Clear sidewalks after each snowfall.

Be a good nieghbor and lend a hand in your community.

Storages piles should be kept out of right of ways, driveway entrances and any storm drain inlets or swales.

Plowing across any road is prohibited.

Citations may result when unsafe conditions affect pedestrian and vehicle traffic

The Town of Lancaster has started picking up leaves throughout the Town. The Highway Department DOES NOT take requests for leaf pickup. The Highway Department has five leaf trucks that have routes to cover street by street throughout the Town. 

Please place leaves between the curb and the sidewalk only and do not place them in the street. Leaves should also be placed in a separate pile from brush and ornamental grasses as these items cannot go through the leafers. 

If you prefer not to wait for our pickup, you may place your leaves in your garbage tote. Please be patient it takes time to cover the entire Town. 

There will be a HEAP Outreach at the Lancaster Senior Center on Thursday, December 1, 2022. See the attachment for more information.

pdf Heap Outreach.pdf

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

You can now recycle leftover paint. To find out more, go to or

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

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

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