WELCOME to our website. The Town of Ellicottville's southwest corner lies near the geographical center of the county and was formed from the Town of Ischua by an act of the Legislature on April 13, 1820. The Town took its name from the Village of Ellicottville, which was first settled in 1815. The organization of Cattaraugus County and the designation of Ellicottville (Village) as the County Seat occurred on March 28, 1817.
Ellicottville, as the County Seat and office location of the Holland Land Company, was a first place where land parcels were sold and deeds were filed. It became an important agricultural center as well. After the Industrial Revolution, Ellicottville became a center of manufacturing of wood products and lumber, furniture both home and office, lockers, baseball bat billets, hand tools, straight razors, scissors and knives. The Town of Ellicottville is fortunate that manufacturing jobs remain in the area today.
Recently, the Town is better known from becoming a year-round tourist destination. Holiday Valley is a leading four-season resort; a conference center; and Holimont is one of the world's largest ski clubs. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the area offers golf, swimming, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, fishing, and many other attractions. Entertainment, shopping, and a variety of accommodations and fine restaurants are also nearby.
Thank you for virtually visiting, and I hope you get the opportunity to come enjoy Ellicottville.
Marriage License Applications Any couple whom intends to be married in NYS must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the State. There is a 24 hour waiting period and the fee is $40.00. Proof of age and Identity is required. Please contact the office for additional information or questions.
Certified Copes of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates Birth & Death Certificates are on file at the Town Clerk's Office for people that were born or died within the Town limits. The years on record are from 1893 - present. Marriage Certificates are available for those whose Marriage application was filed in Ellicottville. All certified copies are $10.00. Proof of identity is required.
Town and County Tax Collection Town and County tax bills are mailed by January 1st each year and are payable without penalty through January 31st. A 1% penalty is added on February 1st and 2% on March 1st. Unpaid bills are returned to Cattaraugus County on April 1st for collection and must be paid directly to them with additional penalties. Tax bills can be viewed at www.cattco.org. If you do not receive your bill by the middle of January, please call the Clerk's Office. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt you from accruing penalties.
Water Billing Water bills are sent out quarterly on March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, & December 31st. Please contact the Town Clerk if you do not receive a bill. If you know your account number, you can find the balance on this website and pay it online. A small fee will be added.
Dog Licenses By NYS law, all dogs within the State , four months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted must be licensed. The licensing process is very simple and inexpensive. All that is needed is proof that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Also, if the dog has been spayed or neutered, please bring proof of that. A spayed/neutered dog license is $5.00, all others are 15.00. Once the dog is licensed, an annual renewal will be mailed to you.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses Hunting/Trapping and Fishing are available at the Clerk's office.
716-699-9005 Monday - Friday 8AM - 3:30PM, Closed weekends and holidays All forms for the Building and Code Department can be found on the Ellicottville Engineering Department website listed above.
Town Court Justices Robert Germain & John Karassik Court Clerk Denise Richards
716-699-1014 Fax: 716-699-1029 Monday - Thursday 9AM - 3PM Town Court is in session on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30PM. Send correspondence to: PO Box 824, Ellicottville, NY. Appear in person at 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY.
Dog Control Officer Paul Timkey
Highway Department Highway Superintendent Thomas Scharf Deputy Superintendent Thomas Raab
Phone: 716-699-2884 Fax: 716-699-2334
Police Department Officer In-Charge Don Auge Deputy James Bouchard
Water Department Water Operator Jesse Klahn
Phone: 716-560-8920 / Fax: 716-699-2334
For billing questions, please contact the Town Clerk at 699-2240 or the Village Clerk at 699-4636.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM ~ CLOSED on Weekends and Holidays
TOWN 716-699-2240 ~ VILLAGE 716-699-4636 ~ POLICE DISPATCH: 716-938-2217