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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

05/05/2015: Regulation of Alarms and Monitoring Devices

This is a reminder of Chapter 110, Article III of the Code of the Village of Akron.

The Village Board recognizes the value of alarms and monitoring devices in protecting structures from intrusion, fire and other hazards.  The fire department and emergency services have advised the board that there are many unnecessary calls made because of malfunctions of these devices.  Such call outs expose our emergency responders to unnecessary hazards.

04/14/2015: Village of Akron & Town of Newstead 2015 Recycling Opportunities Schedule

The Village of Akron & the Town of Newstead have released their 2015 recycling opportunities for their residents.  We are promoting the following events:

Saturday April 25, 2015 - Tire Drop-off

Saturday May 30 & October 17, 2015 - Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday June 6 & August 8, 2015 - Document Shredding

For our complete recycling schedule and details, please click on the link below

2015 Recycling Opportunities Schedule

04/01/2015: Good Friday

The Village of Akron will be closed on Friday April 3, 2015 for Good Friday.  We will re-open on Monday April 6, 2015.

If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 911 or call 542-4481.

04/01/2015: Winter Parking Ban Lifted

Spring is officially here in the Village of Akron.  On April 1st of each year, the winter parking ban is lifted in the Village of Akron.  Overnight parking is now allowed on the streets of the Village of Akron until the winter parking ban goes back into effect on November 1st.

03/25/2015: Compost Facility & Curbside Yard Waste Pickup Schedule Released

The Village of Akron Compost Facility located at 12707 Clarence Center Road will re-open on Saturday April 18, 2015.  The facility will be open from 9:00 AM to Noon each Saturday through November 21, 2015.

The Village will begin their Monday weekly curbside yard waste pickup on April 13, 2015.  Weekly pickup will continue through October 19, 2015. 

03/18/2015: Village Election Results

The Village of Akron has elected Mayor Carl Patterson, Trustee Michael Middaugh and Trustee Brian Perry.  All three were running unopposed and officially take office on Monday April 6, 2015.

03/18/2015: Village Election Day

The Village of Akron will be holding its biennial election Wednesday March 18, 2015 between the hours of 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  The polling place will be in the basement of the Village Hall located at 21 Main Street.  The Mayor and two Village Trustees will be elected.  There are three candidates for the three offices.  The Republican party has nominated Carll Patterson for his third term as Mayor, Michael Middaugh ifor his fourth term as Trustee and Brian Perry for his first term as Trustee.  All three candidates are unopposed.

03/02/2015: Freezing Water Lines

Due to record low temperatures the Akron Water System is strongly encouraging residents to keep a cold water tap running as a small stream or fast drip for the near future,  Lines are freezing daily across the area.  A frozen line can rupture your service line, which would be the homeowner's responsibility to replace.  We ask that you please understand this request under these extreme circumstances.  Please feel free to contact the Village of Akron at 542-9636 or 542-2680.

02/12/2015: President's Day

The Village of Akron will be closed on Monday February 16, 2015 for President's Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday February 17, 2015. 

If you have a public works emergency, please call 542-2680 and if you have a police emergency, please call 542-4481.

01/24/15 Warning: Unauthorized Phone Calls Received by Village Residents

The Village of Akron has been notified that our residents have been receiving phone calls today regarding overdue utility payments.  Please be aware that these calls are not authorized by the Village of Akron.  The calls are coming through the caller ID as (516) 686-9940 from Glen Head, NY.  Please do not give them any personal or financial information.  If there are any questions regarding your utility payments you would be contacted directly by the the Village of Akron.