Online Tax Payments

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

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Forms Library

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Announcement – Job Posting

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is accepting written letters of interest for the position of full-time Laborer Aide. Written letters should be submitted to the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department on or before April 23, 2014. Please see the link below for the official announcement regarding this position.

Job Posting – Laborer Aide

Announcement – Job Posting

The Town of Lancaster is accepting applications for the position of Dog Control Officer – Part-Time On-Call. Interested parties are asked to submit a completed employment application to the Office of the Supervisor. For further details, please see the posted job description. (Links to these documents are posted below.)

Job Posting – DCO – Part-Time On-Call

Employment Application

Alerts & Notices

  • Notice of Highway Restriction - The Erie County Highway Department will be completing bridge repairs on Bowen Road beginning on April 24 through May 12, 2014. Lane restrictions will be in place on Bowen Road from Broadway to William Street.
  • Notice of Highway Restriction - The Erie County Highway Department will be completing bridge repairs on Schwartz Road beginning on April 24 through May 12, 2014. Lane restrictions will be in place on Schwartz Road from Hall Road to William Street.
  • No open burning of leaves and/or yard debris is allowed in the Town of Lancaster.
  • Erie County will host a Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the ECC North Campus. For further details, please download the flyer posted below.
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day – May 17, 2014
  • Erie County will host a Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at various locations, including Twin District Volunteer Fire Company on William Street. For further details, please download the flyer posted below.

    Prescription Drug Drop Off Day – April 26, 2014

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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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Lancaster Town Clerk Johanna M. Coleman announced that Sporting Licenses are currently on sale at her office in the Town Hall at 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York. Licenses may be obtained any weekday, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM. To expedite purchase of license, bring a driver’s license or a previous Sportsman’s license. Any sportsman who finds it inconvenient to appear personally at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular Town business hours may allow another person to purchase their license by sending with that person their driver’s license or a previous hunting license. The fees associated with the license must be paid at time of license.

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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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