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 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!
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:
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.
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).
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 new Amherst Image Book showcasing our beautiful city can be viewed online.
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.