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City Income Tax Returns Due April 15.

The City of Sidney Revenue Collections Department reminds all Sidney City Residents that their 2018 Sidney Income Tax Return is due no later than Monday, April 15, 2019.  If you have filed a Federal Extension, we would appreciate of copy of your Extension by April 15. An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay, and any payments after April 15 may be subject to penalty and interest.If filed late, a late filing fee will be charged. All Sidney residents over the age of 18 are required to file a return (even those who had Sidney income tax withheld from their paycheck).  If you lived in Sidney at any time during 2018 you are required to file a Sidney Income Tax Return.  If you had no income taxable to the City of Sidney you may be eligible to file an Exemption Form.  Individual Tax Forms may be obtained at the Sidney Library, Sidney Post Office, Revenue Collections at City Hall, 201 W. Poplar Street, or by visiting the Income Tax Department page.

Our office is open from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday to assist taxpayers with Sidney tax return preparation at no charge.  Additionally, we will be open on Saturday, April 13 from 8am until noon to assist those taxpayers who are unable to visit during our normal office hours.

Generally, taxpayers who do not have 1.75% of Ohio municipal income tax withheld by their employer, or who have self-employment or net rental income, are required to make estimated tax payments or risk incurring underestimation (or underpayment) penalties. For individuals, 2019 Estimated Tax Payments are due by April 15, June 17, September 16, 2019 and January 15, 2020. For businesses filing on a calendar year basis, those 2019 Estimated Tax Payments are due by April 15, June 17, September 16, and December 16, 2019.

Any taxpayer with questions is encouraged to visit our website at Income Tax Department page, email Lesley Schweitzer, Income Tax Administrator, or call the City of Sidney Revenue Collections Department, at 937-498-8111.

Shelby County 2-1-1 Service
2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need non-emergency help or access to human services. It is a free 24-hour service so you get the help you need when you need it. When you dial 2-1-1, your call will be answered by the local information & referral agency, HelpLine.

Gas pipeline upgrades underway in Sidney
Contract crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) have completed replacing gas mains and service lines in Sidney for 2018 as part of the company’s pipeline replacement program, which is a multi-year program to replace about 700 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout Ohio. In Sidney, nearly $2.7 million will go toward retiring nearly four miles of gas main and more than 300 service lines in 2018. Since 2009, approximately 19 miles have been retired within the city. Vectren intends to retire approximately 27 miles in Sidney over the next several years. To read the entire press release click here.

Multi-Year I&I Program Continues
The I&I division was formed in 2013 for removal of inflow and infiltration from the city’s sanitary sewer system. The program is currently in Project Area 5. For a map of the entire project area click here. For more details about the I&I program click here. For an interactive map for specific addresses click here.

“Between March 1 and December 31 of each year, no person or entity which is the owner of record of any parcel, lot or land within the City corporation limits shall permit any grass over eight inches, noxious weeds, or untended, rank, and unmanaged growth of vegetation” (Codified Ordinances Section 553.01). In 2016, City Council amended the above ordinance, changing the maximum height of grass from twelve inches to eight inches.

For more information, please go to the Code Enforcement page.

Water Department's Annual Water Quality report available for Download. (PDF)


Upcoming Events:

Municipal Income Tax Levy
Additional information on the May municipal taxable income tax ballot is avilable online.

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Notice of 2nd Public Hearing: PY2019 Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP) Program
The City of Sidney intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency, for funding of CHIP program activities, with Shelby County as a partnering jurisdiction, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program and the Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), both federally-funded programs administered by the State of Ohio.  The CHIP Applications are due to the State by May 3, 2019.

A public hearing will be convened on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City of Sidney City Hall, located at 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 to allow citizens the opportunity to provide input on the activities.

Detailed public hearing notice and information about proposed activities and budget can be viewed here.

Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule
The City of Sidney Water Department’s Spring hydrant flushing schedule will begin on Monday, April 22. Flushing of the city’s fire hydrants will be completed between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The program will continue for three weeks. Click here for the flushing schedule. Inclement weather may cause delays.Residents in the immediate flushing area may experience a short temporary drop in pressure and could notice some discoloration in the water. It is not advisable to do laundry in this area during the flushing period. If you experience severe problems as a result of the hydrant  ushing, contact the Water Treatment Plant at 937-498-8127.

Solid Waste Container Regulations are in Effect

The City of Sidney recently enacted legislation that  regulates the placement and storage of solid waste and recycling containers, yard waste and big items within the City. The rules apply to both those customers on the container system and those on the low volume bag system. The new rules are effective September 15, 2016. For more details click here.

Winter Yard Waste Collection
Republic is scheduled to cease weekly pick of yard waste on Friday, November 30, 2018. The City will then pick up yard waste the second full week of December, January, February and March, 2019.

Details for yard waste pick up are availble on the City's website under departments, solid waste.

Questions? Please call the City of Sidney Service Center at 498-8117. 

2019 Recycling Calendar
Click here for the 2019 recycling calendar schedule.




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