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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.

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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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2019 Final Assessment Roll

The 2019 Final Assessment Roll is now available. Due the large size of the file, the download may take several minutes.


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Changes to Enhanced STAR

For the 2019 Assessment Roll, New York State will continue to implement changes to Enhanced STAR. All residents who have Enhanced STAR are registered with New York State in the Income Verification Program (IVP). NYS will do all income verification, and they, not the local Assessor, will notify residents of any issues. All potential new applicants for Enhanced STAR (those turning 65 in 2019 or 2020 and income below $88,050) will initially apply with the Amherst Assessor. See STAR program link for more information. Those receiving the Senior Low Income exemption must apply separately with our office. Attached is a brochure outlining all the changes.

2020 Exemption Update and Recap

Pamphlet on the changes to Enhanced STAR

For those who turned 65 in 2019 or are turning 65 in 2020 - An extra Property Tax Exemption may be available. Please view documents below:

The goal of the Assessor's Office is to determine the fair and equitable assessment for your property.


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Please take a look at our newly released Comprehensive Property Information (CPI) system developed through a grant with the New York State Office of Real Property Services. The CPI provides unparalleled access to:

  • Property Inventory Data
  • Property Tax information including payments and tax bill detail, and
  • Online Mapping to locate properties in a dynamic environment

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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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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