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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.

    News & Information

    Posted on 2020-05-19


    Dial-in Number 1-978-990-5113

    When prompted, enter the Access Number 2085786

    Legal Notice
    Posted on 2020-05-14




    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Portland at 7:00 p.m. on May 28, 2020, regarding Local Law No. 1 of 2020 entitled “A Local Law to Extend the Moratorium on the Review and Approval of Certain Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems.” The proposed local law would extend the current moratorium on the construction of large-scale wind “farms” for six months while the Town works to update and draft appropriate regulations for them.


    Any resident of the Town of Portland is entitled to be heard upon the proposed local law during the public hearing, but public participation will be limited to electronic means due to the New York on PAUSE limitations. Login information will be published on the Town’s website at at least 5 days before the hearing. Residents are also encouraged to send written comments to the Town Clerk by e-mail to or by mail to 87 West Main Street, Brocton, New York 14716.


    The Town Clerk will send you a copy of the proposed local law upon request.


    Dated: May 18, 2020

    Roxane Sobecki,

    Town Clerk


    Posted on 2020-05-08


    Board Meeting
    Posted on 2020-05-08

    Portland Board Meeting will be held May 13th, 7:00 at the Town Hall. This meeting is limited regarding public attendance due to social distancing regarding COVID-19. You may also submit comments or questions to or by mail to: Town Supervisor, Portland Town Hall, 87 W. Main St. Brocton 14716.


    Annual Update Document
    Posted on 2020-05-07

    Annual Update Document 

    Large Trash Day
    Posted on 2020-05-07

    Large Trash Day

    Letter from Portland Supervisor
    Posted on 2020-04-09

    Letter from Portland Supervisor



    With the daily changing of the COVID-19 situation we are asking for the Town of Portland Residents returning to your summer homes for everyone to be on a voluntary precautionary quarantine for 15 days of home confinement. Grocery stores are doing home delivery’s or outside pick-ups. We would stress the importance of these precautionary guidelines for any social gatherings, this will help decrease the spread of the CORONA VIRUS.



    • Wash your hands (20 seconds) as often throughout the day.
    • Cover your cough and sneezes.
    • Avoid close contact with others (leave 6 feet between people)
    • Please stay at home.
    • Wear a mask in the company of others.


    To report any social gatherings or businesses that should not be operation you can report to a task force at: 1-833-789-0470. Fines from $500.00 to $1,000.00.


    Stay positive and with everyone working together we will get thru this.


    Dan Schrantz

    Portland Supervisor

    Posted on 2020-04-09

    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 is working limited hours. 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 (Town of Portland, 87 W. Main St. Brocton NY 14716) or in the drop box by the front door of the building.
    • 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 cell 716-672-9106


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


    Coronavirus Resources:


    Chautauqua County Department of Health

    This site will provide updates of COVID-19 information


    Empire State Development Corporation


    CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


    DHS-Department of Homeland Security:







    Water District 8 update
    Posted on 2020-04-07

    More Info 

    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:

    2020 adopted budget
    Posted on 2019-12-06

    View Budget

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

    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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