Dublin is a city of around 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, thousands of thriving businesses from start-ups to international corporations, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District.
Dublin also is known as a leader in municipal innovations, including tax increment financing, Dublink Broadband and green initiatives.
Dublin has long been recognized as a premier community, not only locally but also internationally. Home to some of Ohio’s largest corporations, including Cardinal Health, Quantum Health and United Healthcare, Dublin also is the headquarters of the Wendy’s Company, Nestle and OCLC.
Dublin’s diverse and sound economic base provides the foundation for the present and future stability of the City. The City’s continued economic vitality is the result of quality development, strategic planning and aggressive efforts to attract and retain high-quality commercial development.
All three high schools consistently rank among the top high schools in the country. With an average ACT score of 25.6, Dublin City Schools is the the #1 ranked district in Central Ohio, #3 in Ohio and #57 in the nation, according to school rating website niche.com. With 25 institutes of higher learning in Central Ohio, including Ohio University at Dublin, Columbus State’s Dublin Regional Learning Center and The Ohio State University in nearby Columbus, the region offers a pipeline to 115,000 college students and 20,000 annual graduates.
Dublin’s largest source of funding is income tax revenues, which are allocated 75 percent to the General Fund and 25 percent to the Capital Improvements Program (CIP). Dublin’s healthy tax base provides the resources necessary to keep pace with the city’s growth and underwrite the high quality of life enjoyed by Dublin’s corporate and residential citizens.
The CIP establishes a fiscally sound plan for Dublin’s future investment in capital infrastructure and provides financial guidelines that identify available revenue sources, debt capacity and policy for projecting revenues and designating reserves to be maintained.
Dublin’s fiscally sound stewardship has earned the City the highest available bond ratings – AAA from Moody’s Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings – a distinction carried by approximately three percent of rated cities nationwide.
These ratings reflect the cooperative efforts of private citizens, civic leaders, government officials and business representatives. Such widespread commitment to the community ensures that Dublin will remain one of the most desirable suburbs in Central Ohio and the Midwest.
In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.
JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.
The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.
We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.
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Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.
The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.
We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.
The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.
This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.
The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.
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Dublin, Ohio 43017
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Dublin, Ohio, 43017
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