Welcome to the City of Amherst, Ohio

We welcome you to the City of Amherst, Ohio.  A historic city located just a short distance from Lake Erie, Amherst boasts a population of approximately 12,000 and encompasses seven square miles.  We have wonderful residential districts and excellent schools.  For more on our history and other information see Amherst At A Glance.


Amherst City Income Tax Due Date

If you had previously filed for an extension, please note that your 2013 Amherst City Income Tax return is due Monday, December 1, 2014.  All returns on extension must be received or postmarked by this date to avoid a late filing penalty.  Please remember to attach a copy of your extension to the tax return. 

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

All city offices will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2104 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving.  The offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Fall Leaf Pickup Citywide Week of December 1, 2014

The city will conclude the fall leaf pickup the week of December 1, 2014.  Please rake leaves to the tree lawn by Sunday, November 30th as the crews will be doing a  final citywide pickup - weather permitting.   Please do not put leaves in the street.  The city WILL NOT pick up bagged leaves, tree limbs or grass clippings. 

Miracle on Main Street - December 5, 2014

Main Street Amherst presents its annual Miracle on Main Street program on Friday, December 5, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm.  This is a free downtown festival featuring a holiday parade, crafts for the kids, caroling and much more.  See the Main Street Amherst website for complete information.

Lolly the Trolley Rides, December 17, 2014

Reserve a ride on Lolly the Trolley to see decorations and light displays around the City of Amherst.  The trolley will be in town on the evening of Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  Tickets for this family friendly ride are only $5.00 per person.  Call Main Street Amherst at 440-984-6709 to ask about available times and reserve your seats. 

Automatic Utility Payment Program

This service is available to all utility customers upon the completion and return of an automatic utility payment authorization form.  This form is also available in the utility office.  Automatic payment customers will still receive utility bills at the beginning of the month notifying them of the amount that will be deducted from their designated account on the 10th of each month.  For more information, contact the Utility Department at (440) 988-4224.

Online Payments Available for Tax and Utilities

You can make credit card or ACH payments online for Income Tax and Utilities.   Please follow the links below:

            Income Tax Payment              Utility Payment

Planning and Zoning News

The agenda and minutes for the Planning and Zoning meetings are available on the Planning and Zoning page.  You can view a copy of the Amherst Zoning map  here or on the Planning and Zoning page.

Lorain County Solid Waste Collection Center

The Lorain County Solid Waste District has a  Collection Center at 540 South Abbe Road, Elyria.  The Collection Center is open Monday and Wednesday Noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Please visit their webpage for more information on what will be accepted.

Amherst Codified Ordinances

The Codified Ordinances for the City of Amherst and other communities can be accessed on the web at www.conwaygreene.comAgendas and Minutes for Amherst City Council can be viewed on the City Council page.