Building Department

About and Contact Info

480 Park Avenue, Upper Level
Amherst, Ohio 44001

ph (440) 988-3734
fax (440) 988-3764

Hours

8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Monday thru Friday (closed on gov’t hoildays)

David Macartney

Building Official

Email

Residential/Commercial Building and Mechanical Inspections

Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tammy Paterson

Secretary

Email

Richard Negron

Electrical Inspector

Residential/Commercial Electrical Inspections

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday after  4:30 pm

Darwin Ward

Plumbing Inspector

Residential/Commercial Plumbing Inspections

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday after  4:30 pm

*ALL CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK IN THE CITY OF AMHERST ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT*

The Building Department serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  This department is charged with interpretation and enforcement of national and state building codes as well as other applicable local codified ordinances and regulations governing property maintenance, construction and land use.  In addition, the department provides supervision of construction activities; acceptance of permit applications; issuance of all building, mechanical and miscellaneous permits; and verification of plan compliance with applicable building and zoning codes.

 

Department Services:

  • Reviewing and approving all building plans for residential and commercial construction
  • Issuing permits for construction including building, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC
  • Registering contractors to perform work in the City of Amherst
  • Investigating property maintenance and zoning code violations
  • Processing requests for Planning CommissionBoard of Zoning Appeals and Design Review Board
  • Reviewing all developmental plans for residential and commercial development
  • Issuing occupancy permits for new businesses or businesses relocating within the city

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