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For New Residents

For New ResidentsWhether you are new to Downtown, the City of Buffalo or the area, there are a number of activities that must be undertaken while establishing a residence Downtown. Below you will find access to some of the necessary telephone numbers and information that will help make your move Downtown more pleasant. With information on everything from changing your address to where to register to vote, we hope you will utilize these detailed pages to help you make your move into Downtown Buffalo a successful and easy one!

Change Your Address

Erie County Auto Bureau Rath Buliding - 95 Franklin Street 716/858-7450
Genesse Street Post Office 229 W. Genesee Street 716/856-4601
Washington Street Post Office 701 Washington Street 716/856-4603

Dog Licensing

Dog Licensing Bureau 1304 City Hall 716/851-5439

Electric Service

National Grid 144 Kensington Avenue 1-800-642-4272

Gas Service

National Fuel 455 Main Street 716/686-6123

Phone/Television Service

Direct TV  
Time Warner Cable    716/558-8921
Verizon (For Land-Lines) 65 Franklin Street 716/840-8081

Public Transportation

NFTA 181 Ellicott Street 716/855-7300

Register to Vote

Erie County Board of Elections 134 West Eagle Street 716/858-8891

Social Services

Buffalo City Mission 100 East Tupper Street 716/854-8181
Child and Family Services 330 Delaware Avenue 716/842-2750
Erie County Department of Social Services 95 Franklin Street 716/858-8000
HEAP 291 Pearl Street 716/858-7644