Community Resources & Relocation
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 2% on lodging and liquor by the glass, and 1% on other retail sales. In Sun Valley, the tax rate on lodging and retail sales was increased from 2 to 3% in January of 1999. 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).
Visitors generate approximately 80% of the total local option tax receipts. The proportion of local option tax receipts generated by visitor spending is considerably greater than the state sales tax, primarily because the state sales tax applies throughout the county, whereas the local option taxes apply to the principal visitor destinations and activities in the county. About two-thirds of all local option receipts in Ketchum are generated by visitors, whereas 95% of all such receipts in Sun Valley are visitor-related.
Real Estate and Housing
For businesses that can provide help with real estate and housing, please see our member directory.
History of Sun Valley
For information about the history of the Sun Valley area, please see the History of Sun Valley page in our About section.