Citizen Guide

Citizen participation in local government is very important to the success of a city. 

Citizens have varied opportunities to participate including registering and voting, serving on a city board or commission, attending city council or commission meetings and speaking at public hearings and citizen comments, asking questions or giving comments to the city council through this web site. We encourage you to take an active interest in your city government.

Click on the links below for information for new residents, community organizations, schools and more.

Post Falls is an inviting place to live, work, and play. Bounded on the south by the Spokane River, the City offers its residents the enjoyment of small community living with the advantages of big city and resort opportunities.

Post Falls, incorporated in 1891 is named for Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock park.

Located four miles east of the Washington-Idaho border along Interstate 90, it is in close proximity to numerous lakes, rivers and mountains. Just minutes to the east is Coeur d’Alene, ID, with a reputation as a world travel destination due to the five-star Coeur d’Alene Resort and golf course with a floating green. To the west is the largest city in the region, Spokane, WA. Post Falls’ unique location between these two diverse cities offers Post Falls residents varied opportunities in their lifestyle, recreation and doing business.

Post Falls has an estimated population of 28,104, making it the 10th largest city in Idaho. It is part of a larger metro area, which includes Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID, with a population of over 600 thousand.

Post Falls offers four distinct seasons; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Temperatures range in the 90’s midsummer and low teens in winter.

Our Community and City Government
The City of Post Falls is a Mayor/Council form of government with a City Administrator and provides a wide range of municipal services, including public safety, finance, public works, community development, waste water, and parks and recreation. Mayor Ron Jacobson is currently serving his first term as mayor and also served on the City Council.
In Post Falls, citizens have varied opportunities to participate in their government by serving on city commissions, attending City Council meetings, City meetings on City projects and by participating in elections.

The Post Falls School District provides a Kindergarten, six elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and an alternative school.
Additionally there are facilities which prepare students for entrance into the workforce.
KTEC is an Idaho regional technology center. It is a partnership between business and industry leaders, local school districts and local manufacturers. This high school hybrid will offer dual enrollment credits, industrial certifications and a new route to success through applied skill learning.
North Idaho College’s Workforce Training Center focuses on the employee workforce, people who want specific skill-set training. This is also the site for diverse training for the business and manufacturing communities, regional worker retraining program and the Idaho Small Business Development Center and Riverbend Professional Technical Academy.

Recreation and enjoying natural surroundings are an important part of why people choose Post Falls. Residents can visit any one of our 27 parks, several of which are on the Spokane River. Sports, swimming, boating or just relaxing there’s a park that fills the bill.

Post Falls, incorporated in 1891 is named for Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock park.

Post Falls Associate City
Herborn, Germany (birthplace of City Founder Frederick Post)

Jacklin Arts and Culture Center

Post Falls Historical Society
Post Falls Historical Museum

Idaho State Historical Society
Idaho Historical Events

Museum of North Idaho

General Assistance
211 Care Line Connect to any Idaho Resource 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588
United Way of Kootenai County - 208-667-8112
Disability Action Center Northwest Independent Living - 208-664-9896
Kootenai County Assistance - 208-446-1880
Social Security - 800-772-1213

Health & Welfare
Idaho Health and Welfare
Food Stamps/Financial Assistance - 877-456-1233
Childcare (ICCP) - 866-343-2027
Medical - 866-326-2485
Automated Local Line - 208-769-1456
Community Action Partnership Kootenai County - 208-664-8757
St. Vincent de Paul H.E.L.P. Center M-F 8am -5pm - 208-664-3095

Meal Sites
American Legion Post 143 M - F 11:30 am - 1 pm
St. Vincent de Paul M - F 4 - 5:30 pm
Post Falls Senior Center M,W,F 12 pm $5 suggested donation for age 60 & up $8 for under 60

St. Vincent de Paul Men's & Women's Shelters - 208-664-3095
Women's Center Domestic Violence Shelter - 208-664-9303
Project Safe Place Teen Shelter - 208-676-0772
O.A.S.I.S. Post Falls - 208-773-1080
Fresh Start Warming Shelter - 208-667-9798

Idaho Housing Counseling - 208-667-3380

Vocational Rehabilitation - 208-769-1441
School Work Counselor - 208-769-1555
Dept. of Labor - 208-457-8789
NIC Workforce Training Center - 208-769-3444

Domestic Abuse or Rape
Kootenai County Sheriff - 208-446-1300
Women's Center - 208-664-9303
Victim's Services Unit - 208-773-1080, 208-773-3517
Rape Crisis Line - 208-661-2522

Health Care
Kootenai Medical Center - 208-666-2000
Heritage Health - 208-292-0292
Heritage Health Mobile Medical Clinic Every Monday @ Post Falls Food Bank, 9am-12pm
Heritage Dental 208-292-0697
Panhandle Health District - 208-415-5100
Care Plus @ Panhandle Health - 208-415-5270
Kootenai Urgent Care
Coeur d Alene - 208-667-9110
Post Falls - 208-777-9110
Hayden - 208-772-9110
North Idaho Aids Coalition - 208-665-1448
Fresh Start Medical Clinic (Sat Only) - 208-704-0908

Mental Health
Kootenai Behavioral Health - 208-666-2000
Children's Mental Health - 208-769-1515 After Hrs 1-866-769-1543
Adult Mental Health & 24-Hr Crisis Line - 208-769-1406 After Hrs 1-888-769-1405
Heritage Counseling and Behavioral Health Center - 208-292-0303
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - 208-664-6056 or 208-664-8485

Legal Assistance
Court Assistance Office for Kootenai County - 208-446-1186
Legal Aid - 208-667-9559
Legal Link - 208-664-3095
Volunteer Lawyers - 1-800-221-3295

Substance Abuse
Cocaine Hotline - 1-800-662-4357
Alcoholics Anonymous - 208-667-4633
Narcotics Anonymous - 208-699-2175
Port of Hope - 208-664-3300

Weight Issues & Eating Disorders
Overeater Anonymous - 664-8400
Eating Disorder Hotline - 1 - 800-931-2237
Kootenai Behavioral Health - 208-765-4800

Suicide Prevention
Region 1 Mental Health Crisis Line - 208-769-1406
Kootenai County Crisis Hotline - 208-664-1443
Suicide Hotline - 1-888-769-1405
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK

City Link Bus - 877-941-7433
Lake City Transportation -208-664-1501
White Tail Transportation -208-448-0848
Greyhound Bus - 208-664-3343