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Exam results generally are not received for at least ninety (90) days.  Please do not call the office asking about results.  If the eligible list is not found online then we have not received results. 

Civil Service Office, 111 Main St., Suite G2, Lockport 14094-2740
Email:  civilservice@niagaracounty.com
Telephone:  (716) 438-4071 (you will be directed to leave a message)
Fax:  (716) 438-4077
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

If you completed an online application and chose to mail a check or money order, it should be made payable to Niagara County Civil Service and mailed to 111 Main Street - Suite G2, Lockport, NY 14094.

Electronic correspondence (admission notices, canvass letters, grade letters, etc.) is sent from noreply@niagara.mycivilservice.com so please add this to your address book so messages aren't sent to your Junk Mail.  The subject will be Niagara County Civil Service – New Letter. Please be sure to open and respond appropriately to all correspondence. 

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Civil Service Rules & Appendices

Niagara County Rules and Appendices for the Classified Civil Service - January 13, 2021



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    Alternate test dates are administered in our office and will be Monday-Friday 8am-4pm only.  Candidates must be tested within one (1)
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