News / Events

The Financial Report for the Village of South Amherst for 2017 has been completed.  The Report is available for inspection as of March 1, 2018 at the Fiscal Officer's Office at 103 West Main Street during normal business hours. 
Michelle Henke, Fiscal Officer.

The Village of South Amherst Centennial Picnic
The Village of South Amherst has turned 100!  In celebration of our centennial, the village will be hosting a Community Picnic on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  For anyone who is interested in helping plan the event our next meeting is April 5th at 7 p.m. or contact Laurie at

Free help for Village taxes
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 & Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M., Peck and Peck Public Accounts will be at the South Amherst Village Hall to prepare your Village local taxes.  You may also visit Peck & Peck at their office for them to prepare your Village taxes.  No appointment necessary,  This service is free for local village taxes only.

Please refer to the Taxes page for detailed information and 2018 forms.

2018 Dumpster Days
Springl Dumpster Days will be April 13-14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall Dumspter Days will be October 12-13 from 8 a.m. - 4 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.

Pride Day Saturday, May 19, 2018  
Once again, the village will be participating in the Lorain County Pride Day.  If you or a group would like to help clean up around the village we will have opportunities at the town hall and the community park from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The village also, encourages other organizations and community members to take pride in their own neighborhoods on that day.  There will be a dumpster at town hall.  

The Police Department will be collecting unused medication at Town Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Village Wide Garage Sale
The date has been set for Saturday,
 August 11, 2018.  Permits may be abtained at town hall for a $5.00 registration fee.

South Amherst Historical Society kicked off the year with the Centennial Dance!
The SAHS started the centennial year off by having a dance at the South Ridge Hall (formerly the American Legion) on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  For pictures of the event and further information on the South Amherst Historical Society, visit them on Facebook.


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 2018 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.

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 Town Hall 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.

REMEMBER!  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. 

To provide your contact information 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. Multiple numbers per household are acceptable to receive the emergency information.

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.

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.

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.