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“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.

Community Teen Law Enforcement Workshop
The Sidney Police Department is pleased to announce a local law enforcement workshop in order to educate local high school aged students about their local police department, the profession of policing, and enhance the communication between the youth residents of Shelby County and the Sidney Police offers who serve them.
Participants are encouraged to come to class with questions, participate in open dialogue, and advise staff of comments, concerns, and areas for improvement and sustainment.

To apply for the workshop, you must be a Shelby County student in the 9-12th grades. Information on the workshop and an application for the workshop can be found below. If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Lorenzo at


Income Tax Forms

Your 2016 Sidney Income Tax return is due on or before April 18, 2017. Late filing fees will apply if your tax return is received late. Click here to access Tax Forms. All Sidney residents over the age of 18 years are required to file a return or an exemption form (unless an approved permanent exemption form is already on file in our office) – regardless of whether you have ever filed in the past – even if your employer withholds Sidney income tax from your paycheck.

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

Solid Waste, Recycling, & Yard Waste Collection:
2017 Recycling Schedule

 EPA Sewer Inflow and Infiltration project
Current project information about the EPA I&I project 

Shelby County Emergency Officials announce the launching of Hyper-Reach, a new county-wide emergency notification system.  Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones are only included when people enroll. Register your mobile device today.

House Number Recommendations
House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary and critical for emergency responders to locate those in need of help.
The City of Sidney has a residential  house addressing/ numbering policy and the State building Code adopted by the City (2006 Residential Code of Ohio) that requires approved numbers or addresses be installed on all buildings in such a manner as to be plainly visible and legible from the street fronting the property.
The City recommends the best way to meet that requirement is to have minimum 4” block numbers which are of a color that contrasts with the background color of the house.
Residents should consider the following when installing or maintaining their house numbers:
  • Script numbers or numbers spelled out in words may be aesthetically pleasing but are difficult to read quickly from the street.
  • Brass or bronze numbers are difficult to see as they normally do not provide enough contrast to the background color of the house.

  • Be sure that the view of the numbers is not obstructed by shrubs, trees, or other structures or decorations.

  • If the numbers are not on your house, are difficult to read or are not visible, it will take emergency personnel longer to reach your house. These extra minutes could mean the difference between life and death, so take the time now to be sure your house numbers meet these criteria so emergency responders can find your house as quickly as possible.

Upcoming Events:

Public Meeting: W. Court Street (SR 47) Corridor Improvement Project (4th Ave. to Walnut Ave.)

The City of Sidney has conducted a safety study of the West Court Street (SR 47) Corridor to identify measures to improve the traffic safety (for both vehicles and pedestrians/bikes) and enhance this key gateway corridor into the city. The public meeting is being held to present conceptual alternatives currently under consideration and to seek public input regarding concerns and potential improvements on the corridor. The city has secured funding grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation  (ODOT) to assist in paying for 95% of the improvements to the corridor. 

The public meeting was  held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Senior Center. of Sidney-Shelby County located at 304 South West Ave. Click here to view the power point presentation from the meeting. For more information on the project and a Comment Form you can complete and return click here.

**You must use Internet Explorer if you wish to complete and submit the form online.**

Super Saturday Recycling Event
The City of Sidney, the Shelby County Commissioners, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Minster Bank, Shelby County Libraries, the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, the Shelby County Agricultural Society, the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department, the North Central Solid Waste District, and Cohen Recycling will be partnering this year for Sidney’s Super Saturday Recycling Event on Saturday, April 8. For more event details click here.

New 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 discontinued weekly pick up of yard waste on November 30, 2016. 

City crewsarel picking up yard waste through the winter until the end of April on the second full week of the month on the following schedule:
  • The week of February 13, 2017
  • The week of March 13, 2017
  • The week of April 10, 2017
Normal weekly contracted yard waste pick up with Republic resumes in May 1, 2017.

Yard waste guidelines are the same for weekly and monthly collection. Details are availble on the City's website under departments, solid waste.

Yard waste needs to be at the curb by 7:30AM on your normal trash collection day. Weather permitting; it may take over a week to collect the yard waste. 

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


Project Updates
The project is complete except for the final lift of asphalt and restoration which will be completed in early spring. 
Please email questions to
2016 Street Resurfacing ProgramThe attached map shows the streets that were resurfaced in 2016. 2016 Street resurfacing program. This project is complete.

2017 Street Resurfacing Program: The attached map shows the 2017 paving program. Barrett Paving is the contractor. Work is scheduled to commence around mid June and be completed by the end of August.

Parkwood and Robinwood Water Main Replacements: Water mains on Robinwood between Wapak Avenue and Broadway and on Parkwood between Wapak Ave and N. Main Ave. will be replaced beginning March 6, 2017. Scheduled completion is June 30, 2017. Roads will be closed to through traffic but local access will be maintained. Tom's Construction is the contractor.

Sixth Ave. Water Main Replacement: Water main between SR 47 and Grove St will be replaced beginning March 20, 2017 with a completion date of June 2, 2017. The road will be closed to through traffic but local access will be maintained.Degan Excavating is the contractor.

Maple Street Sanitary Sewer: The sanitary sewer on Maple Street will be replaced between Oak St and St, Mary's. Construction will begin about April 10, 2017 adn be completed by June 30, 2017. Road will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be limited during construction. Contractor is Kennison Excavating.

City of Sidney – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Phase 1
 The project is 85% complete and is expected to be completed in July,2017. 
Please contact Gary R. Clough, Assistant City Manager/ Public Works Director at or 937-498-8142 if you want more information on the project.
City of Sidney – Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Phase 2
This project includes reliabilty improvements which include equipment replacements. This project will be funded through Water Pollution Control LoanFunds (WPCLF). Design is scheduled for 2017 with construction in 2017-2018.Please contact Gary R. Clough, Assistant City Manager/ Public Works Director at or 937-498-8142 if you want more information on the project.




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