City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Open Government

The City of Upper Arlington is committed to connecting the public with the information they want and need to fully understand their local government. Use the links below to engage with the City, learn more about the City's finances, City Council policies and decisions and more.
Online Engagement 
Open Town Hall Open Town Hall
Contribute to online discussions about topics within Upper Arlington. Leave a post as a registered guest or anonymously for consideration by City officials.
opengov OpenGov
Explore the City's financial data (adapted from the CAFR and PAFR) in an interactive, user-friendly format. 
eNews City Insight eNews
Subscribe for a monthly update from the City as well as for topic based updates related to special projects.
Social Media

City Facebook and City Twitter
Like and Follow the City for daily service updates, event information, seasonal reminders and more. 

Financial Documents

City Budget
Biennially, the Finance & Administrative Services Department prepares the Municipal Services Program of Services Budget that details the City's budget by fund, department, operating and capital.

CAFR Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports
A complete set of the City's financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Report to the City for its CAFR for the past 28 years.

Popular Annual Financial Reports
Reader-friendly version of the CAFR. Details of how the City's revenue is generated, where dollars are spent, and how the local economy impacts Upper Arlington's overall financial status. The GFOA has awarded the City Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the past 10 years.


Capital Improvement Program
An on-going 10-year plan developed by the Engineering Division that prioritizes important infrastructure improvements and facility upgrades to address UA's aging underground infrastructure needs, such as waterlines and sewers, surface roads (including curbs and gutters), bridges, sidewalks and parks. 

City Publications and Outreach
Insight UA iNSIGHT
Quarterly newsletter from the City, Schools and Library sent directly to Upper Arlington households. Additional copies can be found at City buildings, local libraries, school offices, the Chamber office and other convenient locations or click the link to download pdf files.
Activity Guide Activity Guide
The Parks & Recreation Department produces three Activity Guides each year, packed with details of the many classes, programs, special events and sporting opportunities available to all ages.
Surveys Community Surveys
Resident opinions are key to ensuring the City is on track with the daily services we provide, to help us plan for the future, and as we determine how best to allocate public funds. The most effective way to obtain feedback that is statistically representative of the entire community is to undertake a broad-based survey process. Read about the most recent survey here.
SOC State of the City Address
Annual event showcasing the City's accomplishments from the prior year. Event also includes a Community Fair with representatives from the Upper Arlington's many civic organizations. 
General Information 
Charter City Charter
The City's Charter forms the foundation upon which the City is governed. The
Upper Arlington Charter was enacted in 1919. Several amendments have been made to this document over the years, including a comprehensive review and revision by the 1997-1998 Charter Review Commission with electoral approval November 1998 and subsequent adoption.
City Code City Code, Ordinances
General and permanent ordinances of the City of Upper Arlington, Ohio enacted through City Council.
Elections Elections
Elections, general and special, are administered by the Franklin County Board of Elections. Visit their website at to register to vote, look up your voting location, to learn about upcoming elections and more.
Taxes Tax Rates
Details of local taxes collected through the Regional Income Tax Authority of Ohio, including income tax, property tax and sales tax.
PRR Public Record Requests
The City maintains many records that are used in the administration and operation of the City. In accordance with state law and the Upper Arlington Records Commission, the City follows
Schedules of Records Retention that identify these records. Learn how to make a request by following the links on the left. 
Police Beat Reports

Police Beat Activity Reports
Crime reports and statistics specific to Upper Arlington.

City Council Information
Agendas Meetings: Agendas & Minutes
City Council meets in regular session on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road, at 7:30 p.m. Council Conference Sessions are scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road, at 7:30 p.m. Search agendas and minutes by using the links on the left.
Council Rules Council Rules and Procedures
Document outlining the meeting rules and procedures for City Council.