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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

Boil Water Notice

Due to a large water main break, The Village of Akron is issuing a"Boil Water" notice until further notice as per the Erie County Health Dept. regulations.  Please note the crews are working as fast as they can to correct the problem.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

COVID Home Test Kits

Please find below the Press Release on the COVID Home Test Kits for Residents of the Village of Akron and Town of Newstead.

Press Release - COVID Home Test Kits

Community Tree Lighting in Russell Park

This event includes:

Akron Elementary Chorus to perform at 3:30

Tree Lighting at 3:45-4:00 with Deputy Mayor Darrin Folger, his wife Lynne and Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as School Superintendant Patrick McCabe.

Main Street Shopping - Businesses open until 7 pm.

Merry Christmas! 

Village phones are back in service

Please note the Village of Akron phones are back in service.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience during the time they were down.

Village Phones are down

Please note that the Village of Akron phones are currently down.  It appears to be a large issue with our provider and most likely is a result of the recent wind storm.  Please accept our apologizes for this inconvenience.  If you have an emergency, please call 911, otherwise you may email the Village Office at and we will make every effort to respond quickly.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

3rd Annual "Light Up Akron" has been scaled down due to weather forecast

Unfortunately due to the chance of extreme winds the 3rd Annual "Light Up Akron" has been scaled back to include indoor events only at the United Methodist Church and the Moon Light Shopping.  Please see the new flyer below:

New Flyer

Third Annual "Light up Akron" Celebration

On December 11, 2021 the Akron Chamber presents the 3rd Annual "Light up Akron" Celebration.  Please see attached flyer with all the events and times listed for this festive day in the Village of Akron.

Light Up Akron Flyer

Cannabis Legislation

A Public Hearing has been approved by the Village Board regarding the new Cannabis Legislation scheduled for December 6, 2021 at 7 pm at the Village Hall.  Below is a summary about the law presented by NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) for your review.

Overview of Cannabis Legislation

Garbage Pick-up

Please note Friday garbage pick-up may be delayed until Saturday due to the Driver shortage at Modern Disposal.  Please continue to place your garbage and recycling at the curb on Friday just in case Modern is able to pick-up on Friday.

Thank you for your patience!

Halloween October 31, 2021

Trick or Treating will be Sunday October 31, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  Drivers please be extra cautious of pedestrians during that evening.