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.


Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 10:00 am. Line up will be at 9:00 am from the corner of Washington and Cleveland Street to Amherst Steel High School. A short memorial service will be held at the Cleveland Street cemetery at 9:55 am.

The parade route begins at Washington Avenue and the participants will march south to Forest Street then west on Park Avenue to the Five Points. Once the band gets to City Hall, the parade will halt for a brief ceremony for the comfort of and in honor and respect of our Veterans.  Then, the parade will continue marching toward City Hall.  For more information, or to participate in the parade, please call (440) 714-1213. This event is to honor all of our veterans.  Political campaigning during the parade is discouraged.

City Offices Closed Monday, May 30th

All city offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.   The offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Pool Passes on Sale May 2nd!

Beginning May 2nd, passes for the Anna Mohr Schmauch pool at Maude Neiding Park will be sold in the Treasurer's Office located at 480 Park Avenue. Passes cannot be purchased online or over the phone.  The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  

The name, address and age (if under 18) of each member must be provided in order to issue a pass.  The office accepts Visa, Mastercard or Discover, cash or check.   For more information about our city pool see the Parks and Recreation page.    

 2016 Pool Pass Rates

Transfer Station Open
The Transfer Station located on Pyle South Amherst Road will be open on each Wednesday and Saturday beginning April through November. Hours of operation are Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. 
The cost for yard waste disposal for Amherst City residents is $5.00 per cubic yard. Amherst residents should be prepared to show proof of residency.  For more information, please call 800-433-1309.
Fire Hydrant Testing

The Amherst Fire Department will be doing fire hydrant testing throughout the spring and summer months.  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 Fire Department at 988-4117 or Utilities Department at 988-4224.

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.