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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

Special Meeting tonight at 5:15 pm

Mayor Patterson has called a Special Meeting tonight at 5:15 pm to approve the purchase of a paving hot box for the Department of Public Works.

Akron Village Water

Recently the Village Office has received several complaints regarding the smell and taste of the water.  Recent hot weather has prompted an unusual amount of organics and the Water Plant Operators have taken measures to correct the issue and stated that the residents should see a difference in the next several days.  They did state that the water is safe to drink.

2020 Census

Quick reminder to fill out the 2020 Census to ensure that our Community is receiving all Federal and State funding and Government Representation allocated for our population.  To respond online, visit

July 4th Vehicle Parade

The parade will begin at noon starting from the Akron Central School and traveling through the Village on the following route;  John St, Buffalo St, Buell St, Skyline Dr, Crittenden Rd, East Ave, Parkview Dr, Main St and finishing at the Akron Fire Hall.  The Celebration Committee strongly urges all residents to stay in their yards as the parade goes by to help with the social distancing requirements.  The Committee would also encourage residents to make signs to Thank First Responders, Front Line Workers and others who have helped to keep us safe during this pandemic. 

Akron Village Hall re-opening to the Public

The Akron Village Hall will be open to the Public beginning June 15, 2020 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.  Masks will be required and all social distancing regulations will be followed.  On behalf of the Village Board and the Village Office Staff, THANK YOU all for your wonderful patience and cooperation during the last 13 weeks.  

State of Emergency Declaration

Mayor Patterson has extended the State of Emergency for the Village of Akron until 9:00 am on July 15, 2020.  

State of Emergency Declaration

Erie County Household Hazardous Waste Event

Erie County will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event on June 27, 2020 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm by appointment only.  Please see the two links below for more information.

Erie County Event

Collection tips

2020 Senior Parade - NOTE TIME CHANGE

Due to the Erie County curfew, 

2020 Senior parade will be held this Friday June 5th at 6:30 p.m. (assembly at 5:30 in the bus loop for those participating). It should last about 30-40 minutes to allow everyone to be home by curfew.