The the Finance Department provides residents with timely and accurate accounting of the City's receipts and disbursements.

Fire Department

The Oberlin Fire Department provides fire-rescue services to the City of Oberlin and New Russia Township.


Housing Market Study information is available here.

Human Resources

Human Resources provides leadership in the implementation of a sound personnel system to serve the community.

Law Director

The Law Director serves as attorney and counsel for the City and for all its officers as well as serves as City Prosecutor.


A community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility created by the local residents in 1934 and serves over 3,000 customers.

Planning & Development

The Planning and Development Department manages the development process: from planning to zoning to building.

Police Department

The Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community through the protection of life and property.

Public Works

The Public Works Department maintains the City's infrastructure through the coordinated efforts of six divisions.


The mission of the City of Oberlin Recreation and Parks division is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the community.

Office of Sustainability

The City of Oberlin is committed to reducing community wide greenhouse gas emissions below zero, while striving to balance the environmental social and economic interests of the Oberlin community.