Welcome to Amherst Township

Welcome to Amherst Township

Welcome to Amherst Township Welcome to Amherst Township Welcome to Amherst Township

7530 Oberlin Road

Elyria, OH 44035

Trustee Meetings 

Open to the Public on the 2nd and 4th Tues each month at 7:00 PM 


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 scheduled for April 14 and 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm will still be held.   We will update the public should this change.  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.


Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney announces the detour of West Ridge Road northbound traffic,

between Dellefield Road and Middle Ridge Road, due to the improvement and signalization

of the Middle Ridge Road/West Ridge Road intersection.

The detour will be in effect beginning 8:00 am Monday, March 23, 2020

through 5:00 pm Friday, May 22, 2020, weather permitting.

township notices

♦ CANCELLED!! - "DUMPSTER DAYS": April 23rd, 24th, 25th of 2020

After consulting with the Lorain County Public Health District, Amherst Township has decided to CANCEL Dumpster Days scheduled for April 23, 24, and 25, 2020.  The safety of our residents and employees is of the utmost importance.  The next scheduled Dumpster Days will be October 1,2, and 3.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

♦ Next "DUMPSTER DAYS": October 1st, 2nd, 3rd of 2020

Hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

            October 1st - Thursday

            October 2nd - Friday

            October 3rd - Saturday

Please note:  NO TIRES!

                           NO FREON!

                           NO PROPANE TANKS!


Currently there are no transient vendors registered in Amherst Township.

For more information, go to "Resolutions" on the drop-down menu and scroll down to resolution #9:

    "9 - Regulation and Registration of Transient Vendors"



Sheriff Phil Stammitti is excited to be joining the "Neighbors by Ring" App in efforts to reduce crime in our Community.

This app will allow the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office to inform the community of real-time crime and safety events so you can always stay informed.  The "Neighbors by Ring" App also allows you, the user, to "see something - share something" directly with the Sheriff’s Office.  The user has to provide permission to the Sheriff's Office through the app for the video.  At no time will the Sheriff's Office be able to monitor live feeds from the users' device.

You do not need Ring devices to participate; anyone with any camera system can upload content to the "Neighbors" App!  The Sheriff's Office is encouraging every one of you to spread the word out to the community about the "Neighbors" App.  To download please text "stay safe" to 555888

Remember if you see something, share something and report it to the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Should you have questions about the app, please contact Lt. Vansant at 440-329-3880