Welcome to the Town of Hamburg, New York... the Town that Friendship Built!
Please be advised TRAFFIC COURT has been canceled for Monday, October 19, 2020. If you had a scheduled court date, letters will be mailed with a new date of Monday, November 2, 2020.
If you received a traffic ticket with a court date of 10/19/20, that is NOT your court date. Please enter your plea and return the ticket to the Court office via the US mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Live Well Erie has up to $3,500/household rental and mortgage assistance available for qualified households (85% of NYS Median Income).
This program is available to income qualified (200% of federal poverty) Erie County Residents that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have fallen behind on their rent or mortgage as a result. Applicants will also receive 4 months of budget coaching to ensure that they are equipped to remain in their housing for the long-term. Please visit Community Action Organization of WNY for more information or call 716.881.6543. Applications are being accepted via email, fax, mail, and drop box.
Corona Virus Resources
Residents Rat Resources
Surveys included: Town of Hamburg Retail Space Revitalization
Tax pmt fees apply:
Dog pmt fees apply: Credit, debit - $1.95
We hope that you will find the information contained within to be interesting and beneficial as you explore our newly designed site. We believe this exciting technology, from which you and others can learn about our Town will also offer an unparalleled opportunity to interact with the day to day operations of our government. Whether you are an interested observer or a concerned resident, we hope to provide a mechanism where those with access to the Internet can learn important facts about the Town of Hamburg. While our web site is forever changing, we will endeavor to expand and keep current the information.
Hamburg is located on the shores of Lake Erie, just 20 minutes south of the City of Buffalo. In addition to providing excellent recreational options, we offer ample shopping and fine dining. Because of our suburb schools, safe neighborhoods and business opportunities, we know you'll find Hamburg a fine place to grow a family or business.
Residents find employment in industrial and service industries within the Town and Metropolitan Buffalo. Police and fire protection, along with highway, sanitation, recreation, sewage services and facilities, are provided for the area by the Town or special districts under the supervision of the Town Board. The Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg are contained within the Town's boundaries.
Minutes away from Hamburg, you have Canada and Niagara Falls to the North; winery tours, Amish Country and the Chautauqua Institute to the South; ski resorts and amusement parks to the East and over 9,000 square miles of fishing, boating and water sports to the west. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is only a 20 minute drive from Hamburg, on the New York State Thruway. So check out our site, then come visit and see for yourself what a great place Hamburg really is!
"Helping to build better neighborhoods and a better community"
New York State has the Safe Harbor Act for eviction restrictions.
The Tenant Safe Harbor Act provides protection from eviction for renters who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. The legislation prohibits courts from ever evicting residential tenants who experienced financial hardship for non-payment of rent that accrues or becomes due during the COVID-19 period. It would apply to any unpaid rent accrued between March 7 and the yet-to-be-determined date.
The Department of Community Development has contracted with the Center for Elder Law & Justice as well as Neighborhood Legal Services to provide legal assistance to residents dealing with evictions during this pandemic. Call our office for further information (716) 648 - 6216.
The Centers for Disease Control issued a federal eviction moratorium for all renters at risk of being evicted to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The moratorium went into effect September 4, 2020 and lasts through December 31, 2020. The order applies to states and territories with reported cases of coronavirus. Qualified renters must provide a signed declaration to their landlord (see form below). If able to pay rent, you must still do so. Renters can still be evicted for the following reasons: (1) conducting criminal activity on the property; (2) damaging the property; (3) violating building codes, health ordinances; and (4) violating the rental contract (other than the timely payment of rent, late fees, etc.).
Click declaration-form.pdf for the form!
Hamburg Community Development has its "Homeless Prevention" program to assist residents.
See the application for rent and utility assistance below!
If you are in need of rental, mortgage or other assistance due to COVID-19,
click below for a link to wny211.org!
If you need other assistance please click on the following link for a listing of assistance programs & phone numbers.
It's Always Fair Housing Month In Hamburg! Inclusion Means Everyone!
The Town of Hamburg has had its own Fair Housing law since 1986.
Our most recent update (May, 2016) established "inclusionary zoning" within the law.
Read the complete Town of Hamburg Fair Housing law below (click the link).
Hamburg Fair Housing Law
For a link to the Inclusionary Zoning reporting forms, click on the following:
The Town of Hamburg has housing programs that can assist you to...
* Become a 1st Time Home Owner *
You can also Renovate your home OR mobile home!
Certain restrictions apply to each program!
Call our office at (716) 648 - 6216 for details
Income restrictions apply per family size. See below.
Family Size Maximum Income Allowable
Click on the program link BELOW to get a PDF version
of our APPLICATION for either of our housing programs.