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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Public Notice

2015 Agricultural District Open Enrollment Period.

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the annual thirty-day period during which a landowner may request the inclusion of agricultural land into a certified agricultural district. The enrollment period begins on September 1, 2015. For further information, please access the document posted below.

2015 Agricultural District Annual Open Enrollment

Alerts & Notices

  • 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 mid-to-late September.
  • 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

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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