City and Government

City of Heath

1287 Hebron Road
Heath, Ohio 43056
740.522.1420 Email the City
City Hall hours: M–F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Heath Overview

Heath is primed for growth. We offer local and county incentives combined with unmatched readiness. We not only possess many shovel-ready sites, but we also have a business-friendly government and extensive infrastructure that enables development to move–quickly.

It's the People
We hear that all the time. A small town with caring citizens, Heath is a family-friendly place. From little league to large events, volunteerism is at the heart of the community.

It's the Lifestyle
Beautiful parks, picnic areas, walking trails, a top notch community water park, and hundreds of acres of preserved green space—all hallmarks of Heath. In addition, restaurants, retail, and cultural opportunities abound.

It's the Workforce
With a high-performance, skilled labor force of 85,100 in Licking County, Heath businesses have a tremendous pool from which to find talent. Outstanding local higher education and training facilities provide highly qualified graduates.

It's the Place
Our central Ohio location provides unbeatable multi-modal market access. Situated along State Route 79, Heath is 5 miles from I-70 and 3 miles from four-lane State Route 16. Nearby rail, air, and telecommunications capabilities prime the area for business. More than 60 percent of the U.S. and 50 percent of the Canadian population reside within 600 miles of Heath.

It's the Bottom Line
Local and county incentive programs combine with pro-business policies to make Heath an attractive home for large and small companies alike. A Community Reinvestment Area, an Enterprise Zone, and Foreign Trade Zone #138 are signatures of our community's aggressive approach to economic development.

City Departments

Mayor

Mayor Mark D. Johns

Dear friends and visitors:

Welcome to the City of Heath, Ohio website!

Whether you are a current citizen looking for information about services or programs within the city or you are visiting to learn more about our town, it is my hope that you will come back to our site regularly to stay informed about Heath's many activities and opportunities.

For our visitors, Heath is a city of approximately 10,000 situated in the heart of Licking County in Central Ohio. Heath is located 35 miles to the east of the State Capital of Columbus. Our community has the feel of a small hometown where residents know their neighbors, but our progressive city has experienced tremendous growth over the past ten years. We anticipate a continuation of that growth trend, and stand ready to welcome new residents and businesses to the Heath community.

For our citizens, our website is just one of many ways we are striving to communicate with you. We pledge to keep this site updated so that you will be informed of current events and have access to pertinent information that you need regarding our city and its services.

Please keep in mind that while this website can answer a lot of your questions about Heath, I still want to provide you with personal attention. You may email me at mayor@heathohio.gov or call 740/522.1420 x206 to schedule a visit to meet with me in person.

Again, welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our community. I hope to see you in Heath soon!

Sincerely,
Mark D. Johns
Mayor

City Council

The legislative powers of the City of Heath, except as otherwise provided by the Consitution of the State of Ohio, are vested in Heath City Council. Our Council consists of seven members of the community, four of which are at-large and three from each designated ward of the city.

Council meetings are held at City Hall on the first and third Mondays of each month beginning promptly at 7:30pm. We encourage all citizens to attend our council meetings to stay up to date on the latest events in Heath.

dates of the upcoming committee and council meetings
agendas for the upcoming Committee and Council meeting.
Minutes from past Council Meetings.
Ward Map
Codified Ordinances of Heath, Ohio

Are you curious to see who is on the Council Committees? Click here to see a complete listing of Council Committee Assignments.

Auditor

Keith Alexander was appointed City Auditor effective July 1, 2002. The Auditor serves as the city's fiscal officer and maintains accurate records of all funds, revenue, receipts, and expenditures. In addition, the Auditor accounts for all city assets. The Auditor and his staff assist the Mayor in preparing the annual budget, as well as tracking capital improvements. Alexander also serves on the Mayor's Task Force for economic development.

For the last 11 years running, the City has received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States.

The Administrative Services Department, which consists of the Tax Department and the Finance Department, is under the direction of the City Auditor and is responsible for the functions of budget, tax collection, utility billing, fiscal control, data processing, insurance, and public information.

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Tax
Utilities
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