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Welcome to the Village of Lancaster, New York, home page. This quaint historic village, incorporated in 1849, sits approximately 10 miles east of downtown Buffalo. The approximately 10,600 residents are only minutes away from the New York State Thruway, the Buffalo/Niagara International Airport and the area's largest shopping mall. Click here for more about Lancaster Village


Residents Should Be Aware of Some
Rules/Codes Concerning the Winter Season

click here for winter snow rules

Village Election
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The following is a true and correct list of all offices to be voted for at the Village Election on Wednesday, March 18, 2015:

TRUSTEE (4 Year Term) (Vote for Two) – Kenneth L. O’Brien III, 29 Lakeside Crescent, Citizens’ Party; Dawn M. Robinson, 31 Cambria Street, Citizens’ Party.

The following are the designated polling places in each of the voting districts within the Village:

     Districts 1, 2, and 3 – Municipal Building Assembly Hall, 5423 Broadway;
Districts 4, 6, and 7 – Lancaster Youth Building, 200 Oxford Avenue;
Districts 5 and 8 – Central Avenue School, 149 Central Avenue;

Polls will open at 12:00 Noon and will close at 9:00 p.m.  All polling places are handicapped accessible.

Michael E. Stegmeier
Village Clerk

Click Here for Map of Election Districts

Sewer or Storm Concerns?

Click here to let us know

For sewer and storm concerns and issues, including recurring situations, you may click the link above and complete the form as requested. This information will be forwarded to the appropriate village representatives including the Department of Public Works.

For sewer or storm emergencies, you may contact the Department of Public Works at (716) 683-1028 between the hours of 7:30am - 4:00pm from Monday through Friday. If an emergency occurs after hours, or on a weekend or holiday, please contact the Police Department at (716) 683-2800 for assistance. They will contact a DPW employee to address the situation as deemed necessary.

Village Board Minutes
To access official meeting minutes through the early 1970's, click on the "VILLAGE CODE" link on the left of this page. It will take you to the village code website and there is a section named "Public Documents". You will be able to click on the folders for minutes sorted by year. All of the information on the website is searchable including the minutes, and the results can be sorted by meeting minutes and/or the village code.

If you require additional assistance navigating the Village Code website, accessing the minutes, or using the search function, please contact the Village Clerk's office at (716) 683-2105 or send an email to

Zoning Map
To view the Zoning Map for the Village of Lancaster
Click here

Flood Risk Map Information
Click here


The Village of Lancaster provides school crossing guard services for students who choose to walk or ride their bikes to school. There have been some changes as to where the guards will be stationed and to their hours. The times and locations for guards IN THE VILLAGE OF LANCASTER ONLY are posted here on our website for review. Any questions or concerns regarding crossing guards should be directed to the Village Clerk's Office (Monday- Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm) 683-2105.

Winter Safety
Message from the Office of Emergency Management here

Community Development Corporation

Please click here to learn more about the Village of Lancaster Community Development Corporation

The Village of Lancaster Stormwater Management Program

To view the Stormwater Management Program or provide comments click here.


The book "Lancaster, New York: Architecture and History" is now available. This fantastic book, edited by James S. Keysa and featuring illustrations by local artists is now available at the Lancaster Village Municipal Building. Spiral Bound and Paperback are $15 each.


NYS Retirement Reporting

Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Appointed Officials


Contact the Village

Lancaster Municipal Building
5423 Broadway
Lancaster, New York 14086
(716) 683-2105
FAX: (716) 684-4830

Quick Links

Town of Lancaster Website

Lancaster Central School District Website

Village of Depew Website

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce Website

Lancaster Opera House

Lancaster, NY Weather


All information and images contained here are copyright Village of Lancaster.

Upcoming Government Events

Thurs. 3/5 - Village Board Work Session- 5:30pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers - (meet with grant writer to discuss Main Street grant)

Mon. 3/9 - Village Board Work Session - 5:30pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Mon. 3/9 - Village Board Meeting - Regular Meeting 7:00pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Wed. 3/11 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting -7:00pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Thurs. 3/12 -Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting -7:15pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Wed. 3/18 - Village General Election - Polls open Noon till 9:00pm
Thurs. 3/19 - Planning Commission Meeting- 7:00pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Mon. 3/23 - Village Board Work Session - 6:00pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Mon. 3/23 - Village Board Meeting - Regular Meeting 7:00pm at Municipal Building Council Chambers
Upcoming Community Events
Sat. 3/14 - St. Patrick's Day Parade - visit the Event Page for details click here