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

2021 Income Tax Due Date

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 718.05 (G)(1)(a), the State of Ohio has extended the tax filing due date for 2020 tax returns to May 17, 2021.  Accordingly, the City of Amherst has also adopted this extended due date.  If there are any more changes, please check our...

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...

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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Police and Fire Committee Meeting* 7:00 pm
Police and Fire Committee Meeting*
May 3 @ 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[...]
Building and Lands Committee Meeting* 7:05 pm
Building and Lands Committee Meeting* @ Council Chambers at City Hall
May 3 @ 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[...]
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Council Meeting* 7:00 pm
Council Meeting* @ Virtual Meeting via Zoom
May 10 @ 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[...]
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Civil Service 5:30 pm
Civil Service @ Council Chambers at City Hall
May 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[...]
Park Board Commission 6:00 pm
Park Board Commission
May 13 @ 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
May 20 @ 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[...]
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Planning Commission 6:00 pm
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
May 26 @ 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[...]
Zoning Board of Appeals 6:30 pm
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
May 26 @ 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[...]
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CIC Meeting (as needed) 8:00 am
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
May 27 @ 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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