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)

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDINANCE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED BEFORE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AMHERST, OHIO AND IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COUNCIL AND AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SAID ORDINANCE ESTABLISHES THE ZONING OF SIX PARCELS OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT AND AROUND CLEVELAND AVENUE, THE SITE OF THE BUILDING KNOWN AS HOT DOG HEAVEN FROM THE CURRENT ZONING OF R-1 TO PROPOSED ZONING OF C-2.

2020 Leaf Pickup Schedule and Guidlines

Leaf Pickup Guidelines The City of Amherst’s 2020 fall leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 2nd. Leaves should be raked to the tree lawn BEFORE the FIRST DAY of the week of your scheduled pickup. Have them to the curb by Monday morning at 7am. Please do NOT...

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:

Upcoming City Events

Jan
27
Wed
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm
*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, The Planning Commission meeting will be only available to watch via live streaming here on the website. Provisions will be made during the meeting for the[...]
6:30 pm Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm
*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be only available to watch via live streaming here on the website. Provisions will be made during the meeting[...]
Jan
28
Thu
8:00 am CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
Jan 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[...]
Feb
8
Mon
6:45 pm Public Hearing
Public Hearing
Feb 8 @ 6:45 pm
Update: this Public Hearing has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN ORDINANCE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED BEFORE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AMHERST, OHIO AND IS[...]
Feb
11
Thu
6:00 pm Park Board Commission
Park Board Commission
Feb 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.