Community Improvement District (CID)

The City has adopted Community Improvement District (CID) policies and procedures to assist interested applicants in the consideration of the realistic possibilities of proposed CID's pursuant to the City's policies and State statutes.

A CID may be either a political subdivision or a not-for-profit corporation. CID’s are organized for the purpose of financing a wide range of public-use facilities and establishing and managing policies and public services relative to the needs of the district.

CID Process Overview

  • Creation by property owners' petition: Petition is submitted to the Office of the City Clerk and the Office of the City Administrator.
  • City staff will report to the Board of Aldermen their recommendation on whether or not to enter into a funding agreement with applicant.
  • Upon verification of petition (within 45 days) a public hearing is held.
  • Board approval or denial of CID.

The standard initial funding agreement deposit is $15,000 for a CID. If a project extends beyond the initial deposit it is the developer's responsibility to replenish the fund as needed until the project is complete. Each project considered by the City will have a separately developed and specific funding agreement. For further information contact the Office of the City Administrator.

Downloadable CID Forms and Applications

Community Improvement District (CID) Act and Application