Message from Mayor
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.
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City of Aurora
News & Events
City Reopening Plan
The City of Aurora continues assessing and preparing an adequate respond during the current global pandemic. With the community’s health and safety a top priority we must continue taking necessary precautions as this virus is still amongst us.
The decision to opening up services and events will depend on the City’s ability to adhere to the guidelines and mandates passed down from the State and Federal Government. To see an outline of how the City plans to begin reopening view the plan below.
Lowe's Donates Supplies
The City of Aurora would like to thank Lowe’s Home Center for their generous donation of gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and other items to help the City Street Department maintain services for the community and keep our employees safe and healthy.
COVID-19 Testing Event
Starting Wednesday, May 13– Wednesday, 8am - 7pm.
A mobile testing facility has been set up at the Lawrenceburg Community Center, 423 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Testing is free, but you MUST be an Indiana resident. Facility will maintain operation month to month depending on need.
You can register for testing by phone: 888-634-1116, or online by clicking link below. Will accept walk-ins.
Business Utility Credit &
New Executive Order
Main Street Aurora has graciously provided a $50.00 utility credit to 103 local businesses in Aurora. Additionally, a new state executive order to begin reopening businesses in Indiana has been put in place. To read the full press release click the button below.
Emergency Assistance Resources
The City of Aurora is experiencing a time of great need. Click the button below to go to a resource page where you can find assistance, and to support our local charities. Area resources range from food to rent and utility assistance.
Those who have been layed off due to coronavirus, or have otherwise had their employment/business be impacted due to the pandemic are encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Below are some links to resources that will get you started.
COVID-19 Emergency Response
City buildings and offices are now closed to the public, but will remain operational. The City urges everyone to follow guidelines of the State and Federal government, continue supporting our local businesses, and checking on family, neighbors, loved ones and those most vulnerable. We are all in this together.
If you have any questions please call City Hall for assistance, 812-926-1777.
Stay Up To Date In Aurora
We encourage all residents who would like to stay up to date on alerts within the City to register for REACH Alert. This service will send City notifications via email or text. These alerts may range from ribbon cuttings and expected road closures, to water boils and declared emergencies. Sign up today, it's FREE!
City Council met on March 9th to accept the Design Review Committee’s recommendation for the Facade Improvement Matching Grant program. The City is proud to announce that 17 applicants have been chosen. for funding.
HPC Award Winners
Downtown Aurora is vital to the commercial viability of Aurora as a whole. In 2016, the City of Aurora created the Downtown Strategic Revitalization Project to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of historic downtown Aurora’s central business facades, and in doing so, help stimulate business in downtown Aurora. Congratulations to the 2019 Historic Preservation Commission Award Recipients.
Denmure & Moore Law Office, Weber Sports, Guinevere Emery, Tim Miller (Tiffany's)
Adam Geyer, Sherry & Robert Love, Mark & Leslie Thompson, Tim Miller (Gulf Gas Station)
Community Business Highlight
City of Aurora Congratulates
Second Time Around and Krypto’s Comix are housed in the James P. Coulter Building, built in 1860, at 311 Second Street Aurora. The building owned since 1994 by Nancy & Ben Turner opened business May 4, 2017 with antiques and collectibles accumulated over the years and acquired from family members. The day to day business is operated by youngest son Joey and daughter in law Tabatha.
Along with opening of the alley side windows and extensive roof replacement, Second Time Around was fortunate to receive a façade improvement grant for exterior painting as well as a sign grant in 2018 from the City of Aurora.
Krypto’s Comix featuring new and collectible comics and toys is planning a grand reopening in May 2020 with an expansion to the second floor of the building.
Open Wednesday afternoons, Thursday thru Sunday opening at 10:00am can be found on FaceBook @secondtimearound311
June - July 2020
ARCC Open 24/7
All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.
Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!
For more information call 812-926-2311
or visit our Website.
City of Aurora
Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.
You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.
Vistas of Aurora
Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”
The Mayor, Aurora City Council, Main Street Aurora, and Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new or re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since December 2016.