City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

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In 2012, the City launched UA Alerts, a mass notification system used to provide residents and businesses with quick, convenient updates on breaking emergency situations, crime and service updates. We will continue to provide this community service, but effective November 2015 we joined forces with Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security (FCEMHS) and transitioned to their ALERT Franklin County system.

To make this new and improved system a success, we are asking all residents and businesses to opt-in. Through ALERT Franklin County, you will be registered to receive severe weather and county-wide emergency notifications from FCEMHS. Upper Arlington is able to use this system for our own emergency and service notifications, much as we had with the UA Alerts system. For example, you can still register to receive the following types of updates from the City: 

  • Police Crime and Safety Alerts
  • Fire Division Alerts
  • Construction and Utility Updates
  • City Services and News Updates
  • Recreation and Events Updates

Like UA Alerts, you can set your account to receive voice messages, texts or emails, but this new system gives greater flexibility in choosing what type of communication works best for you, and it has the added component of allowing anyone who lives, works, travels through or has family or friends in Franklin County to register for updates.

Note that old accounts with UA Alerts cannot be transferred. All households and businesses registered with UA Alerts have been included in the system but they should still register with ALERT Franklin County to tailor their account and take advantage of the systems upgraded features.

Should you have questions or require assistance with updating or creating an account, please contact Megan Hoffman, Community Affairs Coordinator, by calling 583-5027 or emailing

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    The 2017 Community Survey process is complete and the report can be viewed here. Our thanks to all who participated.
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