Public Works

Public Works

Sand Now Available

Starting December 2nd, 2016, sand will be available at the Public Works Department at 586 South Pleasant Street, and at the Transfer Station on Belchertown Road during operational hours.

The sand is not available in pickup truck or van load amounts. All sand shall be loaded into containers provided by the resident.


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