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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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    Large Trash Day
    Posted on 2021-04-01

    Large Trash Day

    Mowing & Trimming
    Posted on 2021-03-15



    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 2021 at the following locations:

    1) Portland Community Park/Museum-Main St. Portland,

    2) B/P Fuel Depot-Main St., Portland

    3) Pecor Street Cemetery-Pecor St, Portland

    4) Ahira Hall Library-37 W. Main St., Brocton,

    5) Portland Town Hall-87 W. Main St., Brocton

    • Trimming of shrubbery two times, once in May and once in October for the Library and Town Hall.
    • Removal of leaves from the shrubbery at the Town Hall and Library two times, once in May and once in October.
    • Trimming the trees at the Library and Town Hall once a year. The bidder is to provide their own equipment and tools.
    • Spring Clean-up of sticks at Community Park/Cemetery one time in Spring
    • No mowing/trimming at Community Park/Depot/Museum and Library on weekends and holidays.
    • Three references and a certificate of insurance (1,000,000.00/2,000,000.00) must be supplied with bids.
    • Bid price are to be based on per cut per location. Bids will be received at the office of the Town Clerk, 87 West Main Street, Brocton, New York during regular business hours until 11:00 a.m. on April 13, 2021, by mail or place in the drop box at the front entrance.
    • No bid received may be withdrawn by any bidder for a period of 30 days from the date of the bid opening.
    • All bids must be submitted in a Sealed envelope at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name, phone number and address of the bidder.
    • Bids must show cost of mowing and trimming of each property separately, trimming of shrubbery two times, leave removal two times, and trimming of trees one time.
    • Bills must be submitted to the Town Clerk by the 5th of each month for the previses months’ work.


    All bids will be publicly read aloud by the Town Board of the Town of Portland on April 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 87 West Main Street, Brocton, NY.


    The Town Board of the Town of Portland reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to re-advertise for new bids at its discretion.


    By order of the Town Board

    Board Meeting
    Posted on 2021-02-05

    Board meeting.  April. 14th at 7:00 at the Town Hall.  

    Mask are required.  You may also conference call Dial-in number at (978) 990-5113, when prompted, enter the access code 208-578-6 to join the conference.

    Portland Court Info
    Posted on 2020-12-09


    2021 Budget
    Posted on 2020-11-24

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    COVID -19 Update
    Posted on 2020-08-03

    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.

    Until the Coronavirus threat passes, the Town Hall is open on a limited basis. Out of abundance of caution, we are encouraging business to be done by appointment, mail or placed in the drop box by the front door of the building. If you have to come into the Town Hall a face mask is required.

    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


    CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


    DHS-Department of Homeland Security:





    Annual Update Document
    Posted on 2020-05-07

    Annual Update Document 

    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

    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

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    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

    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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