Effective today, Wednesday March 18, 2020, Amherst Township’s Offices and Road Department will be CLOSED to the general public. In an effort to follow the recommendations of the Lorain County Public Health Department, we feel it is important to take this step in an effort to reduce the potential of community spread. All offices will remain staffed. The Roads Department will remain staffed and will continue to provide all services which include maintaining roads, bridges, roadside drainage, and storm sewers among other things.
During this closure, we ask that ALL COMMUNICATION with Senior Services, Zoning, Fiscal Officer, and/or the Road Department be done via phone, mail, or email. A list of emails and phone numbers is provided on the "CONTACT" tab of this website.
Should a resident or contractor need to apply for a permit, they can be viewed and printed from our website. They are located under the "ZONING > PERMITS & APPLICATIONS" tab. We ask that completed permits be mailed, emailed, faxed (440-988-5877) or placed in the green wooden box outside the Administrative Office door. Payments (checks only) may be sent via mail. The drop box may be used for permit applications, architectural plans, packets, or any other material to be dropped off to any of the Amherst Township offices/departments.
Trustee Meetings are open to the public. Face Masks are REQUIRED, temperatures will be taken upon entry, hand sanitizer is available, and social distancing measures will be practiced. The public meeting is limited to not more than 10 at a time. If there are more than 10 we will ask you to wait in your car until someone leaves and the number falls below 10 . Please use the Township Hall entrance.
We appreciate your understanding during this time.
Should you have any questions please call our office at 440-988-5894 Ext 101.
Amherst Township Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 3, 2021
at 7:00 pm, at the Amherst Township Hall located at 7530 Oberlin Road, Elyria.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider an Area Variance request on 5857 Oberlin Road in Amherst Township (PP#05-00-061-104-013).
A copy of this application is available for public inspection at the Township Hall.
Parking is prohibited on all township streets and highways in Amherst Township during a snow emergency, which may be declared when snowfall exceeds 2 inches or severe snow or ice condition exists.
A fine for violation of this resolution will be $50 if paid within seven days of the violation and $100 if paid more than seven days of the violation.
To avoid having your vehicle towed or ticketed, residents are asked not to park on the street when the snow exceeds 2 inches.
Hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
April 15th - Thursday
April 16th - Friday
April 17th - Saturday
Please note: NO TIRES!
NO PROPANE TANKS!