Please be advised that in order to keep our streets and sidewalks safe for the residents, leaves should be placed on the grass between the sidewalk and the street, NOT in the street. 


The Official General Election Ballot for Erie County, New York is attached below.

  pdf Sample Ballot


The 2020-21 School Tax bills will be arriving a bit later than usual due to the current pandemic. The bills have been printed by Erie County and were picked up by the Town of Lancaster for the Tax Department on September 14th and will be processed this week.

Property owners can expect the School Tax bills to arrive in their mailboxes from September 23rd to September 26th. We depend on the US mail to deliver in a timely manner.

Erie County's no cost Household Hazardous Waste drop-off Program has contracted with Hazman to provide a no cost drop-off in Tonawanda. More information below. 

  pdf Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

The Town Board set a Public Hearing for August 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM for anyone wishing to comment on the new Town of Lancaster Zoning Code and Zoning Map. See the links below for information on how the hearing will be conducted, the Zoning Code Schedules A and B, the Code Draft and Map.

pdf Zoning Code 2020

pdf Zoning Schedule A

pdf Zoning Schedule B

document Public Notice Zoning Code

pdf Zoning Map

pdf Environmental Resource Areas


Anyone in an unsafe or abusive relationship can reach out for help at the 24-hour emergency hotline number: 716-884-6000, a counselor is on the other end to listen, provide resources and help. Haven House also has a chat system: 

pdf Haven House Flyer

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named the Town of Lancaster the 38th Safest City in New York State.

pdf Lancaster Named 38th Safest City in New York State

In an effort to keep our community and the town employees safe, we have decided to continue to keep our Town Hall doors locked to the general public.  We are conducting business as usual in which you can schedule an appointment ahead of your arrival with the desired department or call the desired department upon your arrival.  The Town Hall department numbers are listed on the outside entry doors.

  pdf Town Hall Phone List for Doors

Until further notice, the Town Board meetings and the Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will be held via Teleconference Bridge at:

                      1-716-800-4267 Access Pin 1232.

    pdf State of Emergency 10/15/20

Follow these instructions if you suspect GPS devices/apps are improperly routing commercial truck traffic through your residential community.  How To Report Residential Truck Traffic

For Street Light Outages in the Town of Lancaster, please report it by visiting our online Report a Streetlight Web Form  OR you can call the Highway Department at 716-683-3426.

For Street Light Outages in the Village of Lancaster, please contact NYSEG at 1-800-572-1111 or