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EXCITING NEWS!  You may now pay your Village of South Amherst water bills, income tax payments, cemetery payments, or recreation registration fees right here on our village website just by clicking the "Pay Now" button below.  This will take you to our payment website to set up your bank account information to utilize this feature.  If you have any questions, please call us at 440-986-2222.  This is a new feature for us, and we hope that you find this helpful.  To pay your bill, simply click the "Pay Now" button below. 


One Call Now system

The Village of South Amherst has a calling program used to notify residents of emergencies and different events going on in town. If we have your current contact information entered into the system, it makes several attempts to call the numbers that are entered. It even creates a report to say who got the call, if it left a message, or the number of times it tried to reach someone.

In the past, the South Amherst Water Dept. has posted messages on the water bills asking for information to be updated.

We do have future plans for projects and emergencies may come up that you or your family need to know about.

There are many ways you can provide your contact information. You may call 440-986-7491, list it on your water bill when submitting a payment, go to our website and enter an email message, or stop in and see us. We would be happy to assist you.

Some residents have opted out unknowingly or don't take the call because it is an 877 area code. Some residents have not provided contact information. We have this calling system to provide service to our residents and would appreciate your help in providing current phone numbers or if your number changes calling in to update information.

We can call multiple number per household. So if you have multiple cell phones and or a house phone, you may want to make sure we have them all.

I hope this information is helpful. We look forward to hearing from you.


Lorain County Emergency Notification System
Lorain County has an emergency noticication system that is available for you to sign up for at  Once you get to their page, there is a link for the application on the left side of the screen under the category of "Programs, Initiatives, & Partnerships.  You will be able to sign up for emergency notifications for more than just the Village of South Amherst.  You will also be able to choose the method of notification.

Pride Day is May 20st, 2017-  

We will have a dumpster at Town Hall.  Further information to follow.

Village Wide Garage Sale August 12th, 2017.

The South Amherst Village Council would like to invite the community to participate in our annual garage sale.  The date of the sale is August 12th, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM.  No permit is necessary for the residents for this date.  If you are having your sale for any other day, a gargage sale permit will be required.  The cost is $5.00.

This year, you do not need to register your address.  Any questions may be addressed to David Leshinski, Chairperson at 440-986-6640.   


Department of Commerce shares Cable TV FAQS
The Department of Commerce would like to share some important information about Cable television companies.  They have provided the flyer attached.

2016 Annual Financial Report has been completed and is available for inspection at the Office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer at 103 West Main St, S Amherst Ohio 44001

 Contractor Registration -2017

Effective June 2011, all contractors doing work in the Village of South Amherst must be registered to do work in the Village of South Amherst.  Click here for 2017 application and requirements. You may drop your application and required documents off at the South Amherst Townhall at 103 W Main St, South Amherst Ohio.  There is a $50.00 registration fee for the first year and $35.00 for every year after.

Tree Limb/Branch Pick-up

Tree limbs and branches will be picked up the first week of each month at the curb.

Leaf Pickup
The 2017 leaf pick up schedule will be announced later this year.  However, we will follow the same process with the brown bags as last year.  This year the village will provide you with 5 bags, which can be picked up at townhall with proper identification.  The brown bags are available at many retail stores such as Lowes or Home Depot.  The village crew will be around to pick up your bags starting the middle of November.

Please feel free to call 440-986-8221, if you have any questions.

2017 Dumpster Days

Springl Dumpster Days will be Friday, May 5th, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Fall Dumpster Days will be Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Please bring your water bill or driver's license to show proof of residence in the Village. We cannot take tires, paint, or construction material.  We will take appliances that use Freon; however, they must be tagged that the Freon has been removed.  We will also take batteries.

Items such as yard waste, clothing, light bulbs including Christmas lights, wood, chains, garden hoses, shredded paper, car parts (especially brake rotors, pots and pans,polystyrene(stryafoam) & aluminum foil may all be taken.  None of these items should be placed in your green recycle containers.  As of 2013, Republic Services has new equipment and these items cannot be processed as recycleable material.

The county also has a drive in site at 540 S. Abbe Rd in Elyira, Ohio that takes a variety of items.  For more information call 1-800-449-5463.

Republic Waste is the company that handles the Village of South Amherst trash removal
To get trash service, call 1-800-433-1309.  The village participates in a recycling program where residence are assigned one blue container for trash and one green container for recycable material from Republic Waste.  They can take newspapers, magazines, junk mail, milk and juice containers, beverage containers (empty)-aluminum, glass, plastic #1-#7 (detergent bottles, etc), and metal. 

They also have a bulk pick-up on the first trash day of the month.  Items that you can put out then are yard waste, clothing, light bulbs including Christmas lights, wood, chains, garden hoses, shredded paper, car parts (especially brake rotors, pots and pans,polystyrene(stryafoam) & aluminum foil.

 Village Requirements

Please keep in mind that the Village follows the Ohio State Residence Building and Electrical Codes.

The Village requires permits for landscape and grading and for tapping into the storm sewers.

Please contact Mayor Leshinski  at (440-986-8221) for tapping into the storm sewers.

Please contact Townhall staff to apply for permits for building, landscape, grading & zoning at (440)986-2202.

Sidewalk Maintenance

If you have a sidewalk in front of your property, you are required to keep the sidewalks in repair and free from snow, ice or any nuisance.  (ORC 723.011)

All sidewalks must be maintained in a safe and passable manner.  Elevations between stone slabs or concrete sections shall not vary by more than one (1) inch.

When a driveway is of loose stone or gravel, said stone or gravel shall not cover the sidewalk.  A through sidewalk must be maintained through the driveway and must meet sidewalk requirements as set forth in Ord. 660.

If you would like to read the Ordinances with regard to sidewalks, please follow the link to Walter Drane Company under the Related Links section of the Village web site.

If you have questions regarding your sidewalk, please contact Randy Riley, Zoning Inspector, at (440) 986-2202.