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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

01/24/2018: Final Public Meeting for the Joint Comprehensive Plan

Please attend the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead's Final Public Meeting for the Joint Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.  A Presentation of the Comprehensive Plan Results and Recommendations will begin at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!!

2018 Cold Weather Warning

Attention Home Owner!

Due to the extreme cold weather and past history of water pipes freezing in 2015:

The Village of Akron DPW is asking you to use your discretion and recommending you keep your tap water faucet at a drip to keep pipes from freezing!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the DPW office at 716-542-2680 during business hours (7 am - 4 pm). 

05/23/17 Sewer Plant receives NYS Rural Water Association Award

Village of Akron Sewer Plant Foreman, Robert J. Lucia and Robert C. Lucia were presented the 2017 New York Rural Water Association "Wastewater System of the Year" in recognition of their forward thinking and commitment in protecting the environment at the NY Rural Water Association Workshop on May 23, 2017.  Great job guys!