Erie Street will be closed to traffic starting Monday, July 6, 2020 for approximately two months for a culvert replacement. The proposed detour runs from Erie Street, then along Broadway to Steinfeldt Road. 


Items that will be collected:

  • Tree branches – not to exceed 8 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter
  • Twigs
  • Leaves - NOT BAGGED
  • Shrubs
  • Tree and Shrub roots
  • Logs

These items will NOT be picked up if in bags, cans or any type of container.

The Highway Department picks up brush on almost a daily basis, year round and weather permitting. Branches are to be placed with ends pointing toward the street and piled as neatly as possible. Brush is usually picked up on a weekly basis by the Hi-lift. Please call the Highway Department at 683-3426 when brush is placed at the street.

Items that will NOT be collected:

  • Waste products
  • Pressure Treated Wood
  • Railroad Ties
  • Building Debris


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

Please be aware that starting at noon, Friday, March 27, 2020, the bathrooms at Westwood Park will be closed due to the Corona virus and limited staffing to clean these facilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


In an effort to keep our community and the town employees safe, we have decided to close town-owned buildings (other than the Lancaster Police Headquarters). For more details, please view the Exexutive Order 2020.3.

Until further notice, the Town Board meetings will go forward without public hearings or public attendance. It will be conducted via teleconference which will allow participation. The teleconference bridge will be through the Town's Office of Emergency Management. The call number is 1-716-800-4267 with the access PIN 1232.

pdf Local State of Emergency or Declaration 6/15/2020

The Town of Lancaster Assessor's Office would like to address the concerns regarding the 2020 Revaluation Project 2020 Assessment Roll. Please see the link below.

pdf Assessor's Statement

For answers to common questions, please see this link:

pdf Reval Questions Answers

The Town Board set a Public Hearing for April 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM (which has been postponed until further notice) for anyone wishing to comment on the new Town of Lancaster Zoning Code and Zoning Map. See the link below for the Code Draft and Map.

pdf Zoning Code Draft

pdf Zoning Map

pdf Environmental Resource Areas

pdf Zoning Code Schedule A

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

E-Z Pass On-The -Go is for sale in the Town Clerk's Office!

Governor Cuomo, in a June 12, 2018 press release, announced that the New York State Thruway ticketed system on the mainline I-90 & I-87 and the Erie Section to go completely cashless by the end of 2020. Cost of the E-Z Pass tag is $25 and is available now at the Town Clerk's Office, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

pdf Cashless Tolling

image E-Z Pass


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 Supervisor’s office at 716-683-1610.

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