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Amherst ranks fourth in NYS for traffic fine revenue

Posted at 10:10 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 22:10:59-05

Based on the most recent data available, Amherst generated the fourth most revenue of all towns and villages in the state from vehicle and traffic violations.

The New York State Comptroller's Office records data on the amount of revenue generated by town and village courts.  Of approximately 1,200 in the state, only three other local courts brought in more money than Amherst: The Town of Wallkill in Orange County and the Towns of Southhampton and East Hampton in Suffolk County.

Here are the five towns in Erie County whose courts generated the most revenue in 2015:

  1. Town of Amherst, $3,049,519.69
  2. Town of Tonawanda, $2,140,166.30
  3. Town of Cheektowaga, $2,063,835.66
  4. Town of West Seneca, $1,501,017.46
  5. Town of Hamburg, $730,048.97