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Town of Yates, NY



Welcome to the Town of Yates, New York

The Town of Yates was formed on April 17, 1822. It is located in the northwest corner of Orleans County on Lake Ontario.

Covid Policy: Masks not required for vaccinated people or those who already have Covid antibodies. Masks recommended for everyone else.

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Town Supervisor: James Simon
Contact the Town Supervisor and Town Board
The Town Supervisor is available from 4:30 - 6:00pm every Friday except the second Friday of the month (town workshop and town board meeting week) or by appointment

On February 10, 2022, the Yates Town Board in Orleans County unanimously passed a resolution opposing all remaining COVID-19 mandates in New York State (RESOLUTION NO. 35-2/22).

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WHEREAS, the Town of Yates is in the process of making upgrades to the Town Park through REDI Grant funds, be it RESOLVED, that, for safety reasons, the Town of Yates Park will be closed to the public commencing October 18, 2021, until further notice, and be it further RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk will publish notice of the closure on the town website and in the town hall, and that Keeler Construction will post closure signs at the town park and place barricades as needed.

NEW Survey for property owners along Lake Ontario:
The International Joint Commission has created a survey for property owners along Lake Ontario to provide information that could lead to revisions to the agency's lake level management plan. I encourage you to share the survey with anyone in your community who may have been impacted by the high water levels so that the IJC can understand the full extent of damage done over the past few years and hopefully improve their lake management systems.

CLICK HERE to take the survey.

The Town of Yates Electronics Waste Recycling Shed behind the Lyndonville Fire Department at 148 N Main St. is now accepting drop-offs again.

Press Release: Towns of Somerset and Yates Oppose Governor Cuomo's Renewable Energy Power Grab
The Town of Somerset (Niagara County) and the Town of Yates (Orleans County) are adamantly opposed to Governor Cuomo's attempt - under the guise of a last-minute amendment to the state budget process referred to as Article 23 - to accelerate renewable energy development at the expense of our towns, our citizens and our environment. . - February 27 , 2020
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Town Hall
Phone: (585) 765-9716

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 9am - 12:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm (in August - April)

Town Board Workshop is held the Monday before the regular Town Board meeting at 6pm at the Town Hall.

Town Court
Phone: (585) 765-9603

Hours: Court held 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm. 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

Budget Documents

2022 Final Budget

2021 Final Budget (pdf)

2020 Final Budget (pdf)

2019 Final Budget (pdf)

2018 Final Budget (pdf)

Lyndonville NY and the Town of Yates   Places to visit in Orleans County NY

New Business in Town, Niagara Food Specialty (pdf)
Niagara has purchased the vacant, 51,500 square foot Shoreline Foods facility on the corner of Roosevelt Highway and Countyline Road in the Town of Yates.

Visit our Local Attractions page to see what Orleans County NY has to offer!

Town of Yates, Orleans County, New York
8 South Main Street   Phone: (585) 765-9716
PO Box 484   Fax: (585) 765-2961
Lyndonville, NY 14098   Email Us
Yates NY, Lake Ontario

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