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.


Dancing on Main Street - August 2nd
Dancing on Main Street will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014  from 3:00 pm to midnight in Downtown Amherst.  The event will take place at the intersection of Park Avenue and Church Street.  For more information about this yearly event, visit the Main Street Amherst website.
Fire Department Kids Water Fight - August 2nd

The Amherst Fire Department will hold their annual Kids / Family Water Fight and Open House on August 2, 2014 at the Amherst Fire Station located at 414 Church Street.  Registration begins at 10:30 am with the events held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  There will be food, FUN, station tours and a rescue demonstration.

Park Employee Wanted
The City of Amherst Park Commission is seeking a park employee who can perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and unskilled labor jobs which include but are not limited to: mowing, mulching, operating vehicles and equipment, trash pickup, cleaning of park facilities, painting, and snow removal. Individual must be able to lift up to 80 pounds.
Pay is $7.95 per hour, PERS, with no other benefits.   Work hours are approximately 28 – 30 hours per week, and includes a rotation of weekends (approx. 4 – 8 hours per rotated weekend for restroom opening, trash runs, visitor center set up/clean up).
Applications are available at Amherst City Hall, 206 S. Main Street.
The City of Amherst Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
Anna Mohr Schmauch Memorial Pool

Come swim in the Amherst Pool!!  The Splash Pad is open for the younger ones and the new umbrellas are up for those that like a little shade.  There will be new chaise lounges and picnic tables this year too.  Remember, the pool is heated for those cooler summer evenings!

The concession stand is stocked with hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, slushies and a new addition this year - iced coffee!  As always, there is an assortment of candy and snacks available.  Free Wi-Fi is available poolside!  Check out the new Facebook page for up to date information.

The Anna Mohr Schmauch Memorial Pool is located inside Maude Neiding Park at 960 Cleveland Ave and will be open daily from Noon to 8:00 pm.   The daily rate is $6 per person (age 3 and under free).  There are no residency requirements to purchase a day pass.  See the Parks and Recreation page for the rates, pool hours, swim lessons, and more information.

Pool Passes are on sale now in the Amherst Treasurer's office, 480 Park Avenue, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:15 pm

2013 Consumer Confidence Report
The 2013 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.
Fire Hydrant Testing

The Amherst Fire Department has begun fire hydrant testing.  If you see the Fire Department pick-up truck in your neighborhood, avoid the use of water, particularly for washing clothes.  After flushing and testing is complete, you may notice that your water is brownish.  You should run your water at a cold, slow stream until it becomes clear.  If you have any questions or problems, call the Amherst Utilities Department (988-4224) or Fire Department (988-4117).

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

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.

2014 Amherst Image Book

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

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.