On Monday, June 1, 2020, the Town of Gaines Town Hall will re-open with normal business hours and operations. All Town Meetings will return to their normal schedules. Town Employees will continue to have measures in place to adhere to current guidance on social distancing, as required.

Town Court is covered under different guidelines from the State of New York. Please check with the Court directly with questions.

The regular May 2020 meetings of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The May meeting of the Town Board has been rescheduled for May 18th. The meeting will be open to the public in accordance with any directives on building capacity or social distancing that are in place at that time.

As posted on the Town’s social media pages, Town business continues to be conducted behind the scenes. The Highway/Water Department is operating normally. The Town Clerk is working a regular schedule, however, the town offices are closed to the public. If you need services from the Town Offices, please contact the Town Clerk via phone at 585-589-4592 or via email at clerk@townofgaines.org

At this time, we intend to open the Town Hall at the end of the “New York on Pause” order, and follow whatever guidance is in place at that time.

Town Court will open at the direction of the New York State Office of Court Administration. This may not be in synchronization with Town Hall activities.


Please continue to utilize reliable sources for information on COVID-19. Here are your best resources for up-to-date information at the local, state, and national levels:

Orleans County Health Department COVID-19 Page

New York State Health Department COVID-19 Page

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Page