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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


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 /  Going Out of Business Sale

To conduct a Going Out of Business Sale a fee of $500.00 must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office. Please make 2 checks to the Town of Amherst. $75.00 is processed and $425.00 is held until the Building Department completes an inspection. Also required are a complete inventory, a floor plan, a statement that no goods are on consignment, and a statement that no goods listed in the inventory were the subject of a licensed sale conducted one year prior to the date of this application. Click here for an Application. This must be filed at least 15 days before the sale.

The permit is valid for 30 days. To extend the permit for a consecutive 30 days, an additional $50.00 is required, but a new application is not necessary. Approximately $425.00 of the original deposit is refundable subsequent to an inspection conducted by the Building Department after the sale. A Going Out of Business Sale permit will be granted only once.

Fees are not refundable if the application is subsequently revoked or the store closes more than 60 days after the date of the license. If the business closes within the 60 days of the license, the fees, less $75, are refundable.

A statement must be filed with the Town Clerk at the termination of the sale indicating the total retail value of the disposed goods, prior to the refunding of the deposit.

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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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221