Downtown Hamilton’s SID

Original Courthouse Building, Hamilton OH

Thank you SID!

What is SID?

“In early 1996, after several years of research and planning, approximately thirty property owners in downtown Hamilton formed a unique organization called a Special Improvement District. This non-profit corporation is only the third of its kind in the State of Ohio. It was created for the purpose of providing centralized services for its members, such as common-area maintenance and marketing, beyond those the individual members could reasonably provide on their own. The members imposed assessments upon themselves to finance these services and elected a board of trustees.

According to Chapter 1710 of the Ohio Revised Code, a non-profit corporation can be formed by a minimum of sixty percent of the property owners in a specific area. This non-profit corporation is governed by trustees elected by the property owners along with the city manager. Funding comes entirely from a self-imposed assessment that is collected through the mechanism of the real estate tax.” Read More