Tax Update


Effective July 1st, the city’s income tax rate will increase from 1.5% to 2.5%. The credit will increase from 83 1/3% to 100%.

For more information:

See the Rita Tax & Credit Increase Notification or call RITA Customer Service at the phone numbers below:

Individuals: 1.800.860.7482, ext. 5002

Businesses: 1.800.860.7482, ext. 5003


Lighting of the Sanctuary Bell Tower

Thanks to The Gahanna Foundation Inc. and more than 50 gracious donors; the Gahanna Sanctuary Bell Tower is glowing!

“The historic 1895 Gothic-style bell tower atop the Gahanna Sanctuary instantly became Gahanna’s newest and brightest landmark after successfully lighting it this past weekend in time for this year’s Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival,” said John Michael Spinelli, President of The Gahanna Foundation Inc. He added, “The architectural feature that helped earn the building being listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1987 will now help growing Gahanna outshine the competition every night for years to come.”

Speaking on behalf of the trustees of The Gahanna Foundation and the more than 50 pioneer donors that included individuals and businesses who helped turn dreams promised into dreams delivered, Spinelli said, “I am pleased to say that our flagship project demonstrates how ‘civic minds can fashion the future’ for growing communities like Gahanna that want to distinguish themselves from the pack in fun and fruitful ways.”

The Gahanna Foundation Inc. was formed as a 501c3 charity late last July, raising nearly $8,500 since then to pay for the lighting project undertaken by Chris Apfelstadt, President of Light Up Columbus, central Ohio’s premier lighting company. You can learn more by visiting

Planning for a dedication ceremony in July for the project is underway.

View more photos of the shining Bell Tower in the gallery below:

Service Expo/Touch-a-Truck Event Returns to Gahanna Saturday, August 24, 2019

The City of Gahanna’s Department of Public Service and Engineering is excited to announce the return of the Service Expo/Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, August 24 at Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Road, from 9 am until 1 pm.  This community event provides a great opportunity for the whole family to see, touch and sit on the big equipment that makes Gahanna run.  Visitors will have a chance to get up close to a backhoe, bucket truck, tractor, fire truck, police car, snow plow and a garbage truck, just to name a few.

“We’re excited to bring this event back to our community,” said Gahanna Mayor Tom Kneeland.  “Having a service expo like this gives everyone the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the services our Department of Public Service and Engineering provides to our businesses and residents.”

In addition to the Touch-A-Truck opportunities, visitors will be able to see public service-related exhibits from organizations that work closely with Gahanna, like Mifflin Township Fire, Franklin County Engineer, Franklin County Public Health and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.  City officials and staff will be available to answer any questions about City services while kids can explore the Kids Zone, customize hard hats with stickers, color and participate in outdoor games provided by Gahanna’s Department of Parks and Recreation.  Food trucks will also be on site featuring lunch items, cold beverages and frozen treats available for purchase.

“This Expo allows children of all ages the opportunity to explore much of the equipment used to maintain Gahanna and keep our city safe,” said Grant Crawford, Interim Director of the Department of Public Service and Engineering.  “This event also provides a great opportunity for our residents to meet our staff, ask questions and learn how the equipment works to make Gahanna such a great city.”

Volunteers from Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) will assist City employees in staffing the event.  Although there is no charge to attend, GRIN will accept donations of canned goods, non-perishable food, toiletries and monetary gifts to help support residents in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District in times of need.  Cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit and peanut butter are particularly in high demand at this time.  GRIN cannot accept expired items.  Attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing for each food item or each dollar donated to GRIN.

For more detailed event information contact the Department of Public Service and Engineering at 614-342-4005.