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.
The tax office is located in the San Spring building at 480 Park Avenue. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Returns can be prepared in the office, free of charge. They can also be prepared using the fillable PDF (must be opened in Adobe Reader to function properly- see instructions). Returns must be mailed or faxed to the tax office. We do not support electronic filing. The tax office will accept personal checks, money orders, cash, ACH payments (see form below) and Visa, Master Card, or Discover Card in the office. Credit cards and ACH payments can also be made on the internet using the U S Bank payment system.
In April, the tax office will have extended hours as shown below. Please contact the tax office at (440) 988-4212 if you have any questions.
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.
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.