Building & Zoning Department

BEFORE YOU BUILD - CALL TOWNHALL AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS TO THE BUILDING & ZONING DEPARTMENT! 

For the summer - the department will be open on Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays.

BUILDING
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.

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 2019 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 every year after.

Effective 11/12/2019, the initial contractor registration fee will be $75.00 and renewal fee will be $50.00.

 

ZONING
Zoning Inspector - please call village hall 440-986-2202 option 5.

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 6:30 p.m.

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

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

Questions
For any questions regarding the Building or Zoning Department please email samherstclerk@gmail.com  or call (440)986-2202 ext. 5