People who live within the Dayton city limits or work within the Dayton city limits pay Dayton taxes. These taxes help support the facilities and programs offered through the Department of Recreation and Youth Services. As such, those who pay taxes in our City are considered City “residents” or “workers” for registration and fee purposes. Those living or working outside of the City’s corporate limits are considered “non-residents/workers”. Generally, program fees for non-Dayton residents/workers will be an additional 25 percent. Riverbend Art Center fees for non- residents/workers are an additional $10.00. Not all programs or activities are resident/non-resident fee based.
To verify your residency status, you will be expected to provide adequate validation in order to receive the resident rates. To do so, please provide a copy of one of the following when registering by mail, on site or fax:
For those living in the Corporate Limits of Dayton
- Valid Dayton recreation resident card
- A valid Ohio driver’s license with Dayton address
- Current utility bill with Dayton address, accompanied by a valid photo I.D.
- Checkbook with Dayton address, accompanied by a valid photo I.D.
For those working in the Corporate Limits of Dayton
- A pay stub showing the name and location of employer with a driver’s license
When registering in person, you’ll need to show us one of these items. Failure to provide adequate proof of residency will result in you being charged the non-resident rate, and your family will be processed as non-residents.
All refunds must be requested through a Department of Recreation and Youth Services refund form. All forms must be completely filled out, will be subject to the Department refund policy as outlined below and approved by the Department Director.
A full refund will be issued in the name of whoever paid the registration if the cancellation is initiated by the Department of Recreation and Youth Services due to insufficient enrollment.
Before the program begins
Refunds will be made only before the start of the program for the following circumstances:
- When the refund is requested 5 business days before the first class provide that it does not reduce the participation level below the required minimum.
- When the participant becomes ill and presents a doctors statement before the first class.
After the program begins
Refunds will be granted up to the beginning of the second week of classes. These refunds will be prorated and subjected to a $10.00 administration fee. All refunds will be issued by City check and may take two to four weeks to process. Refunds will only be issued to the person that paid the fee. No refunds will be issued after the beginning of the second week of the class. You may request a credit provided you can not continue to attend classes once they begin. You have up to one year to use a credit once it is provided to you.
Refunds due to illness
Refunds will only be issued if the participant becomes ill and is no longer able to participate in the remainder of the program. A doctor’s statement must be provided. All refunds issued will be prorated from the date of notification to the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.
Since trips require reservations weeks ahead of time, the Department of Recreation and Youth Services cannot process refunds for persons requesting a refund (no exceptions).
Persons wishing to transfer from one class to another may do so, providing that the transfer does not reduce the participation level below the required minimum. A transfer request needs to occur before classes begin.
Memberships and passes are non-refundable and non-transferable