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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

Village Tentative Budget for 2020-2021

Please find below the tentative Village Budget for the year 2020-2021.  The Village Board scheduled to hold a Public Hearing regarding the budget on April 6, 2020, but due to the cornonavirus situation a "true" Public meeting will not be held. Please review the budget and call the Village Office at 542-9636 if you have any questions or concerns.  More information on how the Village Board will run the meeting will follow.

Thank you for your understanding.

Public Warning of phone scam

Please read the link below regarding phone scammers in the City of Plattsburgh, these scammers could move on to other locations so please be aware and careful of giving out your personal information over the phone.

Stay safe!

Phone Scam

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

The Village Office has extended the dates the office will be closed to the Public until April 6, 2020.  We will still staff the office with one person to answer the phones and process the mail.  Any messages left for the office will be answered as soon as possible.   

Reminder:  Utility payments can be placed in the mail, the night deposit box or paid on-line.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time.


State of Emergency Declaration

The Mayor of the Village of Akron has signed a State of Emergency Declaration effective 9:00 am March 17, 2020 through 9:00 am April 15, 2020.  This will give the Mayor the authority to preserve the public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the Village. 

State of Emergency Declaration

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Please note that due to the Coronavirus, the Village Hall will be closed to public access beginning today March 17 - March 31, 2020.  The office staff will still report to work to answer the phone and process utility payments received from the mail, in the night drop box or on-line.  Thank you all for your cooperation during this challenging time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Village Office, in an effort to abide by the new regulations in social distancing, is recommending to please consider paying your utility bill by either mailing, dropping in the night deposit or paying on-line.  The website to pay on-line is www.erie.gov/akron.  Thank you for your cooperation as we travel through this difficult time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please find attached a FAQ sheet from Erie County Department of Health regarding COVID-19.

 

COVID-19

Village Office closed today March 4, 2020.

Due to illness the Village Hall office will be closed today March 4, 2020.  Please remember you can use the night drop box to pay your bill.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Village Office closed today March 3, 2020.

Due to illness the Village Office will be closed today, March 3, 2020.  For your convenience we have the night drop box available to make your payment.  We are hoping to resume Office hours tomorrow.  Thank you for patience and understanding. 

Village Staff

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is coming...find out all you need to know by clicking on the following link:

2020 Census Presentation

And if you are interested in becoming a paid Census Taker, please click link below: 

2020 Census Job Information