On November 3, 2015,
Sandpoint voters will elect a new Mayor and
three (3) City Council members. If
you are interested in running for office,
you may file your Declaration of Candidacy
between August 24, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., and
September 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. The
declaration form and instructions are
available by visiting the City Clerk's
office at Sandpoint City Hall, 1123 Lake
Street in Sandpoint.
important information and dates.
City Clerk Maree Peck with any questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 263-3310.
Please be advised that a campaign
treasurer must be appointed before any
campaign donations may be taken or
expenditures made. The
which is required to be completed and filed
with the City Clerk in order to officially
appoint a campaign treasurer, is available
via the link below or by visiting the City
Clerk's office and can be filed anytime.
All of the 2015 campaign finance reporting forms and the
Campaign Finance Reporting Manual for
City candidates are listed and linked below
and are also available from the City Clerk.
Campaign Finance Reporting Manual
Campaign Finance Reporting Deadlines
C-1 Appointment and Certification of
C-2 Campaign Financial
Disclosure Report (see individual pages,
pg1 Summary Page
pg2 Detailed Summary
pg3 Schedule A - Itemized Contributions
pg4 Schedule B - Itemized Expenditures
pg5 Schedule C - In-Kind Contributions
pg6 Schedule D - Loans
pg7 Schedule E - Credit Cards and Debt
pg8 Schedule E1 - Credit Card and Debt
pg9 Schedule F - Contributions Pledged
but not yet Received
C-4 Independent Expenditures totaling
more than $100
C-5 48-Hour Notice of
Contributions/Loans received ($1,000 or
C-6 Statement by a Nonbusiness Entity
C-7 48-Hour Notice of Independent
Expenditures totaling $1,000 or more
C-8 Report of Electioneering Communication
to the statewide election consolidation
law (see Idaho Code § 50-403), the Bonner County
Clerk is the Chief Election Official for all
elections in Bonner County, including
elections for City offices. Click
to visit Bonner County's Election website or call the
Bonner County Elections Office at 255-3631.
information on voter registration, polling
locations, and statewide elections, please visit the Idaho
Votes web site.
for 2013 City election results.
for 2011 City election results.
for 2009 City election results.
Sandpoint Retail Alcohol Beverage License is
required to sell wine, beer and/or liquor
within city limits.
To obtain a Sandpoint Alcohol Beverage License,
you must first obtain your State and County
licenses, which must be presented to the City
when applying for the City license.
for the City of Sandpoint Alcoholic
Beverage License Application. (This
is a fillable form. You may type
directly in the form, then print, or you may
print the blank form and fill it out in
pen. Bring your completed application to
the City Clerk's Office.)
same form is used whether applying for the
first time or renewing your license.
Beverage Catering Permit
alcohol beverage catering permit authorizes
alcohol licensees to serve and sell liquor by the
drink, beer and/or wine at a party, reception,
convention, or other special event for up to three consecutive
days. If you possess an alcohol license
and need to apply for an alcohol catering
call the City Clerk's office 263-3317 or click
to go to the Business Information page.
starting a business in Sandpoint, it is highly
recommended that you contact the City Planning
Department to check zoning regulations in the
area where your business will be
located. You can reach the Planning
Dept. at 263-3370.
/ Public Assembly Permit
A permit is required for a parade
or for public assembly defined by City Code
Title 6, Chapter 6.
here for the
must obtain a Pawnbroker's License to own,
operate or maintain a pawnbroker's business
within the boundaries of the City.
for the license application.
/ Solicitor Registration
you are in city limits and are soliciting
door-to-door or renting space for a temporary
sales event, you must register as a Peddler,
Solicitor, or Transient Merchant. Click here
for the registration application.
note that each peddler/solicitor must register
individually. In addition, the company
employing the solicitor must be licensed as a
business with the City of Sandpoint.
Please see "Business License",
above, or click here
to go to the Business Information page.
/ Human Resources
City Clerk acts as the City's Personnel
Director. Please click here
to see the City's current employment
Please note that
employment applications are
accepted only in conjunction with a job
opening, and a new application is required
with each opening; we do not keep them on
City Clerk is the official records custodian
for the City of Sandpoint. Click here
for the Public Records Request form. (This is a fillable
form. You may type directly in the form,
then print, or you may print the blank form
and fill it out in pen. Please sign the
form and submit it to the Sandpoint City
Clerk; address provided at the bottom of the form.)
For police reports, please contact the
Resort City Tax /
Municipal Non-Property Tax Permit
The City of Sandpoint
collects a 5% tax on all short-term occupancy
charges for stays of 30 or fewer days in hotel
rooms, motel rooms, and vacation rentals located within Sandpoint city
limits. Click here
No. 1184 for definitions and
additional information. This tax is also
known as the Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax or
Municipal Non-Property Tax
and is currently the only local option
sales tax assessed by the City of Sandpoint.
here for the
Tax Permit Application.
Cab and Taxi Driver Licensing
you are operating a vehicle (motor or
human-powered) for the purpose of transporting
persons for hire, both you and your vehicle
must be licensed with the City.
for the taxicab application, to be completed by
the taxicab motor vehicle owner.
here for the taxicab driver application
for taxicab motor vehicle drivers.
for the pedicab license application, to be
completed by the pedicab owner.
here for the pedicab driver application
for those who operate pedicabs.
with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan
October 2011, Sandpoint City Council
adopted the City of Sandpoint ADA Transition
Plan. In August 2014, the City updated the
Plan. Please click here to view the
note that this is a large file and may take
several minutes to open.)
under the Americans with Disabilities Act
accordance with the requirements of Title II
of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the
City of Sandpoint will not discriminate
against qualified individuals with
disabilities on the basis of disability in its
services, programs or activities.
Bajo la Ley de Estadounidenses con
con los requisitos del título II de los
americanos con Disabilities Act (ADA) y la
sección 504 del Acta de rehabilitación, la
ciudad de Sandpoint no discriminará contra
individuos calificados con discapacidades
sobre la base de discapacidad en sus servicios,
programas o actividades.
English Proficiency (LEP) Plan
Limited English Proficiency Plan has been
prepared to address the City of Sandpoint’s
responsibilities as a recipient of federal
financial assistance as they relate to the
needs of individuals with limited English
The plan has been prepared in
accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.2000d, et seq, and its
implementing regulations, which state that no
person shall be subjected to discrimination on
the basis of race, color or national origin.
for a copy of the City's Non-Discrimination
for the Discrimination
The City of Sandpoint and USDA
are equal opportunity providers and employers.
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program
complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found
or at any USDA office or call (866) 632-9992 to
request the form. You may also write a letter
containing all of the information requested in
the form. Send your completed complaint form or
letter by mail to U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC,
20250-9410, by fax to (202) 690-7442 or email at