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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

Detour Map during filming of "A Quiet Place 2

Please find below the detour maps for the Village of Akron Main Street area during the filming of the movie "A Quiet Place 2" from July 15 - July 24, 2019.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this event.

Detour Maps

Village Office will be OPENED during filming

Please note that the Village Office will be OPENED during filming, customers are asked to either mail your bill for this month, use the back entrance driveway through the fire hall or lastly, use the night deposit after 8 pm during filming days.  Thank you for your patience!

July 4th Festivities

July 3rd  Fireworks at dusk in Veterans Park – Buell St.

5:00 Food Stand – Veterans Park - Newstead Fire Co. Exempts

July 4th 8:00 -11:00 Mason’s Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge

June 20, 2019 Movie Construction

During all the Movie Construction and future filming along Main Street, please be extra careful while driving, walking and biking to keep everyone safe. 

June 3, 2019 - May 2019 utility bills

Please note that due to new utility software, the bills for the May 2019 usage will be delayed.  We hope to have them out and our computers updated with the most current information asap.  Thank you for your patience.

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

Please find attached the link for the Annual Water Report:

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

5/20/2019 Last Day to Pay Water, Sewer, Refuse Utilities

Please note that today is the last day to pay your water, sewer and refuse utilities before the balance is relevied on to your taxes.  All payments collected in the night deposit tomorrow morning will be considered on time.  Envelopes postmarked with May 20th will be accepted until Wednesday May 22, 2019.

Public Informational Meeting for all Main Street Businesses and Property Owners

Please note a Public Informational Meeting has been scheduled for May 6, 2019 at 6 pm at the Village Hall for all Main Street Businesses and Property Owners regarding the potential filming of a major motion picture on Main Street in the Village of Akron.

4/29/19 Final Budget and Budget Message for 2019-2020

The Village Board passed the final Budget for 2019-2020 at the April 15, 2019 Village Board meeting, please see below the Final Budget as well as the Budget Message. 

2019-2020 Final Budget

2019-2020 Final Budget Message

04/18/19 Main Street Mill and Paving Project

Please be aware that the Department of Public Works has begun the Main Street Milling and Paving Project in the Central Business District.  Please be patient and extra careful as you drive through that area as the DPW employees work to improve and update Main Street.  Thank You!