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.




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.

Public Notices

MR&E will pick up garbage on Friday, November 29th due to Thursday being Thanksgiving (National Holiday)

Lighting of Teuscher Square
Monday, December 2, 2019
5:30  Supper
6:00  Lighting of Square & Santa 
Lighting of Square (Open for Details)
July 24th-Bancroft Pioneer Day Celebration 
Parade  10:00 am
Rodeo  2:00 pm

Fore more information contact the following people or go to Bancroft Pioneer Days Celebration Facebook Page 
Parade: Mark Priestley 208-648-7830
Rodeo: Nicole McLain 208-339-6475 

Vendors: Kathie Berry 208-648-7353

Online Payments
The City is set up to accept debit & credit card payments at City Hall and on this website.
See the Make A Payment tab on the Home page
Items you will be able to pay for include:
Utilities, Water purchases by the gallon, Park Fees, Dog Fees, and Flat bed truck rentals 

However, this company is still working the bugs out of their bill pay program that offers RECURRING payments through the website. As of 6/24/19 they were not ready to go online yet. The tentative date is approximately 7 months from that date.
Watch for updates on the website and public notices in public facilities.

Thursdays are garbage day unless a major holiday falls on Thursday. In this event, garbage will be picked up on Friday
MR&E requested that cans are out no later than 8:00 am (pick up time will vary depending on the driver and the route
Broken lids or wheels-Contact the City office at: (208)648-7648
Major repairs and replacements are handled by the contracted Company/MR&E


As of May 2018 Council Meetings start at 7pm

Mayor and City Council

Mayor: Lucus H. Spencer 
Council Members:
Cp, Rick Hatch
Cm, Carrie Yost
Cm, Mickelle O'Brien
Cm, Scott Hayden

Bancroft Park Photos

Quarterly Financial Reports