Building Department

City of Amherst Building Codes

480 Park Avenue, Upper Level
Amherst, Ohio 44001

ph (440) 988-3734
fax (440) 988-3764


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City of Amherst Building Codes

January 2013

The City of Amherst has adopted and enforces the following building codes for all construction work within the city per Part Thirteen, Title One of the Amherst Codified Ordinances:

  • 2011 Ohio Building Code
  • 2011 Ohio Plumbing Code
  • 2011 Ohio Mechanical Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2013 Residential Code of Ohio
  • 2009 International Building Code (basis for 2011 OBC)
  • 2009 International Residential Code (basis for 2013 RCO)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation

Any updates and/or amendments to the building codes listed above shall be in effect per the latest approvals and enforcement of the State of Ohio Board of Building Standards.