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.

 

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am. Line up will be at 9:00 am from the corner of Washington and Cleveland Street to Amherst Steel High School. A short memorial service will be held at the Cleveland Street cemetery at 9:55 am.

The parade route begins at Washington Avenue and the participants will march south to Forest Street then west on Park Avenue to the Five Points. Once the band gets to City Hall, the parade will halt for a brief ceremony for the comfort of and in honor and respect of our Veterans.  Then, the parade will continue marching toward City Hall.  For more information, or to participate in the parade, please call (440) 714-1213. This event is to honor all of our veterans.  Political campaigning during the parade is discouraged.
 

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day May 25th

All city offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day.  The offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Pool Passes on Sale!

Passes for the Anna Mohr Schmauch pool at Maude Neiding Park are being sold in the Treasurer's Office located at 480 Park Avenue. Passes cannot be purchased online or over the phone.  The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  

The name, address and age (if under 18) of each member must be provided in order to issue a pass.  The office accepts Visa, Mastercard or Discover, cash or check.   For more information about our city pool see the Parks and Recreation page.    

 2015 Pool Pass Rates

Transfer Station Open
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.
Automatic Utility Payment Program

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.

Online Payments Available for Tax and Utilities

You can make credit card or ACH payments online for Income Tax and Utilities.   Please follow the links below:

            Income Tax Payment              Utility Payment

Planning and Zoning News

The agenda and minutes for the Planning and Zoning meetings are available on the Planning and Zoning page.  You can view a copy of the Amherst Zoning map  here or on the Planning and Zoning page.

Lorain County Solid Waste Collection Center

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.

Amherst Codified Ordinances

The Codified Ordinances for the City of Amherst and other communities can be accessed on the web at www.conwaygreene.comAgendas and Minutes for Amherst City Council can be viewed on the City Council page. 

2014 Amherst Image Book

 The new Amherst Image Book showcasing our beautiful city can be viewed online.