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Community Resources

Looking to relocate to Sun Valley? We don’t blame you. Most of us did the same after a visit here. The following pages contain links to community organizations that can help you with your move and let you know about what services we have.
Soon we’ll be saying “Hi, neighbor!”

Business Guide and Business Relocation

Please visit the City of Ketchum's website for zoning, liscensing and code information. 

Government & Taxes

Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue, and Carey are the 5 incorporated cities in Blaine County. All are governed by an elected mayor and a city council. In addition, the unincorporated county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners. 

Both Ketchum and Sun Valley are authorized by the state to levy a local option tax. In Ketchum, the tax rate is 3% on lodging and liquor by the glass, and 2% on other retail sales. In Sun Valley, the tax rate on lodging and retail sales is 4%. Various exemptions apply to these taxes (e.g., groceries & medical in both jurisdictions, in Sun Valley building materials and lift tickets were exempted in January 1999).

Real Estate and Housing

For businesses that can provide help with real estate and housing, please see our business directory.

Recycling and Waste Removal

Blaine County recycles mixed paper, plastics 1-5, and aluminum/tin curbside. We have several drop off locations for glass and cardboard, and our main Recycle Center accepts items such as batteries, household hazerdous waste, and electronics. We also participate in Hilex Poly's plastic bag recycle program. They accept items such as plastic grocery bags, produce/newspaper bags, dry cleaner bags, cereal box liners, and plastic wrapping. Drop off locations for these items can be found at all Atkinsons Markets, the ERC, The Community School, LL Greens, Kings, and the Blaine County Annex building.
Click here for a complete list of drop off locations and acceptable items.

Blaine County Recycling Center at the Ohio Gulch Transfer Station
110 Ohio Gulch Road in Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-0880
Hours of Operation: Mon—Sat, 8:00—5:00

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