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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

Monday, December 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

Re: BENLIC RFF Process

click here to read meeting notice

If you require a notice of the driving ban related to the November snow storm
click here

To File a Claim for Damages
Please Submit the Form Below
to the Village Clerk's Office
at 5423 Broadway

Notice of Claim Form

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.

National Register
Historic District Nomination

Mayor Maute announced on 9/22/14 the start of a nomination for a Broadway District for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Broadway District Press Release - Click Here

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

Mon. 11/10 - Village Board Work Session - 5:45pm Financial Statement Review and Board Meeting Agenda Review
Mon. 11/10 - Village Board Meeting - Regular Meeting 7:00pm
Tues. 11/11 - Veterans Day Holiday- Offices Closed
Wed. 11/12 - Broadway Historic District Nomination Informational Meeting- 6:00pm at Municipal Building Auditorium 2nd Floor

Wed. 11/12 - Historic Preservation
Commission Meeting
- 7:30pm at Municipal Building

Mon. 11/17 - Village Board Work Session - 6:45pm Public Safety Committee
Mon. 11/17 - Village Board Meeting - Special Meeting 7:15pm- Public Hearing on Lake Avenue Striping (click here to read notice)
Thurs. 11/20 - Planning Commission Meeting -CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Mon. 11/24 - Village Board Work Session - CANCELED DUE TO CONTINUED STORM RESPONSE
Thurs. & Fri 11/27 & 11/28 - Thanksgiving Day Holiday- Offices Closed
Mon. 12/1 - Village Board Meeting - Special Meeting 6:00pm- Public Hearing re: BENLIC RFF Process (click here to read notice)
Upcoming Community Events
Sat. 11/29 - Tree Lighting click here for details