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City of Oberlin Services are Still Operational

Public access restrictions to City facilities have been lifted. However, 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.


Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 30th at 10:00am

The parade starts at Eastwood Elementary School and ends at Langston Middle School.

 Oberlin High School Marching Band  Cider, Donuts, & Treats  Magician  Balloon Animals

Head downtown after the parade to trick-or-treat at the downtown businesses from 12:30pm-2:00pm
Don’t forget to stop by City Hall to get treats from Oberlin Police Officers & Firefighters!


Sunday, October 31st

While there is no such thing as zero risk, if you choose to participate in Trick-or-Treat this year, please consider the following to help keep our community safe:

For Parents/Guardians:
  • Have children wash hands before eating treats.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and a flashlight.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
    For Trick-or-Treaters:
    • Design and wear a cloth face covering.
    • Wear reflective clothing.
    • Only walk on sidewalks, or on the far edge of the road, facing traffic.
    If Giving Out Treats:
    • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer often - even if you’re wearing gloves
    • Wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth
    • Keep your distance when giving out treats & avoid having kids grab treats from a bowl.

    2021 Leaf Collection

    Curbside leaf collection will begin the week of October 25th and will continue until a majority of the leaves are picked up or until there is a substantial snowfall.

    Please rake leaves to the curb lawn ONLY and not into the street.

    Yard Waste Collection Continues

    As a reminder, residents may continue to dispose of all other yard waste, including grass clippings, weeds, and other non-woody plant materials, through the regular yard waste collection program. Yard waste is collected on Mondays through November 29, excluding holidays, and collections must be scheduled in advance. All yard waste must be bagged in biodegradable yard waste bags and placed on the curb lawn for collection. To schedule a yard waste pick-up, please call the Public Works Department at 440-775-7218 by the preceding Sunday and provide your name, address and phone number. Voicemails containing this information are acceptable.

    Keep track of refuse/recycling, leaf, yard waste and brush collection schedules with the
    Oberlin Refuse & Recycling Mobile App! Available in the App Store & Google Play
    Download Today!
    Questions? Contact the Oberlin Public Works Department:

    City Board/Commission Vacancies

    The City of Oberlin is accepting applications from Oberlin residents interested in serving on City boards or commissions, for terms beginning January 1, 2022. Interested applicants may apply online HERE, or obtain a paper application from the Clerk of Council’s Office (85 S. Main Street).

    Applications are due by Monday, November 8, 2021 at 4:30pm.

    For more information, please contact Clerk of Council Belinda Anderson:

    Daylight Saving Time Ends

    The Oberlin Fire Department would like to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Saving Time ends on November 7th. The Oberlin Fire Department also offers FREE smoke detectors and battery replacement to those residents who need them.

    For more information or to request a smoke detector/battery replacement, please contact the Oberlin Fire Department:

    Plastic Bag Swap

    In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City of Oberlin will hold a Plastic Bag Swap:

    Monday, November 15th
    3:00pm - 5:30pm
    Oberlin IGA
    (331 East Lorain Street)

    Bring 3 or more plastic shopping bags to IGA and we'll swap them out for a FREE reusable shopping bag!

    For more information, contact Oberlin Recycling Coordinator Lori Sprosty:

      National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    The Oberlin Police Department will host its bi-annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Police Department lobby (85 South Main Street). This event provides the community with a means to safely and responsibly dispose of unused/unwanted/expired prescription medications.

    If you miss the event, prescription medications can also be disposed of through the self-serve drop-box available 24/7 in the Police Department lobby.

    For more information, contact the Oberlin Police Department:

    2021 General Election

    The 2021 General Election will take place on November 2nd and Early Voting begins October 5th.

    In-Person Early Voting will take place at the Lorain County Board of Elections (1985 N. Ridge Road East - Lorain, OH). To request an Absentee Ballot, visit or contact the Board of Elections at 440-326-5900. Ballots may be returned by mail or dropped off at the Board of Elections.

    Information regarding candidates and issues on the 2021 General Election ballot, as well as where to find your polling place is available online or by contacting the Lorain County Board of Elections: