The Downtown OKC Business Improvement District (BID for short) is an area where property owners voted to for a special property assessment to make their community a better place. The City of Oklahoma City approved the Downtown OKC BID, in July 2001. When the City passed the Downtown BID program, it also adopted a contract with Downtown OKC Inc. to the implement the BID's initiatives.
The special assessment fund is used to manage and maintain Downtown OKC in a clean, safe and professional manner, and to purchase services and make improvements that add to those provided by the City. The BID is overseen and guided by a volunteer advisory board representing the different "neighborhoods" of Downtown, which include: The Arts District, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, Business District, and Deep Deuce.