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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.

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L-R: Councilman Harold Suhr, Councilwoman Susan Hrovat, Town Clerk Shelly Harling, Supervisor Jim Simon, Deputy Supervisor John Riggi, Councilman Terry Chaffee Jr.

Contact the Town Supervisor and Town Board

The Town Supervisor, James Simon, is available
Mondays from 3:30 - 5:30pm or by appointment

The Lyndonville Joint Fire District will be holding a public hearing on the preliminary budget for the year 2023 on the 19th day of October 2022 at 6:00pm at the Lyndonville Fire Hall, 148 North Main Street, Lyndonville, NY.

All persons interested therein may attend and be heard. A copy of the preliminary budget is available at the Town of Yates Clerk's Office.

By order of the Commissioners of the Lyndonville Joint Fire District.

Click Here for the 2023 Lyndonville Joint Fire District Preliminary Budget (pdf).

The organizational meeting of the Lyndonville Joint Fire District will be held on the 14th day of October 2022 at 5:00pm at the Village Hall, 2 South Main Street, Lyndonville, NY.

The regular meeting of the Joint Fire District will follow immediately thereafter at the same location.

By order of the Commissioners of the Lyndonville Joint Fire District

September 19, 2022, Press Release

Grand Finale Lake Fair Celebrating Town of Yates' 200th Anniversary!

On Saturday, September 24th, the Town of Yates will celebrate its bicentennial with the last of its three fairs - the "Grand Finale Lake Fair." The event will be from 1pm-6pm at the Yates Town Park at the northern terminus of Morrison Rd on Lake Ontario, and will be free admission to all.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.
CLICK HERE to see the Grand Finale Flyer.

August 18, 2022, Press Release

Second of Three Fairs Celebrating Town of Yates' 200th Anniversary!

On Friday, August 19th, the Town of Yates will celebrate its bicentennial with the second of its three fairs, dubbed by committee coordinator Joanne Suhr as, "A Street Fair." The event, 5pm-9pm on Main Street in Lyndonville between Maple and Eagle Streets, will be free admission to all.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

The Town and Village are in the process of discussing dissolving the current fire district and forming a new district owned by the fire company with elected fire commissioners.

Documents related to that discussion are on line.
CLICK HERE to read the documents.

August 8, 2022, Press Release

Eleven Petitioners File Appeal with Supreme Court Appellate Division Against NY State Office of Renewable Energy Siting Regulations

On August 2, 2022, eleven petitioners filed an appeal against the NY State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) regarding the drafting and implementation of regulations, standards and conditions for siting industrial-scale wind and solar facilities under the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

CLICK HERE to read the full appeal document.



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
Yates Town Court is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Criminal & Traffic Matters are at 6:00pm. Civil Matters are at 7:00pm.

Budget Documents (pdf)

2023 Preliminary Budget

2022 Final Budget

2021 Final Budget

2020 Final Budget

2019 Final Budget

2018 Final Budget

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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