Public Works

Please note the Public Works Office will be closing at 12:00 noon on December 22, 2017 and the office will also be closed on Monday December 25, 2017 for the Christmas holiday.

The Transfer Station will be closed on December 23, 2017 for the Christmas Holiday.

Public Works


To provide oversight and coordination of the functional areas of the Public Works Department, thus, allowing the department to provide the best possible product to the citizens of Amherst and those using the infrastructure of the Town.


The Amherst Public Works Department is responsible for all the Town's infrastructure maintenance and construction. Service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Sewer Issues:
If you are experiencing a sewer issue during Office Hours, please call the Public Works Department at 413-259-3050, ext. 0.  If it is after hours or a holiday. please call the Amherst Police Department at 413-259-3000.

Construction Permits

The Town of Amherst requires permits for all new sewer or water connections as well as driveways, drainage connections, and water or sewer repairs. 

You can now print out the permit and have it completed before you come into the office, just click on the link below.

Town of Amherst Construction and Trench Permit