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Building Department /  Electrical

The Electrical Division Office Hours are 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Monday-Friday

The primary purpose of the Electrical Division of the Building Department is to:

  • Inspect electrical systems for code compliance
  • Coordinate electrical power between utility companies and property owners
  • Review electrical plans during the permit process and provide advice to designers on code compliance
  • Assist property owners with New York State and National Electrical Code requirements
  • Inspect the installation and locations of carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms
  • Investigate complaints about electrical maintenance, lighting and code compliance
  • Maintain the list of electrical license holders
  • Oversee the Board of Electrician Examiners which:
    1. Has jurisdiction and examination authority over all persons desiring or intending to engage in electrical construction
    2. Has power to examine and certify person applying for licenses as master or residential electricians
    3. Shall hold examinations twice yearly to examine persons applying for licenses
    4. May revoke any license if deemed necessary

List of Licensed Master Electricians

List of Licensed Residential Electricians

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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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