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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 21st, 2016-  

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

Village Wide Garage Sale August 13th, 2016.

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 8th, 2015 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.

You did not need to register your address; however if you registered,your address appears on our map.  Registrations were due back to Town Hall by July 25th, 2016.  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.

2013 Annual Financial Report has been completed and is available for inspection at the Office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer at 103 West Main St

 Contractor Registration -2016

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 to get a 2016 application and the requirementst.  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 $35.00 registration fee for the first year and $25.00 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

Due to certain circumstances, we have made changes to leaf pick up.  Rather than discontinue leaf pick up, we came up with a soultion to help you in your fall clean up.  Click here for a printable schedule.  You may also find this information on the village Facebook page.  We will also have a flyer at Piggy's with the schedule of pick up.

You may put up to six garbage bags of leaves out for Republic/BFI on the bulk pick up day, which is the first Wednesday of each month.  The villag crew will be around to pick up leaves that are in the brown recycle leaf bags on 11/11, 11/12, 11/18, 11/19, 11/23, & 11/24.  The 24th of November will be the last day the village crew will pick up brown bags.  The brown bags are available at many retail stores such as Lowes or Home Depot.

Please feel free to call 440-986-2222, if you have any questions.

2016 Dumpster Days

Springl Dumpster Days will be Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Fall Dumpster Days will be Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 8th, 2016 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 Becker  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.