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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Residents of the Village of Lancaster with road/snow issues must call the Village DPW at 683-1028. Town residents must call the Town of Lancaster Highway Department at 683-3426.

Update @ 6:30 PM on 11/20/2014 – Due to the extreme snowfall in the Town of Lancaster, Waste Management has asked that residents with scheduled collections on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week hold all refuse until the week of 11/24. Collection will resume on Monday, 11/24. Collection on Monday 11/24, Tuesday 11/25 and Wednesday 11/26 will take place as scheduled. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, collection will be delayed by one day for collections scheduled on Thursday 11/28 and Friday 11/29 only.

Update 11/21/2014 at 7:00 AM – The travel ban is no longer in effect in the Town of Lancaster.


Job Postings

Current Job Postings for the Town of Lancaster can be viewed on our Jobs page. For quick access, use the link below.

Town of Lancaster Job Postings


11/12/2014 – Request for Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Services

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town of Lancaster, NY, is requesting statements of qualifications from qualified architectural and/or engineering firms for the provision of architectural and/or engineering services to the Town. A detailed copy of the RFQ, which includes the RFQ response requirements, is available from the Office of the Town Attorney, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York, 14086 (716-684-3342) or at the link posted below. All responses to the RFQ must be received in the Office of the Town Clerk, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York 14086 no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 15, 2014.

Town of Lancaster Request for Qualifications

7/23/2014 – New Yard Sale Policy

Effective June 16, 2014 multiple residences desiring to hold a sale of property of any kind shall obtain a permit at least ten (10 ) days prior to the sale.

For further information, please refer to the Yard Sale link on the Town Clerk’s web page.

Alerts & Notices

    • Electronic items for recycling will be collected curbside at residential properties through December 31, 2014 only. As of January 1, 2015, a new NYS law will be in effect. Please refer to the Refuse and Recycling page for further information.
    • The Heritage Trail will be closed from November 15, 2014 through December 16, 2014 due to hunting season. Please refer to the Parks and Recreation Department page for further information.
    • Winter parking bans will be in effect on all Town streets beginning on November 15th. Vehicles cannot be parked on Town streets from 1 AM to 7 AM.
    • NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSING – Penora Street in the Town of Lancaster and Village of Depew will be closed from Como Park Boulevard to Broadway beginning on Monday, July 14 through Friday, November 21, 2014. This project is being conducted by the Erie County Highway Department.
    • Lancaster Town Clerk announced changes to Chapter 49 “Yard Sales” effective June 16, 2014. Please refer to Town Clerk’s webpage for additional 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 2014 Final Assessment Roll for the Town of Lancaster can be accessed by using the link below.

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The 2014 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

parksWelcome 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, Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration and our 3on3 basketball tournament. 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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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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