Municipal Services

Photo by George Farenthold

Water and Sewer

Water and sewer bills are sent quarterly.  Every other quarter the meters are read by the Village, and for the intervening quarters the meter is read by the property owner and submitted to the Village. Cards are sent to each user requesting a reading, unless you have given the Clerk your email address, in which case you will be reminded by email and can submit your reading electronically.  Please consider receiving these notices by email; it saves time and postage, meaning it saves taxpayer money.  The email address will not be used for other purposes except the possibility of emergency alerts.  If you are having a sewer problem, you are encouraged to call the Department of Public Works first for help in determining where the problem might be and what to do next.   The number at the plant is 315-364-5239.

WWTP Operator:  Kurt Wilmot

Assistant:  Michael White

Assistant:  Aaron Van Arnum

2022 Water Quality Report here(posted June 2023)


Trash and Recycling

Trash and recycling may be picked up by a private hauler or taken to the Ledyard Transfer Site on Carpenter Road about a half mile from the Village limits on Poplar Ridge Road.  The Transfer Site is only open to residents of the Town of Ledyard and garbage bags require tags that can be purchased on site or at the Ledyard Town Clerk’s office. Each summer there is one clean-up day for larger items not usually accepted at the Transfer Site.  These items include yard debris, washers and dryers, furniture, and discarded building materials.  There is no extra charge for these items.  Tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, and anything containing Freon will not be accepted.  Mattresses can be dropped off for a fee of $10.


May 1 to October 1: Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. October 1 to May 1: Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Curbside Leaf and Yard Pick-up

The Aurora Department of Public Works regularly picks up yard debris and tree trimmings that are left at the curb by residents.  These must be no longer than four feet in length and organized as bundles.  Leaves racked to the curb, but not in the street, will be picked up in the fall according to a an announced schedule.

Snow Removal

The village-owned public streets within the village limits are plowed by the Aurora Department of Public Works. Every effort is made to keep the sidewalks installed and maintained by the Village on one side of every public street open as a courtesy, but it is ultimately the responsibility of each property owner to clear any sidewalk on their property.  We encourage you to use the plowed sidewalk for safety and not to walk in the street.

Notary Public

The Village Clerk is a notary public and is available by appointment. 315 364-7293 or

Post Office

The Aurora Post Office, 373 Main Street, is a full-service post office with rural delivery outside the village limits and post office boxes for village residents.

Lobby Hours

M-F 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Window Hours - As of October 1, 2014

M-F 8:00 am to 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm to 4:30 p.m. Sat 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Aurora Fire Department

Aurora is served by an all-volunteer fire department that includes an Advanced Life Support ambulance service.

Cayuga County

Hazard Mitigation Plan -

Storm water guidelines for homeowners -Final_Residential_Guidelines pdf for web-2

Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency

2020 Year End Report

2019 Year End Report


Cayuga Lake Watershed Network -  HealthDepartment info from Cayuga, Seneca & Tompkins: Cayuga Lake’s shoreline counties