Council Wants Feedback About DORA

Did you go to a DORA event last year? Do you own a business in downtown Amherst? Have your voice heard by giving feedback on our DORA! City council will be reviewing the feedback for potential changes to the DORA next month and we'd love to know your thoughts. Please...

LIFEGUARDS NEEDED!

It’s never to early to think about Summer! The City of Amherst is currently seeking Lifeguards for our 2024 season! Must be 16 by June 1, 2024, and certified as a Lifeguard. If you are not certified, you will need to take the classes on your own before June 1, 2024....

Employment Opportunity: Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Technician

DEPARTMENT: WATER POLLUTION CONTROL CENTER TITLE: MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Job Type: Full-time Pay range $32.01 - $35.57 per hour The city of Amherst, OH is currently hiring a Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Technician. Please view...

DORA Information

The summer of 2023 is an exciting time for Downtown Amherst. City Council and the Ohio Dept. of Commerce approved Amherst's application to test having a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in part of our historic district. This test modifies the state's open...

Meals On Wheels Delivery Volunteers Needed!

We need you! The Amherst Office on Aging is currently looking for Friendly people who can spare a couple hours a week to deliver hot meals to our Senior citizens! We deliver lunch Monday through Friday except for holidays. The meals are delivered between 10:30 and...

Income Tax Filing Options for Tax Year 2023 (due April 15, 2024)

There are several different options to file your city taxes: EFILE - this option allows you to completely electronically file your taxes and upload documents to support your calculations. Follow this link to start the electronic filing process. Drop Slot - located at...

Documents from the Public Meeting for North Lake / Oak Point Road Improvements

Documents from the public meeting held on November 9, 2021 regarding the planned study that the Cities of Amherst and Lorain are completing for the North Lake Street / Oak Point Road corridor from the S.R. 2 interchange to the Buck Horn Boulevard/Park Square Drive intersection, known as the Lorain/Amherst Western Gateway Improvements.

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...

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)

Upcoming City Events

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Park Board Commission 6:00 pm
Park Board Commission
Feb 8 @ 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.
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Design Review Board 5:45 pm
Design Review Board @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 15 @ 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[...]
Public Hearing 6:00 pm
Public Hearing
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
PUBLIC NOTICE LEGALS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on February 15th 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Amherst City Hall, 206 S. Main Street, Amherst, Ohio, a public hearing will proceed regarding consideration of approval of the[...]
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Civil Service 5:30 pm
Civil Service @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm
The Civil Service meetings are held on the third 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[...]
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CIC Meeting (as needed) 8:00 am
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
Feb 22 @ 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[...]
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Planning Commission 6:00 pm
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
Zoning Board of Appeals 6:30 pm
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
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