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City Hall Elevator Closed through end of February

Due to necessary repairs, the elevator at City Hall will be closed until the end of February. Please consult the calendar on the City website for information on meeting location changes, as most meetings have been moved to accommodate those who may need an accessible location. For questions or for assistance with accessibility for City [...]


Columbus Area Bicentennial Committee Logo Design Contest

The Columbus Area Bicentennial Steering Committee today announced it is hosting a design contest to develop the official logo for the upcoming 2021 Bicentennial Anniversary.  The committee seeks designers to showcase their professional talents and create a visual showpiece for the Columbus Area Bicentennial. Design proposals should incorporate the history and development of the City [...]


See the 2019 City Christmas Tree Installation

See the 2019 City Christmas tree's arrival and installation at City Hall on November 20, 2019. Thanks to Frank's Tree Service and all the City employees who helped with the installation, as well as the Smith family for their donation of this year's tree.


City Breaks Ground on Long Awaited Railroad Overpass

A project nearly four years in the making is now a reality after city, state and railroad officials broke ground on November 4, 2019 for an estimated $35 million railroad overpass on Columbus’ west side. The new overpass and cloverleaf interchange on the west side at State Road 46 and State Road 11 will allow [...]


City of Columbus Forms Columbus Bicentennial Commission

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop is pleased to announce the formation of the City of Columbus Bicentennial Commission. The team is charged with organizing the commemoration of the City’s bicentennial in 2021 in ways that best fit and honor our past residents, current residents, businesses, guests, and all who have been touched by the City of [...]


Back to School Safety: Be Aware!

Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Wednesday, August 7. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, especially during early morning hours, as kids will be walking, biking and waiting at bus stops in neighborhoods.


Regular Hours Resume August 5

City offices observing summer hours will resume their normal hourly schedule on August 5 and will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  During the summer months, several City offices observed modified hours. If you are planning to contact or visit a particular City department, check their hours on the City website, as [...]


Columbus Animal Care Services Seeking Foster Families for Pets in Need

Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS) is in need of volunteers to serve as foster families for animals who currently reside at the facility. Needs include foster homes for cats (newborns (bottle babies), older kittens, mama cats with babies and adult cats) andspecial needs dogs (older, recovering from surgery or waiting for transport). As part of [...]


Columbus Transit Rider App Now Available

Riders of the ColumBus fixed route system are now able to track the location of the buses on the routes, get real time arrival updates, and navigate the transit system via a new website,  www.columbusindianatransit.com, by texting “COLUMBUSIN” AT 41411, by calling (812) 565-5148 or by downloading our app “ColumBUS Transit” from the Google Play [...]


City Summer Hours begin June 3

Several City offices will observe Summer Hours beginning Monday, June 3.  Summer Hours will be Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. The City of Columbus Mayor's office, Community Development, Planning Department, Human Rights, Transit, Police, Fire, Columbus City Utilities and Columbus Parks and Recreation Department will continue to observe their regular hours of [...]