Public Notices

Committee of the Whole June 8, 2020

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE - Amherst town council's committee of the whole will hold a meeting on Monday, June 8, 2020, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The virtual meeting can be viewed at:         

Amherst seeking members for Accessibility Advisory Committee

MEMBERS SOUGHT - The Town of Amherst is seeking members for its newly established Accessibility Advisory Committee. For full details, check below.

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Deck construction forms available online

DECK CONSTRUCTION FORMS - Folks planning on building a deck are required to fill out a form detailing how the deck is to be constructed. The form should accompany the request for a building permit that is sent into the town. The forms for either a detached deck or an unattached deck can be found at:

Police not enforcing dog licensing sections of bylaw

DOG LICENCE NOTICE - In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 and in the interests of ensuring the health, safety and security of the community, the Amherst Police Department will temporarily adjust enforcement of licensing sections of the Companion Animal Bylaw.

Under the bylaw, no person shall own, possess or harbour an unlicensed dog within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst.

Police officers and the animal control officer will not be enforcing the licensing section of the bylaw until further notice.

Cumberland Business Connector updates COVID-19 response

CUMBERLAND BUSINESS CONNECTOR - The Cumberland Business Connector has the latest information for Cumberland region businesses on the the COVID-19 pandemic. The information can be found on their website:

Organics collection

ORGANICS COLLECTION - The bi-weekly collection of organics (green bins) within the boundaries of the Town of Amherst resumed on Sept. 29, 2019. Materials must be placed out for collection on the same day your garbage is collected. Organics will NOT be collected on the days your recyclables are collected. 

Town hall hours

TOWN HALL HOURS - Amherst town hall is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 902-667-3352. 

2020-21 capital and operating budget available for viewing

OPERATING, CAPITAL BUDGETS - The report on the Town of Amherst’s 2020-21 general operating budget of $18,358,712 and capital budget of $3,505,883 can now be viewed online at  The Amherst Water Utility’s $2,242,216 operating budget and $753,000 capital budget are included in the report.