Building Department

City of Amherst Building Codes

480 Park Avenue, Upper Level
Amherst, Ohio 44001

ph (440) 988-3734
fax (440) 988-3764


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

City of Amherst Building Codes

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:

  • 2017 Ohio Building Code
  • 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code
  • 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2017 Residential Code of Ohio
  • 2017 Ohio Energy Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 ICC A11.7 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code

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.