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.
A Public Hearing will be held on July 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm in Council chambers, Amherst City Hall, 206 South Main Street. Public Hearing Notice
All city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 for the Independence Day holiday. The offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6th
The Treasurer's Office, Auditor's Office and Income Tax Department will be closed from July 8th through July 10th. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, July 13th.
The North Main Street bridge over SR 2 will be closed from July 15th through August 13th. ODOT will be performing bridge repairs. Traffic will be detoured during construction.
For the most current summer road construction news visit the Amherst Police Department webpage:
Other projects in the City of Amherst:
Perk Company is continuing the construction of sidewalks for the Safe Routes to School Project located on the east side of South Lake Street from Rivers Edge Drive to Valley Drive. Two way traffic will be maintained with flaggers.
The 2014 Consumer Confidence Report containing information about the water purchased from the cities of Lorain and Elyria can be accessed at the following website: www.amherstohio.org/ccr. Questions concerning this report should be directed to John Corbin Jr. in the Amherst Water Department at (440) 988-7625.
Swim lesson times are available for the last session! Sign up at the Anna Mohr Schmauch pool at Maude Neiding Park every day during the hours of Noon and 7:00 pm. You do not need to be a member of the pool to sign up for swim lessons.
Lessons are $46 per session per person. There are two class times available and each class runs for 35 minutes: 10:15 - 10:50 am or 11:00 - 11:35 am. Sessions are Monday thru Friday on the following dates:
For further information, please call the pool at (440) 988-8523.
The Transfer Station located on Pyle South Amherst Road will be open on each Wednesday and Saturday beginning April 1 through November 28. Hours of operation will be Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
The cost for yard waste disposal for Amherst City residents is $5.00 per cubic yard. Amherst residents should be prepared to show proof of residency. For more information, please call 440-774-5381.
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.