Welcome to the City of Amherst, Ohio
We welcome you to the City of Amherst, Ohio. A historic city located just a short distance from Lake Erie, Amherst boasts a population of approximately 12,000 and encompasses seven square miles. We have wonderful residential districts and excellent schools. For more on our history and other information see Amherst At A Glance.
Mayor David Taylor spoke on the State of the City at the Council meeting on February 09, 2015. The full transcript of the speech can be viewed here.
City of Amherst income tax returns or requests for an extension to file are due on April 15, 2015. The tax office is located in the San Spring building at 480 Park Avenue. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The office will be open extended hours on the following dates:
Returns can be prepared in the office, free of charge. They can also be prepared using the fillable PDF. Please note that the fillable pdf may not open correctly in some browsers. You must use Adobe Reader to access this fillable pdf and you must see the tax year 2014 at the top to be able to use this form correctly. If you cannot get the fillable PDF to work properly, you may wish to download it to your desktop (right click and do save as) and force it to open with Adobe Reader. See the income tax page for forms and more information.
The Amherst Police Department will be holding Safety Town the weeks of June 8 and June 15, 2015. Children must be enrolled in Kindergarten for the fall of 2015 in an Amherst School or reside within the City of Amherst in order to be eligible to participate in the program. More information and the registration form can be found on the Amherst police website.
This service is available to all utility customers upon the completion and return of an automatic utility payment authorization form. This form is also available in the utility office. Automatic payment customers will still receive utility bills at the beginning of the month notifying them of the amount that will be deducted from their designated account on the 10th of each month. For more information, contact the Utility Department at (440) 988-4224.
The Lorain County Solid Waste District has a Collection Center at 540 South Abbe Road, Elyria. The Collection Center is open Monday and Wednesday Noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Please visit their webpage for more information on what will be accepted.
The new Amherst Image Book showcasing our beautiful city can be viewed online.