Building & Zoning Department


at 440-986-1061 or [email protected]

Messages will be returned within 1 business day

Chapter 13 Building codes have been revised and approved as of 11/12/2018. You may view the Building Ordinance by going to the Related Links page and click on the following Walter H. Drane Co. Codified Ordinance.

You can print out a residential building permit form here. You can print out a commercial building permit form here. The fees related to each permit is determinded after the application has been submitted.


Laurie Beran

Phone: (440) 986-1061
Email: [email protected]

Building Official

Bill DiFucci

Contractor's Permit

All contractors doing work in the Village of South Amherst must be registered to do work within the village. Click here for the permit 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 $75.00 registration fee for the first year and $50.00 for renewal.


Zoning Inspector - please call Village Hall (440) 986-1061.

Please see our Walter H. Drane Co. Codified Ordinances on our related links page.

Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 4th Wednesday of the month as needed at 7:00 p.m.

For a zoning map for the Village of South Amherst, click here.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Request Form

Zoning permits are required for:
  • new construction
  • alteration or additions
  • driveways
  • patios
  • side walks
  • fences
  • decks
  • swimming pools
  • signs
  • garage
  • accessory buildings
  • driveway pipes

For any questions regarding the Building or Zoning Department please email [email protected] or call (440) 986-1061.