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 that lies on the historic route; 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 Union Pacific Railroad came into the area around 1882. Mormon Settler Parley P. Willey was contracted to supply timber for the rail ties. Parley relocated a large saw mill from Chesterfield to Squaw Creek (now Bancroft.) With the mill came employment. Men from all around came to Squaw Creek to work. Over time the village grew in to what is now known as Bancroft. 

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Bancroft & Chesterfield
Jessica Hatch  208.339.0193
Mail Payments to:
2757 Hatch Loop E.
Bancroft, ID 83217   

Blaire Rindlisbaker  208.221.8661 

or Kyle Christensen 208.221.9266

Gordon Yost  208.648.7886 

or Ken Christensen 208.547.7786

City of Bancroft, Idaho

Spring Cleanup May 30th-June 7th 2024

Water Testing Concerns
The city submitted additional water samples to the lab for testing on April 22, 2024 due to a few residents' concerns. The results have come back showing no Coliforms & no E.coli - Meaning the water is clean and safe for consumption. Click the following link to view the results:
Water Sample Results: 4/22/24
Winter Snow Removal 
Please Remove Vehicles, Trailers, & all other obstacles from public streets for safe snow removal
Drip faucets to prevent freezing pipes

MR&E Garbage Removal Services (Under New Ownership Phone: 208-547-4082)
Thursday-Garbage Day  
MR&E has requested that cans are out by 8am and bags are tied  
Garbage will be picked up on Friday IF a major holiday falls on a Thursday
All garbage can repairs and replacements will be handled directly by MR&E going forward
MR&E will send out another truck if a break down occurs.
If your trash is not picked up by 5 pm Thursday, contact MR&E for details
MR&E has advised that garbage trucks break down often due to heavy use, wear and tear. They will send 
out another truck if the repair is extensive. Be patient-this may take a few hours
Contact MR&E with any questions or concerns (208)547-4082.

July 24th-Bancroft Pioneer Day Celebration

Parade 10:00 a.m.
Rodeo: 2:00 p.m.
Contact the following people for more information:  
Parade-Mark Priestley 208-648-7830
Rodeo-Nicole McLain 208-339-6475 

Vendors-Kathie Berry 208-648-7353
Facebook: Bancroft Pioneer Days 
Winter Notices
Please remove all vehicles & Misc. items off public streets for safe snow removal (thank you)
Trickle faucets during cold temperatures to prevent freezing pipes and water meters

ighting of Teuscher Square November 27, 2023 at 6:00pm

Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Time: 8am-8pm 
Location: Bancroft Lion's Building 165 S. Main St. 

Dog Fees Deadline January 31, 2024 (open for details)

In the event of an Emergency, Disaster, or Loss of Power which results in normal means of communications becoming inoperable; residents are encouraged to have an FRS or GMRS radio.  
The County wide Radio Channel is: 20 and the Tone is: 8
EMS Director/Eric Hobson 208-547-2583   EMS/Paul Gritton 208-221-1224 
Facebook:  "208 Communicate"

Payment Options 

Debit, credit, cash, check, money order, e-check, or autopay 
The fee for using a debit or credit card is 3% plus $1.00 (all fees go to the debit/credit card companies) 
Ask the bank to put your utility account number on the check. The account number is located in 2 places on your monthly utility statement. 
Auto pay checks are mailed to the city in  the form of a paper check. Mailing time varies

Assistance for Utility Customers
Residents are encouraged to contact the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at (208) 232-1114 or visit:
to apply for temporary assistance with paying the water & sewer portion of utility bills. 

Dogs-All dogs in the city limits must be licensed See City Code 5-3A-3
Snow Removal-Remove vehicles, garbage cans, & other obstacles from streets during heavy snowfall
Non-running vehicles- Prohibited on city streets See City Code 6-3-2