The Town of Amherst seeks development and redevelopment within the Town that respects and promotes the heritage and appearance of the Town and maintains and improves the quality of life of its residents.
The Town of Amherst is guided in its physical development by its Comprehensive Plan. This document is supported by the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance, the Zoning and Future Land Use Map and the efforts of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals as well as the Town's Capital Improvement Program.
The Town Manager serves as the Town's Zoning Administrator and as such is responsible for administering the Town's planning and zoning programs. This includes issuing zoning permits, coordinating plan reviews, special use permit requests, and rezoning requests; serving as the clerk for the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission; and enforcing the provisions of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance.
Once all zoning issues are resolved, a zoning permit is issued. At this point an applicant is able to obtain other required permits (building permit, land disturbance permit, etc.) from the Amherst County Building Official (946-9302).
Links:Zoning Ordinance Zoning Map Flood Plain Maps (FEMA site) Instructions on How To Make a Firmette Town of Amherst Flood Plain Map Index ---> Forms Building Official's web site