Building Department 

Location:  480 Park AvenuePhone:  (440) 988-3734 
                 Amherst, OH  44001Fax:      (440) 988-3764 
   
Office Hours:Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
   
Building Department StaffInspection HoursInspections

Bob Kurtz - Chief Building Official

By appointment 
David Macartney - Building Inspector

Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Residential/Commercial Building and Mechanical

     email: building2@amherstohio.org  
Tammy Paterson - Secretary  

     email: building@amherstohio.org

  
Timothy Golden - Electrical InspectorMonday/Tuesday/Thursday after 4:30 pmResidential/Commercial Electrical
Darwin Ward - Plumbing InspectorTuesday and Thursday after 4:30 pmResidential/Commercial Plumbing

Online Building Payments

*ALL CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK IN THE CITY OF AMHERST ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT*

The Building Department serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  This department is charged with interpretation and enforcement of national and state building codes as well as other applicable local codified ordinances and regulations governing property maintenance, construction and land use.  In addition, the department provides supervision of construction activities; acceptance of permit applications; issuance of all building, mechanical and miscellaneous permits; and verification of plan compliance with applicable building and zoning codes.

Department Services:

  • Reviewing and approving all building plans for residential and commercial construction
  • Issuing permits for construction including building, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC
  • Registering contractors to perform work in the City of Amherst
  • Investigating property maintenance and zoning code violations
  • Processing requests for Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Design Review Board
  • Reviewing all developmental plans for residential and commercial development
  • Issuing occupancy permits for new businesses or businesses relocating within the city (click here to access new business information)

 

Commercial FormsResidential FormsMiscellaneous Forms
Commercial Fee Schedule                     Residential Fee Schedule                       Contractor Registration Application
Application for PermitApplication for PermitBusiness Occupancy Application
   
   

Technical Document Links:

2013 Residential Code of Ohio (Ohio Administrative Code link)

2011 Ohio Building Code (Ohio Administrative Code link)

2011 Ohio Mechanical Code (Ohio Administrative Code link)

2011 Ohio Plumbing Code (Ohio Administrative Code link)

Ohio Board of Building Standards Code Links

City of Amherst Standard Construction Drawings

Amherst Fire Department Engine 59 Size Specifications

Typical Residential Foundation/Floor Plan Sample

Typical Residential Wall Section Sample