Welcome to Amherst, Ohio

The first land clearing in the Amherst area was by Jacob Shupe in 1811. Shupe built a log cabin in this clearing, which is next to a stream he later named Beaver Creek. This original settlement was on a hill near what is now Cooper Foster Park Road.

2018 CITY INCOME TAXES

2018 City of Amherst Income Tax Forms are due April 15th, 2019. Forms and instructions can be accessed here.

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 COUNCIL LIVE

All Council and Committee meetings are now 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.

Extended Office Hours for Tax Season

To assist in serving the residents during tax season, the Income Tax office will have extended office hours as follows: Friday, April 12, 2018 - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 13, 2018 - 9:00 am to Noon, Monday, April 15, 2018 - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

2018 Income Tax Return Deadline

2018 City of Amherst income tax returns or requests for an extension are due on April 15, 2019. Returns can be prepared in the office, free of charge. Returns must be mailed or faxed to the tax office. We do not support electronic filing.

Have you had your New Water Meter installed?

The City is in the process of updating all water meters being serviced by Amherst Utilities. If you have not had your water meter replaced yet, please call the Utilities office for assistance at (440) 988-4224.

Safety/Service Director Rescinds Electric Rates

The Press release from Mayor Mark Costilow: The City Administration has decided to rescind the 2018 electric rate increase immediately, and credit all the City’s electric customers any increased charges resulting from the 2018 electric rate proclamation.

Notice: Credit Card Service Fee

Due to increasing costs, the Treasurer's office has contracted with a third-party processor to continue providing face-to-face credit card transactions. This new service will allow the City to accept credit cards in the Utilities Department, the Building Department as...

Upcoming City Events

Feb
25
Mon
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm
City Council meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Monday of each month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, there is the possibility of a normally[...]
Feb
27
Wed
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm
The Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday 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[...]
6:30 pm Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, there is the possibility of[...]
Feb
28
Thu
8:00 am CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Council Chambers at City Hall
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am
When needed, the CIC meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. While we do or best to ensure this calendar is kept up to date, and the CIC meetings are called only when needed, please[...]
Mar
4
Mon
7:00 pm Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Committee meetings are scheduled for the first and third Monday 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[...]