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.

2019 CITY INCOME TAXES

2019 City of Amherst Income Tax Forms are due April 15th, 2020. 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 During Tax Season

City of Amherst income tax forms are prepared free of charge in the office at 480 Park Ave. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover payments can be made in person (service fee of 2.45% applies) or on the web (variable service fee) Regular office hours are: Monday through...

2020 Seasonal Pool Employment Applications Now Being Accepted

2020 Seasonal Pool Employment applications are being accepted for life-guarding and summer employment. Applicant must be 16 years or older as of June 5, 2020 in order to be considered. Applications are due no later than Friday April 17th, 2020. The completed...

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.”

Upcoming City Events

Jan
20
Mon
7:00 pm Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
Jan
23
Thu
8:00 am CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst Community Center
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
Jan
27
Mon
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
Jan
29
Wed
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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[...]