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Adult Day Care
Senior Services
(716) 689-1403
Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation
Senior Services
(716) 636-3055
Animal Control or Complaint
Police Department
(716) 689-1311
Assessment Information
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Barbecue Grills
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Bassett Park
Youth and Recreation
(716) 631-7132
Birth Certificate
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7044
Building Inspection
Building
(716) 631-7080
Building Permits
Building
(716) 631-7080
Compost / Mulch
Comptroller
(716) 689-1280
Condo Associations Issues
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Councilmembers
Councilmembers
(716) 631-7013
Court Matters
Attorney
(716) 689-4200
Criminal Matters
Attorney's Office
(716) 858-2424
Death Certificate
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7044
Disabled or Handicapped Parking Permit
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Dog Licenses
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Donating Computer / Printer
Refuse Control
(716) 854-3494
Donating Paint, Tools, etc.
Refuse Control
(716) 852-6607
Easements
Attorney
(716) 631-7117
Eggertsville Youth and Community Center
Youth and Recreation
(716) 446-9170
Electric Power Outage
Non Town
(716) 800-465-1
Emancipated Minors
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Emergency Management
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7121
Employment Application
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Erie County Department of Health
Supervisor
(716) 858-7690
Erie County Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Fire / Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire / Medical Emergencies
Central Fire Alarm
*911
Fire Pit
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire Prevention / Complaint
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Fire Protection Equipment
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Flood Hazard Area
Engineering
(716) 631-7080
Flood Hazard Area
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Foundation
Engineering
(716) 631-7080
Garbage / Yard Waste Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Garbage Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Garbage Tote / Recylcing Bin
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Home Care Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3050
Homebuyer Assistance
Community Development
(716) 631-7082
Homeowner Rehabilitation
Community Development
(716) 631-7082
Household Hazardous Waste
Refuse Control
(716) 858-6800
Insurance Certificates
Building
(716) 631-7080
Island Park
Supervisor
(716) 632-4120
Jobs / Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Land Donations
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Landlord Issues
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Leaf Collection
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Local Schools / Colleges
Human Resources
n/a
Low Income / Senior Tax Exemptions
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Marriage License
Human Resources
(716) 631-7044
Meals on Wheels
Senior Services
(716) 636-3065
Medicare
Human Resources
(800) 633-4227
Neighbor Issues
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Non-life Threatening Emergencies
Central Fire Alarm
(716) 689-1212
Old Home Days
Human Resources
(716) 632-4120
Open Burning
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Police Officer Exam
Human Resources
(716) 858-8484
Post Office
Supervisor
(800) 275-8777
Post Office: Amherst (Bailey Avenue)
Supervisor
(716) 831-8651
Post Office: East Amherst (Transit)
Supervisor
(716) 688-9595
Post Office: Getzville (Millersport)
Supervisor
(716) 689-8874
Post Office: Williamsville (Sheridan)
Supervisor
(716) 632-0421
Pro Bono Attorneys
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Public Improvement Permit
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Real Estate
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Recycling
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Report an Accident with a Town Vehicle
Attorney's Office
Rezoning
Planning
(716) 631-7051
Right-of-Way Inquiries
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Rodent Control
Refuse Control
(716) 631-7119
Sanitary Backups
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7157
Sanitary Backups
Emergency Services
(716) 691-9771
Sanitary Sewers
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7154
Senior Outreach Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3070
Service Request regarding NY State
Roads, Trees, etc. List of State Roads
Highway
(716) 684-6180
Sidewalks
Engineering
(716) 631-7080
Sidewalks
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Site Plans (Major and Minor)
Planning
(716) 631-7051
Small Claims Matters
Attorney's Office
(716) 689-4218
Smoke Detectors
Fire Safety
(716) 631-7140
Snow Plowing Permits
Town Clerk
(716) 631-7021
Social Security
Human Resources
(800) 772-1213
STAR Program
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Storm Sewers
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7117
Street Lights
Emergency Services
(716) 631-7117
Subordinated/Consensual Liens
Attorney
(716) 631-7082
Summer Employment
Human Resources
(716) 631-7025
Supervisor's Office
Office of the Supervisor
(716) 631-7032
Tax Bill Calculations
Comptroller
(716) 631-7005
Tax Exemptions
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7038
Tax Information
Assessor's Office
(716) 631-7021
Town Board
Councilmembers
(716) 631-7013
Town Prosecutor (Vehicle & Traffic Matters Only)
Attorney
(716) 631-7030
Town Shelters
Youth and Recreation
(716) 631-7132
Town Tree
Parks
(716) 631-7117
Transportation or Van Services
Senior Services
(716) 636-3075
Underground Utilities
Engineering
(800) 962-7962
Vendor Payment
Comptroller
(716) 631-7005
Veteran's Affairs
Human Resources
(716) 632-4190
Village Building Permits
Building
(716) 632-4120
Water in Basement
Engineering
(716) 631-7154
Water Main Break
Emergency Services
(716) 849-8484
Website
Office of Information Tech
(716) 631-7029
Wills / Estates
Attorney
(716) 852-3100
Zoning / Building Compliance
Building
(716) 631-7080

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