Thank you for visiting the city of Aurora online, and welcome to the new AuroraGov.org!
A lot has changed in recent years in terms of how people access and use the internet, and the new AuroraGov.org is intended to help meet your needs regardless of what you're looking for, what device you're using and what you want to learn about Aurora.
This new site is geared toward residents and non-residents alike in providing quick and easy access to the information and services you want, in line with the city’s "Core 4" values of respect, integrity, professionalism and customer service.
So with that in mind, here are some of the changes we hope you'll like about the new AuroraGov.org:
A better experience on mobile
You'll no longer have to squint your eyes or zoom in every time you click on your cellphone. Almost every page will respond to the screen size of the device you're using.
A clearer reflection of the city
Bright colors, bold design, forward-thinking content: AuroraGov.org is meant to mirror the cultural, global and innovative diversity that makes Aurora "worth discovering."
A faster way to connect
The content you want most is now the content that is most accessible. Buttons on the homepage link you directly to water payments, library, public safety, recreation and more.
An easier means of navigation
It all starts with the main menu, organized to help you quickly learn about your city, discover services for residents and businesses, and explore events and activities.
Exploring the new AuroraGov.org
There's no place like home. No matter where you are on the site, click on the city of Aurora seal to return to the homepage. You'll find the seal in the upper left and lower left corners of most pages. Or you can quickly navigate to any page in between your current page and the homepage by following the breadcrumbs right below the page title.
Go right where you want. Perhaps the easiest way to find what you're looking for is just to search for it. On every page, there is a search bar toward the top, labeled "Find what you need..." Just type in your search terms, click on the magnifying glass, and you'll be taken to the best results.
Find the most accessed pages. Need to pay your water bill? Looking for a pet to adopt? Want information about police or fire? The most requested sections of AuroraGov.org are available as "quick links" right from the homepage. You'll find them right below the main image.
Browse using the main menu. Pages on AuroraGov.org are divided into five main categories, accessible via the main menu on every page: City Hall is your source for information on elected officials, city meetings, elections and general information about Aurora. Departments provides an overview of the different municipal departments, but if you're looking for the services offered by the city, you're most likely to find them in the next two menu items. Business Services is your guide to licenses, permits, planning, economic development and more. Residents provides information on neighborhood services, public safety, housing, transportation, water and more. Finally, Things To Do is your guide to events, activities and go-to spots in Aurora, like the library, parks, recreation, museum, arts and theater, and golf.
Catch up on the latest news. Visit AuroraGov.org often, because you'll always find something new. The latest Aurora News Weekly from AuroraTV is right on the homepage. The calendar will let you know about all upcoming city meetings and events. And see the most updated Aurora news items.
Get the help you need. Have questions? Want to report a problem? Need to contact a specific city department? It's easy to Access Aurora on AuroraGov.org. Look for the Access Aurora phone number and online portal on the homepage, and in the left column on every inside page (desktop), or at Contact Us at the bottom of every page.
Be sure to reset your bookmarks. If you have previously bookmarked any page at AuroraGov.org (besides the homepage), you'll likely need to create a new bookmark, because most old links will no longer work. Also, if you previously subscribed to email alerts for news, calendars or meeting agendas, be aware that the transition to the new site may affect the functionality of the alerts for a few days. There is no need to resubscribe.