Message from Mayor
New City Attorney
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
State Of The City Address
Help Us Build Aurora’s New Pool!
The City of Aurora will Host a 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament to Raise Money for a New Pool. The tournament will be on the following days:
Women’s 3v3 Tournament March 13, 2021
Men’s 3v3 Tournament March 20, 2021
Youth (boys and girls) 3v3 Tournament March 27, 2021
2021 Facade Improvement
Matching Grant Program
Now Accepting Applications
After another successful 2020 Façade Improvement Matching Grant (FIMG) program the City is now accepting applications for the 2021 FIMG Program until April 2nd at 4:00 PM. For additional details on the FIMG program Click Here.
The design review committee will meet to review applications at a public meeting on Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00 PM and make award recommendations to Aurora City Council on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.
City Hall Open by Appointment Only
Please call ahead to plan an appointment at City Hall, 812-926-1777. Once confirmed that the office you need to speak with is available you will need to buzz into the intercom located on the back entrance to City Hall, click link below for location of intercom. City Hall will be unlocked 15 minutes in advance for public meetings.
Aurora COVID-19 Testing
February 1st - 28th
A mobile testing facility has been set up at the River Creek Village Shopping Center, 13950 Wilson Creek Rd., Aurora, IN 47001. 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: 866-284-8788, or online by clicking link below. Will accept walk-ins.
The 400 block of Second Street was closed on January 19th due to a potentially unsafe building condition. At this time there is now a single driving lane open.
Please use caution when driving through this area.
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.
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
February - March 2021
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.