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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

05/23/18 Annual Water Quality Report

Please find below the link for the Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2017:

2017 Annual Water Quality Report 


Reminder that all Water/Sewer and Refuse Balances remaining on your account after May 21, 2018 will be relevied to the property tax bill.

05/09/18 Water Issues

Due to the catastrophic fire which completely destroyed two Skyline Drive homes in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Akron Water will be experiencing discolored water conditions for the next couple of days.  It is safe to drink.

04/17/18 Rt 93 Mechanic Street Bridge Closure and Detour Maps

Rt 93 Mechanic Street Bridge will be closed as of June 25 - September 4, 2018.  Please note below the Detour maps for Lewis/Hake Rd. and Buell St/Clarence Ctr Rd.

Detour Route Buell @ Clarence Ctr Rd

Detour Route Lewis @ Hake Rd


Cruise Nights are back..come on out and stroll along historic Main Street and check out your favorite cars.

May 24, 2018 - 2018 Season Opener

May 31, 2018 - American Motors

June 7, 2018 - Bugs & Brits

June 14, 2018 - Corvette

June 21, 2018 - Tuners/Imports

June 28, 2018 - Topless Night

July 5, 2018 - Tractor Night

July 12, 2018 - Truck Night

July 19, 2018 - Blue Oval - Ford, Lincoln, Mercury

July 26, 2018 - Bow Ties - General Motors

August 2, 2018 - It's a Jeep Thing - Jeeps and 4 x 4's

04/16/2018 Public Hearing

Notice is given that the Board of the Village of Akron will meet and review the tentative budget at a Public Hearing scheduled for Monday April 16, 2018 at 7:30pm. at the Village Hall, 21 Main Street. 

April 7, 2018 Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event

The Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead will jointly hold another Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Shred-it Event on April 7, 2018 from 9:00 am - noon at the Joint Public Works Facility at 12707 Clarence Center Rd.  This event is open to ONLY Village and Town Residents.  So start your Spring cleaning now!!

2018 Budget Meeting Schedule

Village of Akron Budget Meeting Schedule

Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Held at the Village Hall

01/22/2018 Announcing the S&P Global Rating raising the Village of Akron to an "A"

S&P Global Ratings raised its underlying rating (SPUR) on Akron Village, N.Y.'s general obligation (GO) debt two notches to "A" from "BBB+". The rating action reflects the S&P's opinion of the Village of Akron's strengthened management policies and resulting improved financial performance. Mayor Carl E. Patterson congratulated Treasurer Tammy Kelley as well as the Department Heads, the Finance Committee and the Village Board for a great job!