Economic Development Division


The City of Chubbuck is nestled between the Portneuf Valley and the Snake River Plain at the crossroads of 2 interstates and 1 state highway. Chubbuck offers a business-friendly regulatory environment and is proactively reinventing its neighborhoods, streets, and ordinances to further assist residents and business owners to realize their own piece of the American dream.

Chubbuck offers residents access to a large and ever-growing park system, large and small, and is only a short drive to world class mountain biking at the City Creek Trail system, hiking and camping in the national forest, trout and bass fishing on the Portneuf and Snake rivers, skiing at Pebble Creek, and access to the awe-inspiring views and wildlife at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and Craters of the Moon National monument.

Chubbuck is the home to incredible businesses across numerous sectors, from the headquarters of Idaho Central Credit Union with over 500 employees on-site, to small startups specializing in outdoor recreation products, energy and battery technology, and more. Businesses in Chubbuck find a fast entitlement and permitting process that seeks to find solutions to problems (not reasons to deny applications), access to the Pocatello Regional Airport and Union Pacific Railroad, low power rates, broadband internet, local business owners dedicated to helping each other succeed, and a steady labor supply from Idaho State University, a university with traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees but also numerous highly rated technical programs such as computer aided drafting, CNC machining, power generation technology, IT systems, instrumentation engineering, and unmanned aerial systems.


Devin Hillam, AICP, MPA. Director
(208) 239-3239

Devin Hillam, the department director and executive director of the urban renewal agency in Chubbuck, coordinates economic development efforts in the City with our regional economic development partner, Bannock Development Corporation, and at the City staff level to ensure that processes for new and expanding businesses are as efficient and effective as possible. Devin’s passions are enhancing public spaces through design, building better pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and preserving and enhancing the quality of life and the built environment for existing residents of the City while accommodating growth. Contact Devin to learn about opportunities that are not listed on Gem State Prospector and/or if you need information from our regional utility and service provider partners and economic development partner, Bannock Development Corporation.

General steps to Project Entitlement:

  1. Planning Conference to discuss land use and development plans and concerns- Submit application and materials to Development Services Division 1 week before desired meeting.
  2. Design Review Committee Clearance- Submit application 2 weeks before meeting to City Clerk’s Office.
    1. Items generally considered include:
      1. Landscaping and trees along ROW and in interior parking areas
      2. Ensuring that parking requirements are satisfied
      3. No light trespass allowed off-site
      4. Ensuring that stormwater generated will be retained on-site
      5. Requiring knox boxes on commercial buildings
      6. Requiring non-residential wastewater discharge and pre-treatment facilities per the use
      7. Ensuring that the transportation proposal meets access management policies and reviewing whether traffic studies required
      8. Reviewing ability for sanitation vehicles to service the property (note, City dumpsters are serviced via a front-load vehicle; individual cans are serviced via a side-load vehicle)
      9. Reviewing sign details and placement
      10. Reviewing setbacks and other bulk and placement standards
      11. Others as needed
  3. Platting (if necessary)- 2 weeks for a short plat. If the full process is required, a preliminary plat approval generally takes 6 weeks and a final plat approval generally takes 2 weeks plus additional time to review construction plans/designs. Submit applications and materials to Development Services Division.
  4. Land Use Entitlements (if necessary)- Timing depends on the nature and type of the entitlement but 6-8 weeks is normal. Can be run concurrent with platting stages. Submit applications and materials to Planning Division.
  5. Building plan review- 7-10 business days. Submit applications and materials to Building Division.
    Business License- Obtain at least 2 weeks before business opens. Submit applications and materials to City Clerk’s Office.

Hours of Operation

City Hall Lobby Hours
Monday thru Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm

Friday 7:30am-11:30am


City Hall / Mayor's Office

(208) 237-2400
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202



Inspections / Permits

(208) 417-7176
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Public Works Yard

(208) 237-2430
175 Park Lawn
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Police Station

(208) 237-7172
5160 Yellowstone Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Utility Billing

(208) 417-7175
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Public Works

(208) 237-2430
290 East Linden Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Fire Station

(208) 237-3212
4727 Yellowstone Ave.
Chubbuck, ID 83202