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The Village of Akron is located in Western New York about 25 miles east of Buffalo and 50 west of Rochester. Akron is a place for your residence or business. You'll like it here!

Akron was founded in 1849 and is over 150 years old. It has gone through cycles of growth and prosperity with some of its history reflected in this web site. We have a strong industrial base that provides jobs, low property taxes and supports a complex infrastructure of municipal electric, water and wastewater systems. We have a cross section of homes in various settings, and periods, all focused around a quaint central business district. Akron is located within minutes of major shopping malls, sporting events including the NFL Buffalo Bills football and NHL Buffalo Sabres hockey teams. Cultural activities include parks, concerts, recreation, summer fairs, celebrations, and parades, volunteer organizations and just plain good company.

Akron is unique in village government as the Akron Water System flows through Wyoming, Genesee and Erie County. The Akron Water Plant is located in the Town of Darien in Genesee County with the Akron water reservoir located in the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County. Having a Village sewer plant sized for residential and industrial growth, along with a municipal electric utility system that has historically provided electricity at a very low rate, make Akron very attractive to business and residents alike. All physical plants are kept up to date and funded through capital projects are planned well six or more years into the future. We work to keep permit fees for buildings and village services highly competitive and pride ourselves on customer service. The Mayor and Board of Trustees have historically focused on keeping governmental costs down and establishing partnerships with surrounding municipalities wherever it is of mutual value.

Akron has it own fire and police departments that are highly respected. A New York State police presence is located within village limits. Akron has a planning board and a zoning board for resident and business property owner protection.

Above all, Akron is a warm friendly place, a place to take a walk on a warm summer night and just enjoy the community spirit. Akron is truly a special place to live, work, establish a business and enjoy!

Village of Akron, 21 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001

Phone: 716-542-9636

Fax: 716-542-5586

Latest News

12/02/2016: Community Christmas Celebration Saturday December 10, 2016

The Community Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday December 10, 2016 in Russell Park, as a joint effort by the Akron Music Parents, the Akron Central School Elementary Chorus, the Akron Lioness Organization, the Akron Chamber of Commerce, the Akron Fire Company and the Village of Akron.  

11/23/2016: Village of Akron Thanksgiving Hours

The Village of Akron will be closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 911 or 542-4481.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday November 28, 2016.

11/23/2016: Village of Akron Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up Saturday November 26, 2016

The Village of Akron recycling and garbage pick-up this week will be on Saturday November 26, 2016 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Recycling week "B" is scheduled to be picked up.

10/31/2016: Village of Akron Trick-or-Treating Hours

Trick-or-Treating hours have been established in the Village of Akron for Monday October 31, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  With the help of the Akron Fire Company and Amherst Control, the fire siren will go off at 6:00 PM to signal the start and then again at 8:00 PM to signal the end of Trick-or-Treating in the Village of Akron.

10/26/16: Akron Water System Updatel

This is a message from John Asmus, Village of Akron Chief Water Plant Operator:

Recently, the Akron Central School District posted an informative letter regarding lead levels detected in some of their taps in the school.

This excerpt below, from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), best summarizes how lead can get into tap water:

10/12/2016: Public Service Commission Environmental Disclosure Labels

The New York State Public Service Commission has released the information for the 2014 Environmental Disclosure Labels.  The label shows the fuel sources and air emission to generate the electricity provided for the Village of Akron.

2014 Environmental Disclosure Label

10/12/2016: Village of Akron Leaf Pick Up Schedule

Monday October 24, 2016 will begin our leaf pick up schedule.  Leaves must be racked to the curb.  Please do not put them in containers.  Please do not mix brush or trash with your leaves as well.

The compost site will remain open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - Noon through November 19, 2016.  After that date, the compost site will be closed until April 2017.

2016 Leaf Pick Up Schedule

10/12/2016: Village of Akron Trick-or-Treating Hours

Trick-or-Treating hours have been established in the Village of Akron for Monday October 31, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  With the help of the Akron Fire Company and Amherst Control, the fire siren will go off at 6:00 PM to signal the start and then again at 8:00 PM to signal the end of Trick-or-Treating in the Village of Akron.

10/12/2016: Village of Akron Monday Curbside Brush Pick-Up

Monday October 17, 2016 will be the last date for curbside brush pick-up in the Village of Akron.  The compost site at the Joint Municipal Facility at 12707 Clarence Center Road will remain open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to Noon until November 19, 2016.  After that date, the compost site will be closed until April 2017.

10/06/16: Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

On October 10, 2016, the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead will be celebrating Indigenous People's Day.  

The Indigenous People's Day Celebration is set to take place in Russell Park from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

This event is meant to bring together the Native and non-Native communities in order to promote friendship and peace amongst all, as well as to educate the general public about Haudenosaunee culture and way of life.