General Services

City Hall


375 D Street

PO Box 50220

Idaho Falls, ID 83405



Chandra Witt
(208) 612-8431
Kim Arehart
(208) 612-8431


















The General Services Division is responsible for administration of the following divisions: Building Maintenance, Civic Auditorium, Equipment Maintenance Facility (EMF), Property Management and Purchasing. General Services oversees various construction projects, negotiates land and property leases; and is responsible for budgeting, purchasing and replacing, all City-owned vehicles and equipments.



Civic Auditorium:
The Civic Auditorium  is a performing arts venue, located at 501 South Holmes. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 1,892 and is used for a variety of purposes including theater, dance, choir, and concert performances; as well as school events and business meetings. For scheduling and contact information, please see the following link.  Civic Auditorium Events
Building Maintenance:
The Building Maintenance division employs eleven (11) individuals and is responsible for maintaining and improving over 200 City-owned facilities. Building Maintenance provides oversight for the cleaning of City facilities; and is responsible for maintaining plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling as well as painting, and carpentry work as needed.
Property Management:
Property Management is responsible for acquiring registration and titles for all City equipment, recording all asset information pertaining to equipment, and overseeing the surplus auction, which include used equipment and all other surplus items. Property Management is responsible for inventory control, tracking the costs of construction projects and maintaining all real property files.
The City of Idaho Falls has a central purchasing system that is staffed by a Purchasing Agent and a Purchasing Clerk. All purchases over $500.00 for equipment, goods, and services, are processed through the Purchasing division. Purchasing is also responsible for writing, preparing, issuing and overseeing quotes and bids, with the exception of most construction projects. The Purchasing division is located in City Hall at 308 Constitution Way.
Equipment Maintenance:
The Equipment Maintenance division employs thirteen (13) individuals. This division is responsible for the maintenance of the City's entire fleet, consisting of over 600 pieces of large equipments. The City has many specialized types of equipment including; dump trucks, street sweepers, Police and Fire equipment, as well as all the turf equipment used on the City's three (3) golf courses. The Equipment maintenance division also maintains the fuel inventory for the City's fourteen (14) fuel tanks, fuel delivery truck and all fuel card lock purchases.