Valley County Evacuation Policy

Level 1 Evacuation

Persons are warned that current or projected threats from hazards associated with an incident are severe. This is the time for preparation, precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock

If conditions change every attempt will be made to notify residents and businesses.

Level 2 Evacuation

Conditions indicate a good probability that hazards associated with an incident will severely limit the conditions (roads in and out of the area, escape routes) to provide emergency service protection. Dangerous conditions exist that may threaten life and safety of residents or businesses, information will be given on evacuation routes to be taken. Everyone must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. This may be the only notice received; attempts will be made to advice residents and businesses as the conditions change.

Level 3 Evacuation

Current conditions present specific and immediate threat(s) to the life and safety of persons with in the area, and by Section 46-1008 of the Idaho Code, with a Proclamation signed by the Governor of the State of Idaho an Immediate Evacuation of the area is required. The Sheriff will use all reasonable means to evacuate residents from the area and maintain ingress and egress to the designated area, and residents will not be allowed to return until conditions are safe. If this evacuation level is ignored everyone must understand that emergency services may not be available.

Sheriff Patti Bolen

Phone (208) 382-7150
Fax (208) 382-7170


David Stambaugh
(208) 382-7155


Kevin Copperi
(208) 382-7155

Phone Numbers

Civil (208) 382-7150
Crisis Line (208) 382-5310
Dispatch (208) 382-5160
Drivers License (208) 382-7158
Jail (208) 382-7168
Records (208) 382-7159
Emergency 911