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City of Oberlin Services are Still Operational

Public access restrictions to City facilities will be lifted on Monday, June 14, 2021. Residents may still choose to conduct City business via telephone or email.

For General Information:

Or click HERE to find out how to contact individual City Departments during this time.

City Buildings Open to the Public
♦ ♦ ♦ Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021 ♦ ♦ ♦

The City of Oberlin will once again allow the public to access City facilities during normal business hours, beginning June 14, 2021.  Members of the public may still choose to conduct City business online or over the phone.  The City appreciates members of the public who choose to visit City facilities adhering to the guidance and recommendations provided by the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health and Lorain County Public Health.

For those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it is recommended to:
Wear a Facial Covering Maintain Social Distancing Stay Home if You Feel Sick

As a reminder, City Hall (85 South Main Street) and "Old City Hall" (69 South Main Street) are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.  Some City offices have moved to a different building in the past year. Please see below for office locations.

City Hall

Clerk of Council's Office

Public Works Department
Public Works Administration
Recycling Coordinator
City Engineer
Engineering Technician
Storm Water Coordinator

"Old City Hall"

Utility/Finance Office

Recreation Office

Planning & Development Department
Building Division
Code Administration

City Manager's Office
City Manager
Human Resources Department
Communications Office
Sustainability Office

Rebates Available for Energy Efficient Upgrades

The City of Oberlin partners with Efficiency Smart to provide energy efficiency services, including the rebates listed below on qualifying appliance purchases.  Oberlin residents can also receive an ADDITIONAL rebate from the City of Oberlin through the Super Rebates Program!

Visit prior to purchasing to make sure your appliance purchase qualifies, as well as to apply for a rebate after purchasing.  Once you have applied for the Efficiency Smart Rebate, no further action is necessary to receive the Oberlin Super Rebate!

Questions? Contact City of Oberlin Sustainability Coordinator Linda Arbogast:

Independence Day Fireworks

The City of Oberlin is pleased to announce that there will be a fireworks display celebrating Independence Day this year.

Please join us
Sunday, July 4th Beginning at Dusk

Hamilton Recreation Complex
225 West Hamilton Street

(Rain Date: Monday, July 5th)

Limited parking will be available on the south side of Hamilton Street, facing west, and a portion of Hamilton Street will become a one-way street heading west prior to the fireworks display. Click HERE to view a map of the traffic plan.  For more information on the 2021 Independence Day Fireworks, please contact the Oberlin Recreation Office:

Vacation Home Checks

The Oberlin Police Department is pleased to offer Oberlin residents peace of mind while away on vacation or while property is vacant for an extended period of time through its Vacation/Vacant House Watch Program. When residents sign up for the program, OPD personnel will conduct routine checks of their property to ensure that their home is safe and secure, and will notify the resident of any issues.

For more information or to submit a request for Vacation/Vacant House Watch, contact the Oberlin Police Department:

City Construction Updates

It’s orange barrel season in Ohio! The City of Oberlin will have several construction projects going on throughout the summer months. To keep residents and businesses informed, updates on City construction projects are now available on the City’s website:

If you have specific questions on construction projects, please contact the Public Works Department directly:


Get Ready for Summer Activities!

After a difficult year, the City of Oberlin is ready to get back to planning summer activities for the community. Stay tuned for details on:

Summer Playground Program Outdoor Basketball Festival Family Fun Nights National Night Out

For more information, contact the Oberlin Recreation Office:

Bicycle Licensing

Ready to go on bike rides this summer? Don’t forget to get a bicycle license for your bike! Bicycle licenses assist in recovery of your bicycle should it become lost or stolen. Bicycle licenses are offered for FREE from the Oberlin Police Department. To obtain a license, you will need to complete a Bicycle Registration Form, which will include the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle, along with a list of identifiable parts. Forms are available online at or you may obtain the form at the  Oberlin Police Department any time.

For more information, contact the Oberlin Police Department:

Mosquito Control Program

The return of warmer weather also means the return of mosquitoes. As part of the City’s Mosquito Control Program, educational materials are available from the Public Works Department on the life cycle of mosquitoes, as well as suggestions to help reduce mosquito breeding.

Residents may also pick up Mosquito Control Briquettes for FREE from the Public Works Department. The briquettes work in standing water only and prevent mosquito larvae from maturing to adulthood. For educational materials and/or Mosquito Control Briquettes, visit the Public Works Department (85 S. Main Street) or call: