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Hamburg Comprehensive Plan
Town of Hamburg Police Department
In order to protect the health of our essential employees, if it preferred to handle calls over the phone or through email. Please direct non-emergency calls to
Due to recent COVID restrictions, the Hamburg Town Court will NOT be in regular session. If you received a letter to appear, you must appear at the date and time indicated. All Small Claim/Civil matters are suspended until further notice. Once Court is authorized to resume, you will be contacted by the Court via the mail for a future date. You will not be penalized for your absence.
For all TRAFFIC TICKET INFRACTION(S) the appearance date you received by the Police Department is not your actual Court date. If you received a traffic ticket, please enter your plea, and return the ticket to the Court office via the US mail. If you plead not guilty you will receive a Plea Waiver in the mail from the Town Prosecutor. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the Court to process your plea.
The Court Clerk’s Office is open to the public, but with limited access, if you wish to pay a fine, it is encouraged to either pay online at paycourtonline.com or mail a money order or certified check to the Court. The Court CANNOT accept fine payments over hone.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING/MASK (PPE).
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. For all inquiries, please call the Court directly at 649-6116.
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.
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 passes the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Act of 2020 (12/28/2020)
The Act prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also extends the Senior Citizens' Homeowner Exemption and Disabled Homeowner Exemption from 2020 to 2021. The Act adds to New York State's efforts to protect tenants and homeowners from the economic hardship incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residential Evictions: The Act places a moratorium on residential evictions until May 1, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations. Residential Foreclosure Proceedings: The Act also places a moratorium on residential foreclosure proceedings until May 1, 2021. Homeowners and small landlords who own 10 or fewer residential dwellings can file hardship declarations with their mortgage lender, other foreclosing party or a court that would prevent a foreclosure. Tax Lien Sales: The Act prevents local governments from engaging in a tax lien sale or a tax foreclosure until at least May 1, 2021. Payments due to the locality are still due. Credit Discrimination and Negative Credit Reporting: Lending institutions are prohibited from discriminating against a property owner seeking credit because the property owner has been granted a stay of mortgage foreclosure proceedings, tax foreclosure proceedings or tax lien sales. They are also prohibited from discriminating because the owner is in arrears and has filed a hardship declaration with the lender. See the NYS Unified Court System Hardship Declaration Below:
The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) 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 JUNE 30, 2021. 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. Click on the link below for more specific information!
Click Eviction Declaration for the form!
Hamburg Community Development has its "Homeless Prevention" program to assist residents.
See the application for rent and utility assistance below!
Hamburg Community Development has contracted with the "Center for Elder Law & Justice" as well as "Neighborhood Legal Services" to provide free legal assistance to qualified residents dealing with evictions during this pandemic. Call our office for further information (716) 648 - 6216.
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.
APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH!
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.