Erie County has initiated a Mircoenterprise Loan/Grant Program for eligible small businesses. See the attached information.

pdf Microenterprise Flyer

Erie County, in partnership with the WNY Stormwater Coalition, the City of Buffalo and the Town of Wheatfield, is selling rain barrels, compost bins and accessories at wholesale prices. More information can be found below.

pdf 2021 Rain Barrel Composter Sale

pdf Rain Barrel

pdf Earth Machine

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin Tuesday, March 16, and runs through Friday, May 14. With spring approaching, DEC is reminding residents that conditions for wildfires are heightened in springtime when most wildfires occur.
Burning garbage or leaves is prohibited year-round. For more information about fire safety and prevention, go to DEC's FIREWISE New York website. 

The Aurora Street bridge over Cayuga Creek between St Johns Street and West Main Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday, March 1, 2021 for approximately 4 months for replacement of the concrete deck. The proposed detour runs from Aurora Street to Broadway, then along Central Avenue to Pleasant Avenue.

Marilyn Calhoun-Allen, Executive Director Association of Erie County Governments, has been serving on the Erie County Police Reform Committee and asked the town to provide a link so that every resident of Erie County can have the opportunity to participate.


Assistance from the Social Security Administration is available as detailed in the attached document.

pdf Social Security


The Home Energy Assistance Program office strongly suggests that residents apply as soon as possible this season due to Covid-10 pandemic, higher energy costs and higher unemployment rates. Please see the attached documents for more information.

pdf HEAP Flyer

pdf NY Doc Submit

pdf HEAP Application

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 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 11/15/ 2020

pdf Emergency Executive Orders December 2020 to Present

Erie County, NY – Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Global COVID-19 Dashboard 

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