Online Tax Payments

Taxes may be paid electronically on the Town of Lancaster Website.

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Forms Library

Looking for information on licenses, permits and other formal requests?

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Alerts & Notices

  • HEAP Outreach Event – Legislator Ted Morton will be sponsoring a HEAP Assistance Program at Lancaster Town Hall on Tuesday, December 5, 2015 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Please see the flyer posted below for documentation required to be submitted with applications on this day.

    HEAP Outreach 2015
  • Heritage Trail Closed During Hunting Season – The Heritage Trail will be closed beginning on November 21st and will reopen on December 14th due to hunting season. Please see the Parks and Recreation Department page for further information.
  • Winter Parking Ban will be in effect from November 15th through March 15th. Parking on Town roadways is prohibited between the hours of 1 AM and 7 AM during this period.
  • NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE – LINCOLN STREET will be closed between Walden Avenue and Olmstead Avenue in the Village of Depew, effective August 10, 2015 due to bridge repairs. Lincoln Street will remain closed until approximately October 31, 2015.
  • A new Local Law was adopted by the Town Board on February 2, 2015 regarding changes to dog licensing fees. Residents of the Town (including the Villages of Lancaster and Depew) are advised that a $5 surcharge, per month, will be assessed for each dog license not renewed within the specific renewal month regardless as to the number of days lapsed. For further information, please see the Dog Control page.
  • Change in NYS Law for Electronic Waste – Effective January 1, 2015, a new law is in effect throughout New York State. It is unlawful for residential households to place electronic equipment at the curb for disposal. Please refer to the Refuse and Recycling page for further information.
  • Yard Sales in the Town of Lancaster – A reminder to residents that you must obtain a permit prior to holding a yard sale, garage sale, or estate sale at your private residence. The permit can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office.
  • No open burning of leaves and/or yard debris is allowed in the Town of Lancaster.

Events Calendar

The 2015 Final Assessment Roll for the Town of Lancaster can be accessed by using the link below.

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The 2015 Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Lancaster can be accessed by using the link below.

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All dogs in New York State must be licensed by the age of four (4) months. Proof of a current rabies vaccination indicating its expiration date is required. Spayed and neutered dogs are licensed at a reduced fee upon presentation of a veterinarian’s certification. The license fees are $20, for a spayed or neutered dog the fees are $13. The license is renewable annually.

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Parks & Recreation

2015Girls Basketball Camp

Welcome to the Town of Lancaster Parks & Recreation Department. We appreciate the time you have taken to learn more about our department and the programs that we offer. Our commitment to recreation drives us to offer a variety of programs and classes for toddlers, children, adults, children and adults with special needs as well as senior citizens. We hold several special events throughout the year including Santa at Westwood, Beat the Winter Blues, and the Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration. Whether you are an active Heritage Trail and park user, enrolled in our classes and programs, or just out for a walk in the park, you will find Lancaster is a great place to be. Thank you for making Recreation & Parks part of your lifestyle.

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Online registration for Recreation Programs and Reservations for Parks Facilities can be completed via the following link:

Online Recreation Registration

About Lancaster, New York

The Town of Lancaster is located in Erie County, in Western New York State, about eleven miles east of downtown Buffalo. The town measures slightly more than six miles north/south and six miles east/west for an area of 37 square miles. About 40,000 residents call the town home. Lancaster is part of the 26th U.S. Congressional District, the 59th New York State Senate District, the 143rd New York State Assembly and the 5th and 8th Erie County Legislative Districts. A five member Town Board administers all Town business and is presided over by the Town Supervisor.

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