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The City of Payette is dedicated to promoting growth and development within the City's business community with a proactive approach designed to retain, assist, and attract businesses of all sizes.

This approach has resulted in a diverse and successful business base positioned all over town.

Businesses are attracted by Payette's strategic location, local resources, incentive packages, cooperative local officials, and superior amenities.


* The area boasts over 51 acres of community parkland. To that end, the City of Payette houses 9 developed parks and approximately a 1/2 mile of greenway trail. Enjoy playgrounds, athletic fields, movies in the park, picnic shelters, and the indoor/outdoor pools or special events. Payette is proud to be home to the Harmon Killebrew Miracle Field - the first of its kind in the state!

* The Snake River is at our backdoor and is a treasure for outdoor enthusiasts, jet skiers, boaters, fisherman, and much, much more. Centennial Park is the site for our North End Marina, used by boaters in all seasons.

* Payette County Recreation Department oversees activities from typical - baseball, T-ball, soccer, flag football - to nature-based enrichment programs and non-traditional sports.

Scotch Pines Golf Course - Payette is known for its great golf, and an excellent course is right here. This public golf course includes a champion 18 hole golf course, driving range, putting green, practice chipping green with practice bunker and newly remodeled clubhouse.

*Nestled in the middle of Scotch Pines Golf Course lies the Payette Municipal Airport. The airport, just north of Payette, has a small-town charm where people always smile and call each other by first name. Many pilots and non-pilots alike have dubbed it the "friendliest little airport in the west". Pilots from all over the Northwest come to Payette just to play a round of golf and have lunch at the Scotch Pines clubhouse, as do many residents and business people.


Top Schools for Tomorrow's Jobs

Top schools plant seeds of community and enterprise. With exceptional placement scores and graduation rates, the Payette School District prepares students for higher education and jobs in a new global economy.

Payette has close ties and proximity to Treasure Valley Community College,  and other colleges and universities such as Boise State, College of Idaho, and Northwest Nazarene University that offer world-class education as well as continuing education for growing skills and retooling careers.

Payette School District

The Payette School District serves over 1,500 students  residing in Payette and Payette County. The District boasts award-winning educators, a strong partnership with area businesses and a high graduation rate.

- The District uses community enrichment and area businesses for education opportunities. Partnerships wit businesses includes tours and internships.

- The District works with students to develop individual education and career pathways. This includes partnering with Treasure Valley Community College, where some students are involved in coursework, four-year institutions or directly with professions such as manufacturing.


The Safety of a Small, Tight-Knit Community

Residents and businesses in Payette enjoy quiet, quality neighborhoods and the safety of a tight-knit community. The area's low violent and property crime ratings are a reason people come to reside in our community.

Community protectors and responders

As one of Payette County's most rapidly growing communities, Payette is also one of the safest in the area. Keeping up this standard is the area's dedicated police and fire fighters/EMTs.

Payette Police Department

Chief Gary Marshall
 leads a sworn staff of 14 officers and 2 civilians. The department is dedicated to community policing and improved quality of life for residents.

The Payette Police Department participates and supports the High Desert Drug Task Force, has a K-9 Program, supports a School Resource Officer Program, and has members assigned to the Payette County Swat Team.

The Department also has seasoned officers with specialized training as in:

- Traffic Reconstruction
- Questioned Documents Evaluator
- Range Master
- Tazer Instructor
- Dectectives

The Payette Police Department is proud to announce that it has pioneered the "School Lock Down Program" in the State of Idaho, ensuring the safety of all students and staff in Payette!

Payette Police Department
700 Center Avenue
Payette, Idaho 83661
website: www.cityofpayette.com

pepperPayette Fire & Rescue

Housed in a centrally located station in Payette, the Payette Fire & Rescue Department professionally serves Payette.

Led by Chief Steve Castenada, the department consists of over 28 volunteer members and 5 full-time employees, with 12 being cross-trained as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), providing the department with the dynamic resources need to swiftly protect the community and its neighbors.

Annually, the department responds to approximately 900 calls with 75% of those calls being EMS related.

Payette Fire Department
600 South 16th Street
Payette, Idaho 83661
website: www.payettedps.com