Bancroft welcomes you!

Bancroft is a quiet community with approximately 390 residents. Our town lies in the midst of the Caribou Highlands, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and productive fields of grain and potatoes. We are proud of our town and want all who reside or visit here to feel of our warm country atmosphere.  

A few interesting facts about Bancroft:

  • Bancroft sits at an elevation of 5420 feet above sea level.

  • Bancroft is a railroad town and lies on the historic route of old Highway 30.

  • Bancroft was informally named after W. H. Bancroft the President and General Manager of the Oregon Short Line rail road company in 1892.

  • Official designation as Bancroft Village occurred on July 23rd 1898. Over time Bancroft was incorporated as a City on Feb. 18th, 1941.

The city sprang into existence when the railroad came into the area around 1882, Mormon Settler Parley P. Willey was contracted to supply timber for the rail ties. He relocated a saw mill from Chesterfield to Squaw Creek (now Bancroft). With the mill came employment, and men from all around came to Squaw Creek to work and over time the village grew to become Bancroft and into what exists today.




Council Meeting Agenda

Agenda-December 17th Meeting 
Rescheduled for December 18, 2018
Sorry for the Inconvenience

City of Bancroft, Idaho

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Scenes from around town: City Hall, sunrises and sunsets, fall color, the annual 24th of July Pioneer Day Celebration and the annual Christmas lighting of Teusher Square.
July 24th is the Bancroft Pioneer Days Celebration!
Parade Entrees Contact: Mark Priestley 208-648-7830
Rodeo Entrees Contact: Nicole McLain 208-339-6475

Vendor Booths Contact: Kathy Berry 208-648-7353
For more information go to the Bancroft Pioneer Days Facebook Page

Water Treatment Information

The majority of the time the City of Bancroft water system does not require treatment of any kind. To maintain the cleanliness of the transmission pipes, distribution pipes, valves and components of the water system, treatments using chlorine will be conducted periodically. The water during treatment is completely safe to consume. We will do our best to keep treatments to as short a time as possible.

 During treatment chlorination levels are kept far below what most municipalities generally treat their water. Our water is treated at or under 0.09 parts chlorine per million parts water (or 9 parts chlorine per 100 million parts water). Most water systems requiring chlorination treat between 1.00 and 2.00 parts per million.

 We are grateful for your patience and regret any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions please contact the City water operator Gary Sievers at (208) 221-6858.

Debris Bins will no longer be out all summer long due to having household trash & building supplies in them
Spring Clean-up is April 30th - May 17th
Debris Bins will also be out from October 22 - November 5
Residents are now responsible to dispose of their own debris outside of Spring Clean-Up and the 2 weeks in the fall.
Please do not stack any debris in the alleyways.
The City will be fining those who do not obey the city codes
A maximum of 10 tires per household can be neatly stacked beside the City Shop at 114 E. Center St.
The Counties FREE DUMP days are May 7-14

Notify the county and the city in advance
Do not leave your fire unattended 
If you have questions regarding what can or cannot be burned contact the City Office

The City of Bancroft is contracted with MR&E out of Soda Springs for garbage removal 
The normal pick-up day is Thursdays 
The Cities maintenance department can repair damaged lids and wheels. Other problems are directed to MR&E 
If a major holiday falls on a Thursday MR&E will pick up garbage on Friday

 MR&E has asked that  residents have their cans out by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings due to route changes
 Council Meetings start at 7:00 pm as of May 2018


 City Council Meetings will start at 7:00 pm starting in May 2018

Mayor and City Council

Mayor: William O. Lester
Council Members:
Cp, Rick Hatch
Cm, Carrie Yost
Cm, Mickelle O'Brien
Cm, Scott Hayden

Bancroft Park Photos

Quarterly Financial Reports