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October 31, 2016:  

Boofest 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Take your little ghosts and goblins for a walk downtown Rochester for some safe and fun trick or treating with participating businesses.  At 5:30pm meet on the north side of the Courthouse for the costume contest.  Best costume wins in age categories: 0-4, 5-12, 13-17, and adult.  All sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Partnership.

Trick or Treating hours will be 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

November 26, 2016:

Small Business Saturday, shop local!

December 2, 2016:

Welcome Santa Claus to Rochester at 6:00pm.  Watch for some exciting surprises.  Sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Partnership.


NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS:  The proposed 2017 budget is available by clicking on the following link:

www.budgetnotices.in.gov (select Fulton County from the drop down then look for/click on Rochester Civil City).  You may also call the Department of Local Government and Finance at 888-739-9826.  

Quick notes:

* Public Hearing for the proposed 2017 budget will be September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall 

* 2017 Budget Adoption will be October 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.    


City of Rochester ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan and Grievance Policy, click HERE to view.


The City of Rochester Redevelopment Commission in partnership with the Rochester Downtown Partnership are excited to reveal the latest Downtown Revitalization Study document for the community to review.  Please click HERE to open the study and see what exciting things we can do with and for our community.





The Notice to Taxpayers is available online at www.budgetnotices.in.gov or by calling (888) 739-9826.

"The City of Friendship and Pride"

320 Main Street     PO Box 110     Rochester, IN 46975

1998 Winner of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community of the Year Award. 
Theodore J Denton, Mayor

Rochester, Indiana is located in northern Indiana, approximately  45 miles from South Bend, 90 Miles from Indianapolis, and 120 miles from Chicago.  Known as "The Round Barn Capital of the World", Rochester is the county seat of Fulton County, Indiana and in 2010, was home to approximately 6,200 residents.  Rochester is also home to Lake Manitou, a popular boating and fishing attraction during the summer.

Whether you live here or are passing thru, Rochester has something for everyone.  This small town is home to great festivals, friendly people, quiet parks, and more.

Travel plans? Check out the local weather forecast so you come prepared!!
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City of Rochester     320 Main Street     PO Box 110     Rochester, IN 46975     Phone: (574) 223-2510     Fax: (574) 223-6509