Village Clerk Treasurer

Michael E. Stegmeier

Phone: 716-683-2105
Fax: 716-684-4830

Municipal Building
5423 Broadway
Lancaster NY 14086

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The fiscal year for the Village of Lancaster runs from ​June 1 through May 31.

Village Clerk Services

  • FOIL Requests
  • Receive payment of Village Taxes – Due July 1st every year.
  • Receive payment of Sewer Maintenance Bills – Due August 10th, December 10th, and April 10th.
  • Village Tax Search Certificates for the sale of a Village-owned property. A Village Tax Seach Certificates requires:
    • A payment of $50 (cash or check)
    • A Smoke Detector Affidavit
    • A Compliant Sewer Inspection. The sellers can contact the Department of Public Works at 716-683-1028 to schedule a Sewer Inspection.
  • Death and Birth Certificates
  • Solicitor’s Permits – a permit is required for solicitation in the Village of Lancaster
  • Notary Public
  • Village Board Meetings
  • Certificate of Appropriation for the Historical District
  • Food Truck Permits
  • Zoning Board Appeals
  • Garage Sale Permits
  • Sign and banner requests should be directed to the Department of Public Works.


Sewer Billing Information

Sewer Bill Due Dates

  • August 10th 
  • December 10th
  • April 10th

10% penalty for late payments

You can now view your sewer bill and access your sewer billing information on our website. You can look up payments made and pay any current amounts due by clicking on the button below. On May 1st, we no longer except payment for sewer bills. Outstanding sewer balances are then levied to Village Taxes. 

Property Tax Information & Billing

Please read the following before clicking on ‘Pay Taxes’

This option has been made available to allow for the payment of Village taxes online.

When using your credit card to make a payment on taxes, there is a 3% fee charged by the banking institution for processing. The fee is not charged by the Village of Lancaster.

When making a payment, please have your tax bill in front of you as a reference.

Payments may be entered for the full amount of taxes due.

A partial payment of at least one half of the amount due (rounded up to the nearest penny) is accepted for those property owners who have difficulty making payment in the full amount of taxes due. If making a partial payment, you can only make up to two (2) payments. The second installment must be for the remaining balance including any penalties.

Penalties will apply to all unpaid balances after July 3rd according to the penalty schedule listed on the front of your tax bill.

All payments must be made in accordance to the rules listed above. Any payments made in excess of the full tax amount due, or for less than the required partial payment amount, WILL BE REVERSED against the credit card account entered for the transaction! If this occurs, it will be considered that no payment was made, and applicable penalty charges will accrue according to the penalty schedule.

No payments will be accepted after October 31st. Any payments entered after this date will be automatically rejected or reversed if necessary. On November 1st, any unpaid taxes are sold to Erie County, and the County’s partial payment rules and penalty schedule will apply.

Should you require further assistance, you may contact the Village Clerk’s office at (716) 683-2105.

Town of Lancaster Services

The following services are offered at the Town of Lancaster Clerk’s Office:​​

21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086

  • Disabled Parking Permits
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Dog Licenses
  • Fishing/Hunting Licenses
  • ​Bingo Licenses

Village Contacts

The Village of Lancaster is governed by a mayor and a board of 4 trustees. The Village Board meets in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway (at Central Avenue) on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


Lynne T. Ruda

Deputy Mayor

Cynthia A. Maciejewski


William Schroeder


Tammie Malone Schaefer


John Mikoley

Contact Form

Village Attorney

Arthur A. Herdzik

Phone: 716-684-4891
Fax: 716-684-4830

Town of Lancaster Assessor


The Town of Lancaster Assessor’s Office does the property tax assessments and exemptions for both the Village and the Town of Lancaster