City of Amherst Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Important information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the City including status of services, offices, buildings and press releases.

WENS Alerts

Sign up for Emergency Alerts via the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS). This is a FREE service provided by Lorain County and the City of Amherst.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

Online payments are accepted for the Utilities, Income Tax and Building Department.
(Please note: all online payments are subject to a third-party service fee.)

WATCH MEETINGS LIVE

All Council and Committee meetings are streamed live. Archived videos can be found here as well.

VIDEO TOUR OF AMHERST

Watch a video tour of Amherst, featuring Mayor Costilow, Mainstreet Amherst, Education, Parks & Recreation and Community Organizations.

NEW PAPERLESS OPTION

Your Utilities Bills can now be sent to you electronically! Save time. Go Green. Sign up and Go Paperless!
(There is NO fee to sign up for paperless)

Lifeguards Needed

Applications for lifeguards are being taken until March 19, 2021.  Must be 16 years of age by April 30, 2021. If interested please call the Mayor’s office at 988-4380 or email janderson@amherstohio.org.

New Online and Paperless Billing Available for Utility Bills

More Convenient Payment Options The City of Amherst has launched a new online billing and payment solution, offering more ways to view and pay your utilities bill, plus the addition of 24/7 phone payments and pay by text. Residents can receive and view bills...

DO NOT FLUSH or DRAIN ADVISORY

DO NOT FLUSH or DRAIN ADVISORY – COOKING GREASE and OILS, WIPES, AND PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS CLOG SEWER LINES…

Building Department Availability Notice

DUE TO CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID-19, THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING ANY IN-PERSON BUSINESS AT OUR OFFICE BEGINNING MARCH 20, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BUILDING DEPARTMENT AVAILABILITY:

Income Tax Office Update

Due to current public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Income Tax office will not be open to the public. Completed returns, tax documents, payments and extension requests may be dropped off in the new drop off slot located in the north window on the front of...

Upcoming City Events

Mar
1
Mon
7:00 pm Building and Lands Committee Mee... @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Building and Lands Committee Mee... @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the CORVID-19 crisis, meetings are being held virtually until further notice. All meetings held virtually or at City Hall are streamed and can be viewed live on the City’s website. Please[...]
7:05 pm Streets and Sidewalks Committee ...
Streets and Sidewalks Committee ...
Mar 1 @ 7:05 pm
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the CORVID-19 crisis, meetings are being held virtually until further notice. All meetings held virtually or at City Hall are streamed and can be viewed live on the City’s website. Please[...]
Mar
11
Thu
6:00 pm Park Board Commission
Park Board Commission
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm
The Park Board Commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, please contact the Mayor’s Office for confirmation.
Mar
13
Sat
5:30 pm Civil Service @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Civil Service @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm
The Civil Service meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, there may not be a the Civil Service[...]
Mar
18
Thu
5:45 pm Design Review Board @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Design Review Board @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 18 @ 5:45 pm
Design Review Board meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, there is the possibility of a normally scheduled[...]