Until further notice, the front entrance to the Town Hall will be closed. Please use the two entrances off Clark Street.

The University at Buffalo School of Management is offering free tax preparation assistance to individuals or families with annual income of $60,000 or less through its IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is available on a first come, first served basis, and will be offered at Allen Hall on the UB South Campus from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 12, 18, 19, and April 1, 2, and 8.

pdf UB VITA Program.pdf

The Town Engineer has advised that starting on Monday, March 13th, Simme Road will be closed, except for local traffic, for culvert replacement.  Expected completion will be the end of May.

 Siebert Road will be closed at William Street to Brunck Road until further notice due to culvert failure.  Access to homes in this section of Siebert Road will be from Brunck Road only.

The Town of Lancaster is trying to secure funding through a grant for the reconstruction of the culvert on Siebert Road. We are currently waiting to hear on grant funding, and we are hopeful to hear by mid to end of March.  By trying to secure grant funding it will save the Town approximately $600,000.00 and we cannot begin the design process until funding is in place.

We will then begin the design plan which takes approximately six weeks and then the project will be put out to bid which will take another six weeks.  We are hopeful to have completion of this project by the end of Summer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause residents, but safety is always the priority. We appreciate your patience during this process.

This is the link to "Real Facts To Know About Assessments".  Assessment

You can now recycle leftover paint. To find out more, go to www.paintcare.org or www3.erie.gov/recycling.

pdf Recycle Leftover Paint

Applications to hold a Yard Sale in the Town of Lancaster can be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office, 21 Central Avenue, and at the Highway Department, 525 Pavement Road as well as on this website.

All applications MUST be submitted to the Highway Department, 525 Pavement Road.

document Yard Sale Application


The Town of Lancaster is offering all Board Meetings live streamed as they are happening and archived afterwards on their YouTube channel. This includes Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Ethics Board and Industrial Development Agency meetings.

This opportunity to view and listen to board meetings will further open the government to the community. To access the YouTube channel, go to the Quick Links, at the right-hand side of the Home page, and click either “YouTube Live Streaming” or “YouTube Previous Board Meetings.” The Town of Lancaster is happy to provide more access to anyone unable to attend these governmental meetings. 

* We are now live streaming Town Board Work Sessions, starting at 6:30pm, prior to every Town Board Meeting.

Cooler temperatures are a reminder of fun fall activities and family gatherings for the holidays. However, the fall and winter months also call for extra precautions. 

We urge you to take preventative measures to reduce the risk and protect yourselves, your families, and your community:

Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

  • Make sure your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarms are functioning by testing them once per month. Both alarms should be battery-operated or have a battery back-up, and batteries should be changed once per year. You should have a separate alarm for each to prevent these separate emergencies.
  • Have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on every floor, outside sleeping areas and inside bedrooms. You can check for interconnecting alarms so that one sounds, they all sound.
  • Your smoke alarm doesn’t just sound when there is a fire. Learn the difference between the sounds: three loud beeps (continuous) means there is smoke or a fire, and one “chirp” every 30-60 seconds means it is time to change the battery.
  • Your smoke alarm must be changed every 10 years. Make sure you find out how old the smoke alarm is when you move into a new residence. If your smoke alarm continues to “chirp” even after you have replaced the battery, it’s time to replace your smoke alarm.
  • Most home fires start in the kitchen. Make sure you always keep watch over your cooking and that there is a fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Have a fire escape plan and review it with your family. Make sure plans meet the needs of those with disabilities, children, and those with mobility issues in the household.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911.
  • On average, one of every 13 hotel or motel reports a structure fire each year. Make sure you are staying at a hotel or motel equipped with smoke alarms and sprinklers, locate the fire exits when you arrive, and review the escape plan with your traveling companions.
  • Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician.
  • Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, at least 20 feet away from your home.

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

pdf Microenterprise Flyer

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