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  • Located in Chautauqua County, New York along the shores of Lake Erie and rising 1000 feet to the Chautauqua Escarpment, Portland remains a rural township. Outside of the Village of Brocton, the Town is largely dominated by farmlands, woods and low density residential land uses, and its defining features are the many vineyards dotting the landscape.

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    COVID-19 Small Business Loans
    Posted on 2020-03-23

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) federal disaster loan program has been approved for all counties in NYS and is available for applications.  Low-interest loans for working capital are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State.


    Information on the program, how to apply, and a webinar can be found on ESD’s website located here:

    Mowing & Trimming Bids
    Posted on 2020-03-20

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The Town Board of the Town of Portland, Chautauqua County and the State of New York is accepting SEALED BIDS for the mowing & trimming of lawns for 2020 ...   more info

    Meeting cancelled
    Posted on 2020-03-20

    Portland Planning Board meeting is cancelled for Tuesday, March 24th

    Town of Portland Status Update COVID-19
    Posted on 2020-03-17

    Town of Portland Status Update COVID-19:


    As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the way business is being conducted in our Country. Like everyone we are adapting to what health officials are communicating and recommending. Our first and foremost concern as a Town Board is the health and safety of our residents and employees.

    Out of abundance of caution, Effective 12:00 noon March 17, 2020 the Town Board of the Town of Portland has closed the Town Hall to the public until further notice. Office staff will be in their offices to help with any questions you may have. If payments need to be made please call the appropriate office for assistance. A list of numbers is listed below. Payments can be made by mail or in the drop box by the front door of the building.

    The Town Board Meetings are closed to the public until further notice, we are in the process of either having a recording or live streaming of the meeting on our website, please check our website as information becomes available. Residents may ask questions by submitting them via email to by 3:00 pm on scheduled meeting dates.

    All Town Court sessions have been suspended until further notice. Offenders will be notified by the courts when they are to appear next.

    If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate office at the numbers listed below .






    Town Hall phone number 716-792-9614

    Court-vehicle and traffic Ext. 1

    Town Clerk Ext. 2

    Assessor Ext. 3

    Building/Code Ext. 4

    Supervisor Ext. 5

    Tax Collector Ext. 6

    Dog Control Ext. 7

    Highway Depart. 716-792-9106


    We thank you and appreciate your support and will continue to regularly communicate and update our website.


    Coronavirus Resources:

    Chautauqua County Department of Health


    CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


    DHS-Department of Homeland Security:



    2020 adopted budget
    Posted on 2019-12-06

    View Budget

    Proposed Local Law 3-2019
    Posted on 2019-12-03

    More Info

    Water District 8 update
    Posted on 2019-10-21

    More Info 

    Zoning Board
    Posted on 2019-10-13

    The Zoning Board has an opening, please send letter of interest to the Town Clerk, 87 W. Main St. Brocton 14716


    Properly managing yard waste
    Posted on 2019-08-12

    Lake Erie Watershed Protection Brochure

    Local Law
    Posted on 2019-06-28

    Local Law 2-2019-Moratorium on Wind

    2019 Town Budget
    Posted on 2019-03-04

    2019 Town Budget

    Posted on 2018-04-03

    Portland Comprehensive Plan (pdf 54mb)

    Tax Collection
    Posted on 2017-01-10

    Tax Collection on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

    Brad Anderson Statue
    Posted on 2016-07-19

    Brad Anderson Statue

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