Frequently Asked Questions…

This is a list of the most commonly asked questions. To see the complete answer to your question, click on the question/answer block.  Before contacting an office, you may find what you are looking for here. If you cannot find the answer, feel free to contact us.

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What is the civil service system and how does it apply to City employment?
Approximately 80% of City positions are classified as civil service positions. This means that individuals are hired only by passing job-related employment exams and, following a...
Where and how can I apply for a City job?
Applications for City positions are accepted in the Personnel Department located on the third floor of City Hall. Applications are accepted only for two to...
What type of positions are available with the City?
The City provides employment opportunities in a number of diverse occupational areas. The City regularly recruits for positions within the Police, Fire Rescue, Finance, Service,...
Who can I talk to regarding Landmark/Historical buildings?
Contact the City of Springfield, Planning and Zoning Division at (937) 324-7674.
What is the Minority Business/Disadvantaged Business, and Contracts Compliance Office
The City of Springfield, Department of Community Development provides services to Minority/Female and Disadvantage owned businesses through its Minority Business Office. You may contact...
How does the City of Springfield handle Affirmative Action Programs?
The Affirmative Action Program reviews and approves affirmative action plans for City sponsored contracting (exceeding $10,000.00) and Equal Employment Opportunities. Each prospective contractor bidding on a...
Who pays the earned income tax?
The earned income is a payroll tax, so anyone who earns a paycheck in Springfield is subject to the income tax. Businesses also pay income...
What will this cost the typical household?
The additional 0.4% will cost someone earning $30,000/year less than $120/year, or $9.75/month. To calculate how you will be impacted by this increase you can multiply...
Why does the City not collect a sales tax?
According to state law, cities in Ohio are not permitted to collect a sales tax. Only the state and county governments can collect a sales...
Have the cuts from the state been offset by casino revenues?
No, the City of Springfield does not receive any of the casino revenues. Only cities with a population of 80,000 or more directly benefit from the...
Why did the City contract with an independent third-party audit firm to perform a financial trend analysis and benchmarking study at a cost of $125,000?
In an effort to provide full transparency with respect to its current financial situation, the City hired an outside firm to analyze the City's General...
My sewer and stormwater rates recently increased; can these funds be utilized to cover the City's current financial shortfall?
Water, sewer and stormwater fees are separate enterprise funds that are designed to support each of those individual services provided to our community. Those fees...

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