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Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

Location:  Depew Municipal Building, 85 Manitou Street
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM—4:30 PM
Phone Number: (716) 683-7451
Fax Number: (716) 683-1398

Teresa Wachowiak, Village Administrator

Tax Information

2021-2022 Village Tax Information

The Village of Depew no longer is an assessing unit. We now utilize the Town of Cheektowaga and the Town of Lancaster assessment information for the Depew Village Tax. If you have a question with regards to your assessment or an exemption please contact the Town of Cheektowaga Assessor's Office at (716) 686-3440 or the Town of Lancaster Assessor's Office at (716) 683-1311.



The 19-20 tax rate for the Town of Cheektowaga is $12.5927686 per thousand assessed for the General Fund Tax and $37.90 per unit plus $.6653852 per thousand assessed for the sewer operation and maintenance.


The 19-20 tax rate for the Town of Lancaster is $10.4519979 per thousand assessed for the General Fund Tax and $37.90 per unit plus $.7232448 per thousand assessed for the sewer operation and maintenance.

Tax Payments

Last day to pay without penalty is August 1, 2021.

You can pay Taxes/Fees with a Credit Card Here – You CANNOT use the online to pay any court fees!  Please be advised that Credit Card fees apply.  Credit Card payments are subject to posting dates, consider this when paying your taxes so not to incure a penalty. 

Payments for taxes made after October 31, 2021 will be returned. Last day to pay Village taxes is October 31, 2021.

Can I make a partial payment on my taxes? Effective May 24, 2011 the Village of Depew will accept any payment amount for the Village taxes. Any amount remaining unpaid after July 1st will be subject to the penalties below.

If I don't receive a tax bill, am I still responsible to pay the taxes and penalties?
Yes! Per Erie County tax law 922.3: The failure to mail any such statement, or the failure of the addressee to receive the same, shall not in any way affect the validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law with respect thereto.

penalties for late tax payments

For 2020-2021 Collection period:

  • July 3 – July 31: 7.5%
  • Aug 1 – Aug 31: 9%
  • Sep 1 – Oct 1: 10.5%
  • Oct 2 – Oct 31: 12%
  • Nov 1 – all unpaid taxes are re-levied to the County for collection

Handicapped Parking Tags

Issued between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Must bring medical form signed by doctor with an original signature not a stamp unless the Village already has one on file for a permanent disability. Drivers License of Applicant must also be provided. Temporary Parking Tags are only valid the length of the disability up to a maximum of 6 months.

Birth Certificates & Death Certificates

$10 fee- for a Certified Copy, Certification or No Record Certification. Appropriate forms and proof of ID must be presented.

Genealogy Copy

$11 fee – Birth Certificate – on file at least 75 years and not sealed. Death Certificate – on file at least 50 years. Appropriate forms and proof of ID must be presented.

Street light outage

Is there a streetlight out in your neighborhood? Click here to report an outage.

FOIL requests

Freedom Of Information Law – Made in writing to the Records Access Officer care of the above address. Download the FOIL Application.

Pickup of Refrigerators, Freezers and AC units

Payment of Fees Pickup of Refrigerators, Freezers and AC units ($15) accepted during regular business hours. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.


See Building Department Page (cash, check and credit cards are accepted)

Tree Removal

Form must be completed and returned to the Clerk’s office. Download the required form here.

Garbage Pickup

See the Department of Public Works page for information.


Recycling is mandatory in the Village. See the Department of Public Works page for information.

Board Meetings

On the 2nd & 4th Monday every month, unless a holiday falls on the Monday then the meeting will be moved to the next day – a Tuesday. Premeeting is at 6:00 p.m. in the Emergency Manager’s Office, Regular meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall. 


Any solicitation in the Village requires a Peddler’s license. The fee is $150 and the application can be obtained from the Treasurer/Clerk’s Office.

Tax Collection Information

Village of Depew taxes are due each year no later than the first day of July. Deliver payments to the Village Treasurer’s Office, 85 Manitou St. Depew NY 14043.To obtain a village tax certificate through the mail, send the $10 fee made payable to "Village of Depew" along with a SASE with address requested to "Village of Depew, 85 Manitou St, Depew, NY 14043". Tax receipts are free. Tax Certificates will not be released until the Certificate of Compliance is completed.

Sewer Discharge

Sewer Discharge certificate (Certificate of Compliance) is required as per Village Code Section 187-24.1. The fee is $40.00. Please contact the Building Department at 716-683-1400.

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Village of Depew, Clerk's Office, 85 Manitou Street, Depew, NY 14043

If you have any questions that were not answered above, please feel free to contact the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office at (716) 683-7451