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.


City Offices Closed for Labor Day - POOL is OPEN!

City offices will be closed on Monday September 1, 2014 for Labor Day.   Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 

The Anna Mohr Schmauch Pool at Maude Neiding Park will be open from Noon to 7:00 pm on Labor Day which is the last day of the season.  Thank you for your patronage this year!

Anna Mohr Schmauch Memorial Pool - Hours Changing

Even though the kids are  back to school there are still a few weeks of warm weather remaining!   The hours are changing but you can swim at the Amherst pool every evening and weekend until Labor Day.   Remember, the pool is heated for those cooler summer evenings!  The hours for the remainder of the summer are: 

August 20th - August 22nd3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
August 23rd & August 24th  Noon to 7:00 pm
August 25th - August 29th3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
August 30th - September 1st  Noon to 7:00 pm


The concession stand is stocked with hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, slushies and  iced coffee.  As always, there is an assortment of candy and snacks available.  Free Wi-Fi is available poolside!  Check out the Amherst Pool Facebook page for up to date information.

The Anna Mohr Schmauch Memorial Pool is located inside Maude Neiding Park at 960 Cleveland Ave and is open daily from Noon to 8:00 pm.   The daily rate is $6 per person (age 3 and under free).  There are no residency requirements to purchase a day pass.  See the Parks and Recreation page for the rates, pool hours, swim lessons, and more information.

Fire Hydrant Testing

The Amherst Fire Department has begun fire hydrant testing.  If you see the Fire Department pick-up truck in your neighborhood, avoid the use of water, particularly for washing clothes.  After flushing and testing is complete, you may notice that your water is brownish.  You should run your water at a cold, slow stream until it becomes clear.  If you have any questions or problems, call the Amherst Utilities Department (988-4224) or Fire Department (988-4117).

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

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.

2014 Amherst Image Book

 The new Amherst Image Book showcasing our beautiful city can be viewed online. 

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.