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.

Recycle Right

What’s acceptable and what’s not? Flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail can be recycled as long as they aren’t contaminated by food, liquid or waste. What about plastic and metals cans?

New Utilities Bill

Customers of Amherst Utilities will be receiving a new bill format beginning May, 2019. The new bills will arrive in an envelope with the text “New Amherst Utilities Bill” printed on the front.

Mayor’s 2019 State of the City Address

Mayor Mark Costilow delivered the 2019 State of the City Address at City Council on February 25, 2019: “The state of our City continues to be strong.”

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.

Upcoming City Events

Aug
22
Thu
8:00 am CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
Aug 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[...]
Aug
26
Mon
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
Aug
28
Wed
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Aug 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[...]
6:30 pm Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals @ Council Cambers at City Hall
Aug 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[...]
Sep
2
Mon
7:00 pm Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Sep 2 @ 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[...]