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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Buffalo Station

600 Colvin Woods Parkway
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 862-7000
Fax: (716) 838-4534

The Buffalo Border Patrol Station was established in July of 1924, at the same time that the Buffalo Sector was created. The station and the Sector Headquarters had always been co-located until the present station was opened on October 15, 2006.

The smuggling of aliens, liquor and other contraband was prevalent in the early 1920's. Foot-patrol and still-watch were the principal functions performed by Border Patrol Agents in those early years, requiring a large number of officers to cover an assigned area. Patrol Agents were assigned to checking freight trains and the exterior of passenger trains entering the United States. Constant line-watch was maintained at the International Railroad Bridge. The bridge connects Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada with Buffalo, New York.

Area of Responsibility
The international border in the Buffalo Border Patrol Station's area of responsibility is 45 miles adjacent to Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The station's patrol area includes twelve counties in Western New York which encompasses 8,540 square miles.


Last modified: 
March 10, 2014