New Residents

Welcome to Hudson

We are thrilled you've chosen Hudson for your home. Consistently thought of as the “jewel” of Northeast Ohio, Hudson has an excellent education system, historic neighborhoods, high-end shopping and dining and an overall outstanding quality of life. The City is also home to more than 900 businesses, ranging from entrepreneurial endeavors to international corporations. Hudson offers advantages to companies that want to locate in a business- and family-friendly environment, making it the place to do business in Northeast Ohio. Hudson has all the charm of small-town living and is conveniently located between Cleveland and Akron. The City is committed to providing the best service to all of its residents.

City Council

Hudson City Council consists of seven members: Four members are elected by ward, and three elected at-large. The president of City Council is elected by its members.

View Council Meetings Online

Codified Ordinances

Boards and Commissions

The City of Hudson relies on volunteer boards and commissions as part of its governmental process. If you are interested in becoming a member of a Hudson board or commission, complete the boards and commissions application.

Voting Information

Voting in the City of Hudson is overseen by the Summit County Board of Elections. Click here for information on polling places, registering to vote and more.


Income tax is paid through the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). Property taxes are collected by Summit County. Sales tax is collected by the State of Ohio.

Click here for information on taxes.

City Services

Planning and Zoning

The Department of Community Development can assist citizens with developing property, altering the exterior appearance of a house or building, erecting a sign or constructing an accessory structure in a yard. For each of these activities, one must apply to the City of Hudson for a zoning certificate before applying for a building permit from the Summit County Division of Building Standards.

Public Safety

In 2014, Hudson was named the Safest City In Ohio by Movoto Real Estate for our low crime rate and safe community.

EMS: 330-342-1842 (non-emergency)

Fire: 330-342-1860 (non-emergency)

Police: 330-342-1800 (non-emergency)

Trash and Recycling

Trash collection is provided by independent companies that are approved by the City. All residential waste haulers must provide curbside recycling services and trash collection service for a single fee (non-subscription) per City of Hudson Ordinance. Click here for more information on trash and recycling.


Residents are served by several utility companies. Please make sure you contact the correct company that serves your address. Click here for information on utility providers.

The Community

Barlow Community Center

Barlow Community Center, located at 41 S. Oviatt St., offers a variety of rooms and a full auditorium with stage for rent to Hudson residents. The building, which is located near a beautiful pond and walking trails, is an ideal location to hold your next group meeting or event. Click here for more info.

Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club

Ellsworth Meadows is a beautifully manicured 18-hole course that was named one of the top 12 golf courses in Northeast Ohio by Crain's Cleveland Business and ranked in GolfStyles Magazine's list of 100 best courses in Ohio. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. Booking tee times in advance is highly recommended from April through October. For more information, visit


There are currently 20 Hudson Parks. Some of the activities and amenities available at Hudson Parks are fishing, boating, bocce, sand volleyball, disc golf, ball fields, soccer fields, a community garden, a skate park, playgrounds, hiking trails, grills, picnic tables and pavilions. For more information and a list of all Hudson Parks, Hudson Parks.


Hudson is known for its award-winning school system. The City is also home to several excellent private schools. For information on all Hudson schools, as well as preschools and daycare facilities, click here.

Shopping & Dining

With more than 100 independently owned, regional and national chain retail shops and restaurants, Hudson has something to suit everyone's taste and style. When you visit downtown Hudson to shop and eat, plan where you will park with the parking map. For more information on shopping and dining in Hudson, visit

Special Events

More than 80 special events are held on public properties in Hudson throughout the year. This includes popular events like the Home And Garden Tour, Bandstand Summer Music Festival, Taste Of Hudson, Ice Cream Social and Art On The Green. All special events are posted on the Events Calendar.

Stay Informed

City News

The source for news from the City of Hudson. Read Hudson News.

City Calendar

Includes dates and times for City Council meetings, board and commission meetings, community events and more. View the calendar.

Emergency Alerts

Be sure to sign up for our Emergency Alert System with your cellphone number so we can contact you in the event of urgent event like Amber Alerts, boil water messages, emergency evacuations, crime alerts or other important information. All landline phones in the 911 system are automatically in our Code Red database and will be dialed in an emergency.

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