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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 Hall will be open Tuesday January 3, 2023

The power is up and running in the Village Hall thanks to our amazing Electric Crew.  The Offices will be open on Tuesday January 3, 2023 at 8 am.

Happy New Year!

Travel Advisory rescinded

Mayor Patterson has rescinded the Travel Advisory for the Village of Akron effectively immediately.  The DPW Crews are continuing to remove snow from intersections, so please be careful as you travel in the Village.  Thank you again for your understanding and patience!

Stranded Vehicle Pickup

All stranded vehicles in the Village and Town that were successfully moved and stationed for pickup are located at:

St. Teresa Church, 5771 Buell Street, Akron, NY  14001.  Please note because of the Federal Decaration, there is no towing charge.

Travel Ban to Travel Advisory

Mayor Patterson has changed the Travel Ban to a Travel Advisory.  Please drive carefully and be aware of workers trying to clear snow from Main Street and intersections in the Village.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we dig out of this storm of storms! 

Also a special Thank you to our Akron DPW, Akron Police Dept, Akron Fire Company, and Akron/Newstead Disaster Coordinator Dan Kowalik for all their hard work and dedication to the Village of Akron during this event.

State of Emergency and a Travel Ban

Mayor Patterson has declared a State of Emergency and a Travel Ban for the Village of Akron.

Please note the Town of Newstead also is in a State of Emergency and Travel Ban.


Please stay safe!


Due to the projected weather system, the garbage has been canceled for Friday December 23, 2022 and will pick-up all garbage on December 30, 2022.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Merry Christmas! 

Garbage pickup for December 23, 2022

Garbage pickup is still scheduled for Friday December 23, 2022 but will begin at 6 am to try and beat the worst of the storm.  Please try to have your garbage out by then.  

Village Office Closed

Please note that the Village Office will be closed on Monday December 26, 2022 and Monday January 2, 2023 to observe Christmas and New Year's Day.

Wishing you a safe and healthy Holiday Season!

2022 Holiday Garbage Pickup

Please note that the Holiday garbage pickup is still on schedule for Friday December 23 and 30, 2022.