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Welcome to Village of South Amherst

Home of World's Largest Sandstone Quarries

South Amherst is a quaint little village of 1581 residents, 683 homes, ten businesses and six churches in Lorain County, Ohio.  South Amherst is nestled between the City of Amherst to the North and the City of Oberlin to the South, and is about 30 miles west of the City of Cleveland.

South Amherst is home to the world’s largest sandstone quarry  --  Buckeye Quarry.

The Village has a Volunteer Fire Department, a part-time Police Department, South Amherst Community Park which has a walking path and pavilion for your convenience.  Evergreen Cemetery is located within the Village and is run by the Village Cemetery Board.

The Village Town Hall is usually open  Monday through Friday.  We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  There may be times during work hours that the office is closed while the clerk is out taking care of Village business.  If you need to come in outside of the scheduled hours, please call 440-986-2222 to schedule an appointment.


South Amherst is a member of the Firelands Local Schools, consisting of Firelands Elementary School, South Amherst Middle School, and Firelands High School – home of the Falcons.

There is a link to the Firelands Local Schools web site on our “Links” tab.  There is also a link to Lorain County Joint Vocational Schools under the same tab.

Lets Talk Trash

The Village of South Amherst Administration is considering whether we should apply to join the Lorain County Solid Waste Consortium and need as much information about our resident Republic bills as possible.  This change would impact every household, so we are trying to determine whether more residents will benefit from a change than will not.  

Please fill out this survey with as much information as your are comfortable to help us make a good assessment.  All the information to the questions below can be found on your quarterly Republic bill.  

Click here to take survey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Trash pickup
  • Trash pickup is on Wednesdays. Trash containers may be placed roadside no sooner than 12 p.m. the day before trash collection and must be removed by 12 p.m. the day after trash collection.
  • Bulk trash days for 2023 are as follows:
    • January 18
    • February 22
    • March 22
    • April 19
    • May 17
    • June 21
    • July 19
    • August 23
    • September 20
    • October 18
    • November 22
    • December 20
  • Please note same rule applies for bulk trash -may not be placed curbside until 12 p.m. the day before.
Recycling Guide
What bills can I pay online?

Income Tax, Permits (Building, Contractor, Zoning, Park, Rummage), Water, Mayor's Court Citations.