Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

City Ordinances, Zoning Map, & Permits

City Ordinances

City of Aurora Code Ordinances are now available online at the link below. If you need additional information, or have specific questions call 812-926-1777.

City Ordinances Website Dearborn County Website

Aurora Zoning Map

Aurora Zoning Map
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Aurora Historic Map

Aurora Historic Distric Map
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Permit Forms

Permit Fees

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Board of Zoning Appeals Application

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Complaint Form

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Fairs, Festivals, & Special Events Permits

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Certificate of Appropriateness Application

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Improvement Location Permit (minor improvements)

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Improvement Location Permit (major improvements)

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Notice of Tort Claim Filing Procedures

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Preliminary Plat Review (Land Divisions)

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Request For Floodplain Analysis & Regulatory Assessment

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Sign, Banner, & Awning Permit

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Sign Improvement Permit

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Site Plan Review

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Zone Map Amendments (Rezones)

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New Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Aurora is pleased to announce that as of June 2015, the Dearborn County Planning Commission, through an interlocal agreement, will become the designated Enforcement Officer and enforcement authority for the City’s Code of Ordinances and applicable Indiana Statutes related to zoning, planning and unsafe buildings.

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