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

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
  • CDs and DVDs: $5.00 each
  • scannable documents sent by email: no charge
  • Requests requiring substantial research and time: charged at hourly rate

Please download, print and complete the FOIL Form and submit it to the Town Cleck'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

Requests can also be submitted electronically using the Town's online FOIL Form. Request submitted using this form will be automattically emailed to the Town Clerk.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrates its 200th Anniversary this year. 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