City of Oberlin services remain operational. The City of Oberlin has restricted public access to City facilities until further notice.  Only the Oberlin Police Department will remain accessible to the public at this time, and any visitors to the Oberlin Police Department are required to wear a face covering when entering the facility, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

In-person business may still be conducted for certain City services by appointment only

Please use the information below to find out how to contact the appropriate City department to schedule an appointment or to conduct business online or over the phone.

Utilities/Finance Department:

  • If you need assistance in paying your residential utility bill due to the effects of the Coronavirus, please contact Oberlin Community Services at 440-774-6579 – More information regarding the Oberlin Caring Fund is in the “Assistance” section of the webpage
  • If you are a commercial, non-profit or other non-residential utility customer and need to make alternative payment arrangements for your City of Oberlin utility bill, please contact the Finance Director at or 440-775-7210
  • Click here for online utility bill payment
  • Drop off utility bill payments in the drive-up drop box in the City Hall parking lot (next to the mailbox) or in the drop box next to the south entrance of the Utility Office at 69 S. Main Street
  • Call 440-775-7211 or 440-775-7214 for utility billing questions

Police Department:

  • Pay parking citation fines by mailing payment to Oberlin Police Department – 85 S. Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
  • Send public records requests via email to
  • Civilian fingerprints and solicitor permits are not being processed at this time
  • Call 440-774-1061 for questions

Fire Department:

  • Permit applications are available online HERE
  • Send public records requests via email to
  • Smoke Detectors are still available by calling 440-774-3211 Ext. 0
  • Call 440-774-3211 Ext. 0 for questions

Human Resources Department:

  • Please obtain job applications for open positions online HERE
  • Call 440-775-7205 or email for questions

Planning & Development/Building:

  • Call 440-775-7182

Recreation Office:

  • Call 440-775-7254

Oberlin Municipal Light & Power System/Electric Department:

  • Call 440-775-7260

Public Works:

  • Call 440-775-7218

Westwood Cemetery:

  • Call 440-774-2820

City Manager’s Office:

  • Call 440-775-7206

Law Department/Prosecutor’s Office:

  • Call 440-774-8519

City Council/ Clerk of Council’s Office :

  • Call 440-775-7203