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Below you will find a brief description of all Town of Aurora departments and a link to that department’s page.
The Office of Assessment is responsible for maintaining and updating assessment records for all properties located in the Town of Aurora. Taxable valuation information is then used by the Town Board to determine the amount needed to be raised by taxation.
Building & Code Enforcement
All Town and Village building and code enforcement services are handled by this office. The purpose of the department is to ensure safety and code compliance through the implementation and enforcement of all local, state and federal codes, regulations and zoning ordinances.
The Dog Control Officer is responsible for enforcing all Village and Town Codes as it pertains to safety, ownership, licensing, and behavior of dogs. In addition, the department conducts a census annually of all dogs for the purposes of enumeration.
The Town Historian's Office maintains a vast collection of significant historical information and documents related to the Town of Aurora. The department is a resource for genealogical information or general town history.
The Town Highway Department is responsible for maintaining 58 miles of town roads and contracts with Erie County for snow removal for 50 miles of county roadways.
The Town Justice Court handles various criminal, civil, small claims and vehicle and traffic violations.
The Recreation Department sponsors a wide variety of youth and adult activities all year round. For more information on available activities and registration, please visit the recreation link.
Seniors will find a wide array of services and activities available through the Senior Center. Whether it be participation in the lunch program, one of the fit and lively activities, or attending one of the many exciting field trips, there are many opportunities for seniors to get involved at the Senior Center.
In addition to handling daily questions and issues from town residents, the primary function of the Supervisor’s Office is to prepare the Annual Town Budget and maintain the town’s General Ledger. The Supervisor’s Office also manages all of the payroll and human resource functions for all town departments.
Tax & Water
The office of the Tax Receiver handles all property tax payments, including town and county bills in January and school bills in September, as well as all town water and sewer customer bills.
The Town Clerk maintains Town Board records and publishes notices of public hearings. As the Registrar, the Town Clerk keeps birth and death records, issues birth and death certificates and burial permits and conducts genealogical searches. The Town Clerk is an elected office with a four-year term. Deputies are appointed by the Town Clerk to assist in the duties of the office.
Trash & Recycling
Trash and recycling pick up is handled through a contract that the Town has with Allied Waste. In addition to those services, some items like brush and trimmings are handled by the Highway Department. See this link for more details.
ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Open Space Committee
The mission of the committee is to define, inventory, and evaluate the Town of Aurora’s priority open space resources and work with the community to develop and promote a plan for the protection of these resources.
Planning and Conservation Boards
The Planning Board reviews all development projects and subdivision developments, and makes recommendations on all commercial, industrial, and business development. This board also makes recommendations regarding proposed changes to the ordinance and has assisted in the development of a master development plan for the town.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals hears and deliberates applications for variances to the town ordinances.
Assessment Review Board
This board is the hearing body for members of the public who file grievances regarding the assessment value placed on their property.
Aurora Public Library Board
The Library Board makes recommendations to the Town Board for capital improvements to the library building and grounds. The operating budget of the library is funded through the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System; the library building is owned by the town.