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.


Lineman (Journeyman) Employment Notice
Public notice is hereby given for applications for a Lineman (Journeyman) for the City of Amherst, Ohio.
Skilled electrical work of the journeyman level in construction, maintenance and repair of overhead electrical distribution and transmission systems is needed to serve our municipality.
Qualified person must perform skilled and hazardous tasks in accordance with standard trade practices. Required to climb poles, work at moderate heights and frequently work with high tension wires under adverse weather conditions. Must have knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in electrical line construction and maintenance work.
Must possess a high school diploma/GED. A certified completion of lineman apprenticeship training with experience is a necessity. 
Qualified candidates can request an application through December 15, 2016 via email at mayor@amherstohio.org or in person at City of Amherst, 206 S. Main Street, Amherst, OH.  Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
The City of Amherst is an equal opportunity employer.
City Offices Closed for the Holidays

All city offices will be closed the following days for the Christmas and New Year Holidays:

  • Friday, December 23, 2016                             Have a Wonderful
  • Monday, December 26, 2016                                    Holiday Season!
  • Friday, December 30, 2016
  • Monday, January 2, 2017
Notice: Credit Card Service Fee

Due to increasing costs, the Treasurer's office  has contracted with a third-party processor to continue providing face-to-face credit card transactions.  This new service will allow the City to accept credit cards for utility payments in the Utilities Department office as well as the Treasurer's office.

Beginning September 1, 2016 all credit and debit card transactions will be subject to a third-party service fee of 2.45%.  (This fee is for credit and debit card transactions only and  will not be charged when using other forms of payment in City offices)

Amherst Joins OhioCheckbook.com

The City of Amherst has joined other Ohio cities, townships and school districts and posted their city finances on OhioCheckbook.com.  Auditor, David Kukucka says that "OhioCheckbook.com will enable the administration of Amherst to further communicate the importance of transparency to our residents. The site is a user-friendly tool for the community to view the City's spending, while utilizing technology to make information easily accessible for anyone."

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 E-Payments

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

            Income Tax Payment              Utility Payment                 Building Department 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.