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

Jobs Openings:
1. Maintenance Position-Full or Part-time (Applications available at City Hall or on the Forms Tab)
2. Summer Help:-Applications can be picked up at City Hall

Spring Cleanup 2023 June 1st-9th (Click for Details

Freight Route Questionnaire (Public Comment Requested)

PUBLIC NOTICE: (winter 2023)
Due to the cold temperatures and heavy snowfall, the city has had broken water lines, cracked meters, and equipment break-downs. The repairs may not be visible to the public; but have to be done. 
If you know someone with a class B CDL that is interested in working full or part-time have them contact the city office or stop by for an application. We appreciate those of you who have offered to help or just called for updates.      
Please remove vehicles, trailers, & other items from the streets during snow removal season

Thursdays is garbage day-MR&E would like cans out by 8am
If a major holiday falls on a Thursday, trash will be picked up the following day (Friday)
MR&E is under new ownership; but will be keeping  the same co. name for now
Repairs, Replacements, and Concerns with be directly handled by MR&E going forward
MR&E will be tracking all garbage cans by serial number
If your can is not dumped on Thursday, it could be due to a truck breakdown-Leave your can out & call MR&E 
MR&E Office: 208-547-4082

Funeral Services:

Diane Roberts Toolson-Sat, March 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. Location: Bancroft LDS Chapel

July 24th 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
For More Info. see Bancroft Pioneer Days Facebook Page

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

Utility Bill Assistance
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