Streets & Parking
Planning & Zoning
Parks & Rec
Dog & Chicken Licenses
Streets & Parking
We have numerous public parking areas available to accommodate tourists and events. Public parking areas exist at the Northern Pacific Depot Museum and at two locations under the interstate.
Street party? Parade? Wedding at the Center of the Universe? You need to get street closure approval.
- Fill out an application and street closure form and return to City Hall.
- Application must be returned by the 1st day of the month that you wish the Council to consider the request.
- A representative of the organization should be present at the Council Meeting to answer any questions.
Reminder: All parking downtown is parallel between November 15th and March 15th. This makes snow removal easier during our winter months.
The mission of the Wallace Public Library is to serve as a cultural, informational, educational, and recreational agency. We are one of three cities that boast an original operational Carnegie Library.
Planning & Zoning
Because our entire city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our planning and zoning plays a critical role in protecting the historic accuracy of our town.
P&Z Frequently Asked Questions
What is Planning and Zoning?
Usually grouped together, the general function of the P&Z is to establish basic rules for what can be built where and what it can be used for, in order to prevent conflicts between uses and preserve quality of life and property values. By state law, all Idaho Cities must have P&Z, although they are not required to have a separate P&Z Commission. In some smaller cities, the City Council acts as the P&Z Commission. P&Z is governed by Titles 12 and 13 of Wallace Municipal Code.
What is Historic Preservation?
The City of Wallace is the only city in the country to be entirely listed in the National Historic Register. One of the federal requirements for such a listing is that the city must have a Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to write and enforce standards that maintain the historic character of the listed buildings. Local HCPs have considerable discretion as to the details of the standards, where they apply penalties for non-compliance, etc., but to be a Historic District we must have a HPC which must work to maintain the historical integrity of the District. In Wallace, the P&Z and HPC Commissions are combined, due to the relatively small number of applications. Historic Preservation is governed by Title 12 of the Wallace Municipal Code
What do I need approval for?
What does it cost?
How long do I have to wait?
To expedite simple projects, the HPC has created a list of “pre-approved” items. If your project falls within the pre-approval criteria, the City Clerk or P&Z Chairman can give you a Certificate of Appropriateness immediately without waiting for a hearing. Note that these projects still require a Certificate of Appropriateness: pre-approval just makes getting the Certificate easier.
What do I need to submit with my application?
Historic Preservation FYI
Who do I contact?
Chairman: David Sherman
Parks & Recreation
Wallace has numerous parks throughout our city limits and is home to a variety of festivals and other recreation opportunities. The Northern Pacific Depot & Railroad Museum, Visitor’s Center, and swimming pool are also included within the city’s Parks and Recreation budget. Our historic pool was built in 1939 as a WPA project. The pool will be closed for repairs during the summer 2019 season, but interested citizens can stay updated on pool renovations and fundraising at the Friends of the Wallace City Pool Facebook page. We also have a community garden at Weeping Birch Park on Cypress Street.
Dog and Chicken Licenses
We love our dogs so much so that we hold a parade just for them. Dogs and Chickens need to be licensed and these licenses can be obtained at City Hall.
Wallace Sewer Bond
Our city recently upgraded all of our sewer systems. The project was completed in 2018. Contact City Hall to learn more about our city sewer project.
Quarterly bills for City of Wallace Sewer will be mailed to each parcel owner. Wallace City Hall accepts cash or check payments.
703 Cedar St.
Wallace, ID 83873
Processing of your sewer is handled by South Fork Sewer District. They invoice for their services separately. Please contact them if you have any questions.