Residents

Your elected officials are working each day to build the best city in the nation to live, work and raise a family. Read about the initiatives under way in economic development, education and neighborhood improvement.

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther The Mayor leads the administrative branch of government. The primary duties of the Mayor are to act as chief conservator of the peace; to supervise the administration of the city; and to ensure the enforcement of the city's ordinances. Departments and divisions are assigned administrative responsibilities to deliver a variety of public services.  - learn more

Columbus City Council City Council is the legislative branch of the city with the responsibility of adopting annual operating and capital budgets, city contracts that exceed $20,000 or $100,000 if authorized from a Universal Term Contract, and enacting the Columbus City Codes. In addition to its fiscal control and regulatory authority, City Council establishes land use policy through its zoning powers.

Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr The City Attorney serves as the city's chief legal officer and thus directs its legal branch. The City Attorney is the legal adviser and counsel for the city, its elected officials, officers and departments in matters relating to their official duties. The City Attorney also prosecutes or defends all lawsuits for and in behalf of the city. Columbus City Attorney

Columbus City Auditor Hugh J.Dorrian The Auditor is the city's chief accounting officer. This office maintains the city's financial records, including receipts, disbursements, assets and liabilities of the city. This branch of government also oversees the collection of city income taxes. - learn more

Clerk of Court Lori M. Tyack The Mission of the Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk of Court's Office is to accurately maintain, safeguard and store all Court documents as well as collect and disburse all monies as directed by legal mandates. Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk

The Franklin County Municipal Court Judges The Court shall, in a fair, accessible, effective and efficient manner, resolve disputes; and in so doing shall interpret and apply the law consistently and impartially to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitutions of the State of Ohio and the United States of America. The Franklin County Municipal Court Judges:

Public Records It is the policy of the City of Columbus that all non-exempt public records are to be promptly and reasonably made available, upon request, for inspection or copying, to any person at all reasonable times during regular business hours.

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