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Court is held Monday evenings at 6:30 pm except for fifth Monday of the month and on Legal Holidays.

8:00 am – 3:45 pm Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri
9:00 am – 4:45 pm Wed

STAR is a New York State tax relief program that lowers school taxes for owner-occupied primary residences. There are two levels of STAR benefits - Basic STAR and Enhanced STAR.

To be eligible for the STAR reduction, you must own a property that you use as your primary residence. For Basic STAR, this is the only requirement. Basic STAR has no income or age limits. To be eligible for Enhanced STAR, you must own a property that you use as your primary residence and be 65 or older. In addition, the total annual income of all the owners of the property must be $74,700 or less.

Your primary residence is typically the home that you occupy for most of the year and is generally the place where you vote and where your car is registered. If you own more than one property, only your primary residence can receive a STAR tax reduction. STAR applicants may be asked to prove "primary residency" and, in the future, certify that the property is still the primary place where they reside.

No. Only one home can be your primary residence.

No. All the owners must complete and sign the STAR application, but only one owner has to use the property as his or her primary residence to qualify for benefits.

Applicants for Enhanced STAR must submit proof of age, e.g., birth certificate, baptismal record, passport, or other official document showing your birth date. Applicants must also provide proof of the total adjusted gross income of all owners by submitting federal or New York State tax return(s), if filed. If one of the owners did not file a tax return, that owner should complete a Department of Finance Income Statement in place of submitting a tax return.

You can print a Basic or Enhanced STAR application at this link Basic Star Exemption RP-425. Additional forms and documents are linked below.

Basic and Enhanced STAR application must be filed by March 1st. Applications that are received by that date and approved will result in lower property taxes beginning July 1st of that same year, which is the start of the Town's new tax year. Applications received after March 1st will be processed for benefits that begin the following year. Owners of co-ops also receive the tax reduction beginning on July 1st. However, management offices receive a report from Finance each November breaking down the total exemptions by apartment/unit. For this reason, co-op management cannot refund the tax reduction to individual co-op owners until November, at the earliest. It is left to the discretion of the management company how to pass along the tax savings to individual shareholders.

Basic STAR: No. Once you are approved for STAR, you do not have to reapply unless you move to a new primary residence. However, if you have Basic STAR and are turning 65, you have to complete a separate application for Enhanced STAR.

Enhanced STAR: Yes. Once you are approved for Enhanced STAR, you do need to reapply. However, you can complete an Annual Income Statement or elect to have New York State verify income from your State tax return. Keep a copy of your application for your records, and send copies of your supporting documents, not originals.

No. The Village of Angola Court is a separate entity and can be reached at (716)549-4035. Office hours are Tues and Thur 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at 41 Commercial St. Angola, NY 14006

You may sue up to $3,000 in a Town Justice Court. The fees are $10 for a $1,000 or less and $15 for $1,000 to $3,000. The person you are suing must live in the Town of Evans.

The court does not hand out Eviction Papers and cannot give legal advice. Instructions may be obtained at www.nycourthelp.gov. or by contacting an attorney.

Any dog 4 months of age or older but be licensed or younger in age if the puppy is caught running at large.

A current rabies certificate which is valid for at least 30 days from the date of the purchase of the license.
AND
If the dog is spayed or neutered then a a spay/neuter certificate is required in order to receive a license fee discount.

$12.00 if the spay/neuter certificate is submitted when licensing the dog.
$25.00 if the dog is unspayed/unneutered or if the spay/neuter certificate is not submitted when licensing the dog.

Discounts available:
$1.00 if the owner is 65 years of age or older (must provide copy of driver's license)
$1.00 if the dog has been micro-chipped (must provide paperwork)

For your protection, the Town's policy is not to accept payment over the phone.

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If your collection day is on or follows any of these holidays during the week, then your collection will be one day later.

If the holiday falls during a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), collection will be on normal schedule.

Contact Erie County Environment at 858-6800
OR
visit their webpage by clicking below
for an upcoming drop-off event
Erie County - Recycling

The following is considered Electronic Waste:

All Televisions
The following computer equipment:  Monitors, Terminals, Computers, Scanners, Ink Cartridges, Printers, Fax Machines, Network Equipment, Keybords, Mice and Computer Accessories.
The following Miscellaneous Electronics:  Circuit Boards, Cabling & Wiring, Typewriters, Telecommunications Equipment, Audio/Visual Equipment, Video Game Systems, Cell Phones, PDA's, IPOD's, Universal Power Supplies & Microwave Ovens.

The following is NOT ACCEPTED at the Electronic Waste Drop-off:

Any Liquids/Powders, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifers, Refrigerators, Kitchen/Personal Appliances, Batteries and Flourescent Lamps.

Both applicants must be present together and have the following with them:

Driver's License AND  Government Issued Raised Seal Birth Certificate,
$40.00     AND
If there are any prior marriages then the following must be provided:
Divorce Papers and/or Death Certificates for any and all prior marriages.

Applicants need to come in a minimum of 24 hours before the ceremony and a maximum of 60 days before the ceremony.

Business hours for the issuance of Marriage Licenses:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8am - 3pm   AND 
Wednesday, from 9am - 4pm

Special Enrollment Fact Sheet NY Health

The Town of Evans does not administer home assistance programs directly; however, town residents are eligible under Erie County's community development programs (rental rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, first time home buyer, housing accessibility & mobile home repair), as Evans is an Erie County Consortium community. Southtowns Rural Preservation Company, a State-funded, non-profit community development corporation also serves residents in the Town of Evans and Village of Angola. Please visit the Community Development home page for Links to these programs and others.

The goal of the CDBG program is to develop programs to build stronger neighborhoods by providing decent housing, proper living areas, and economic opportunities for those with low and modest incomes. The Town of Evans has been very successful in securing grant funding under this program, particularly for improvements to the low-to-moderate income areas of town.

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Town Hall Business Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  8am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Town Offices 
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     Angola NY 14006

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