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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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(716) 873-5700
(716) 873-0004

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Beginning May 8, 2017, the Village will start a new Recycle Program.  During the Week of April 24th, a Recycle TOTE will be delivered to all residential properties. Only 1 tote is being delivered to each property, whether it is a single residence or a double.

 This new Recycle Tote is a smaller version of your Garbage Tote and has a green lid to easily identify it for RECYCLE USE ONLY.  Please place all of your recyclables in this tote, including paper products.

An Information Packet has been included with your new Recycle Tote, including a revised Recycle/Garbage Guide, a Calendar detailing when to put your Recycle Tote out for collection, and general rules governing recyclables.  We encourage you to read through this information and to keep this information handy for future reference.

Because these Recycle Totes hold more, the Village will be collecting Recyclables EVERY OTHER WEEK beginning the week of May 8th.  There will be no change to your Collection day and Garbage/Trash collection will continue to take place every week.

Please remember not to place any trash/garbage inside your Recycle Tote.  The Village will not collect garbage/trash from a Recycle Tote and we cannot accept Recyclables which have been co-mingled with trash/garbage.

Your blue tote is recyclable.  If you wish to recycle your blue bin, you may place it beside your Recycle Tote for collection.  You are not required to return your blue bin, however and may keep it for your own use.



Whether you're Selling or Buying, there are some steps you need to be aware of:



SELLERS  - If you're selling , we wish you the very best in your new home.  In order to avoid any problems with your closing, be sure to take care of the details listed below.


Sump Pump Certificate


This Certificate shows that your sump pump and bubbler are in compliance with Village law.  Before the certificate can be issued, both the plumbing and electrical inspector will need to inspect your system to determine if it is in compliance.  Many times, more than one inspection will be needed before the certificate can be issued, so it is recommended that inspections are scheduled as soon as there is a Contract for Sale for your property.


To schedule your inspections, please call the Building Department at (716) 873-5700.


Because the inspectors will need access to your basement, the Seller (not the attorney) needs to schedule the inspections and will obtain the certificate.


There is a $75 fee to obtain your Sump pump certificate and it is valid for 2 years.


Waivers can be obtained if you are unable to complete inspections prior to closing.  In order to obtain a waiver, you must bring in a check, payable to the “Village of Kenmore” for $1500 for residential properties with less than 5 units; $5,000  Commercial properties with less than 5 units; and $10,000 for any building, residential or commercial, with five or more units*. 


Waivers are valid for 60 days, and can be renewed subject to the consent of the Building Inspector and Clerk/Treasurer.  The deposited funds are returned if a Certificate of Compliance is obtained within 30 days from when the waiver is issued.


* Fees may change from time to time.  Please call the Building Department to verify current fee information.




A tax certificate is required for the sale of any village property located in Erie County.  This certificate details outstanding violations, taxes, mortgages held by the Village, as well as water account information.  Certificates are accurate only as of the date of issue.  It is possible that additional liens/violations may be applied to the property after the date of issue and before closing.


Also, please note that water information is accurate only up to the date of the last meter read.  In most cases, this is an outside meter read.  All close-outs of water meter accounts require an INTERIOR meter read.  Since there can be variance between the outside and interior meter read (due to the weather exposure of the exterior meter), the interior read will determine the final bill.  Once you have your closing date, please contact the Water Department at 716 873-5700 to schedule your final water meter read.


The Tax Certificate is usually obtained by the Seller’s Attorney.  The cost is $20 (Plus $1 for a copy of the Village Tax Receipt).  Checks should be made payable to “Village of Kenmore”.  Please send your check and request to the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office.  Your letter of request should include: 

Owner name, Address, SBL, Check for the processing fee, and a Stamped self-addressed envelope.




The Town of Tonawanda Clerk serves as the Tax Collector for the Village, Town and School District.  Any tax questions should be referred to that office.


Tax receipts are obtained through the Town of Tonawanda Clerk’s Office and are usually requested by the Seller’s Attorney.  You can also check your tax information on the Town website at:




If you’re moving out of Kenmore, you will need to call the Water Department to arrange for a final read of your Water Meter and to close out your account.  Please note that we cannot finalize the close out of your account until the new owner comes in to open his/her water account.  

Also note that, we require INTERIOR read of the water meter in order to close out the account. 



PURCHASERS If you're moving into the Village, WELCOME!   Here's information we hope you'll find useful:


Download "Welcome to Kenmore!" Packet (PDF)


In order to make your move go as smoothly as possible, please be sure to address the following:


WATER ACCOUNTS FOR PURCHASERS - opening your account


Please complete the application below and email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Once returned, the Water Department will contact you to schedule the interior meter read.

You need to contact the Village as soon as you have a closing date, to avoid any interruption in service.


Download Water Application (PDF) 


Sealed meters - if you have a sealed meter, please contact the Water Department right away at  (716) 873-5700. 






If you are a new homeowner, please remember to go online and apply for STAR as soon as possible.  STAR provides SCHOOL tax relief to NYS residents.  The STAR application can be found at:



Please be sure to contact the Assessor's Office (716) 877-8811 if you are eligible for Tax Exemptions such as Veterans, Senior Citizens, or Enhanced STAR (income based), as soon as possible.





If you are a recipient of a Community Development Loan, please note that these loans must be paid off with any transfer of the property, including transfers between family members.  A Satisfaction of Mortgage will be prepared upon receipt of the payoff check.  This check should be made payable to the “Village of Kenmore”




If you require a letter verifying the zoning of a property and/or the ownership of the road upon which the property is located, please send a check payable to the "Village of Kenmore" for $5.00.




AUGUST 20, 2023- 11 AM - 3 PM
Delaware Avenue - between Victoria and Tremaine
Join us for the ultimate classic car cruise sponsored by BUFFALO MOTORAMA and PADDOCK CHEVROLET! 
Cars start arriving for placement around 9:30 a.m. and the show runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Food vendors and Food Trucks will be there to add to the fun of this much-anticipated annual community event.
Please note that traffic will be re-routed on Delaware Avenue from approximately 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This is a weather-contingent event

The Kenmore Planning Board was established to provide site plan review and approval on various permit applications.  In addition, the Planning Board developed the Village Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan provides general information as to the appearance and needs, both now and in the future, for the Village Business Districts.

The Planning Board members are appointed to 5 year terms by the Mayor, with approval by the Board of Trustees. Planning Board members must be Village of Kenmore residents and/or business owners within the Village. Alternates are appointed annually.


The Planning Board typically reviews Sign Permit applications, Site Plans, Façade and Use changes.

Current members are:


Bruce Shearer                         Term Expires:  April, 2027 

Sara Schumacher-Marks           Term Expires:  April, 2025  

David McLaughlin                    Term Expires: April, 2026  

Colleen Donovan                     Term Expires:  April, 2028

Robert Rumpl                          Term Expires:  April, 2024


Michael Foster                                    Alternate 

Andrew Ross                                      Alternate



The Planning board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers of the Kenmore Municipal Building.  It is strongly recommended that all applicants be present to review their application with the Planning Board. 


Minutes are available on line.  If you are interested in Minutes which have not yet posted, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at (716) 873-5700.

 Planning Board Minutes (


Special Board Meetings/Cancellation of Meetings are listed here:  

None at this time.


To obtain a Planning Board Application, please contact the Building Department at (716) 873-5700.

Sign Application (

Outdoor Dining Permit (


The application deadline is 3 PM Thursday before the Planning Board meeting. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Please Contact the Building Department for more information (716) 873-5700 



Kenmore Municipal Building - Council Chambers (2nd floor)

2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York 14217



Telephone:      (716) 873-5700
Facsimile:        (716) 873-0004


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