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.

Annual Amherst Community Easter Egg Hunt for 2019

Spring is upon us, which means the annual Amherst Community Easter Egg Hunt is right around the corner! For 23 years now, the Amherst Lions Club and the Amherst Steele Leo Club have hosted this popular event. Always scheduled for the Saturday of Easter weekend at...

Utilities ACH Processing Error on March 11, 2019

On March 11, 2019, Amherst Utilities’ ACH Customers were impacted by a processing error by Northwest Bank. Northwest Bank has acknowledged the error and should have credited all accounts affected. If you have incurred overdraft fees from your financial institution, Northwest Bank will reimburse you for those fees.

Seasonal Employment Applications

Seasonal applications are being accepted for summer employment / jobs. Applications are due no later than Thursday April 4th. Completed applications can be dropped off at City Hall located at 206 S. Main Street, or can be sent via email. Applicant must be 16 years old as of May 24, 2019 in order to be considered.

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.”

Extended Office Hours for Tax Season

To assist in serving the residents during tax season, the Income Tax office will have extended office hours as follows: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:00 am to Noon, Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Upcoming City Events

Mar
25
Mon
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Council Meeting @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 25 @ 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[...]
Mar
27
Wed
6:00 pm Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Planning Commission @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar
28
Thu
8:00 am CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst
CIC Meeting (as needed) @ Main Street Amherst
Mar 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[...]
Apr
1
Mon
7:00 pm Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Committee Meetings @ Council Chambers at City Hall
Apr 1 @ 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[...]