Rental Policies


The Community Center licensed to hold 112 people and features a certified kitchen. Reservations can be made by contacting Jack Glass, Facility Manager via the community center’s webpage,or by telephone (509) 878-1774.

Please note: One-time rentals must request a minimum 2 hour rate. Recurring scheduled rentals (i.e. weekly or monthly) may request a 1-hour rate Monday through Thursday.

2-7 hours per Hour Rate

Palouse Resident Non-Palouse Resident Charter Member Palouse Non-Profit Organization Non-Palouse Non-Profit Organization
$9.00/hour $20.00/hour $5.00/hour $8.00/hour $15.00/hour


8-30 CONSECUTIVE Hour Flat Rate Rental (see example)

Palouse Resident Non-Palouse Resident Charter Member Palouse Non-Profit Organization Non-Palouse Non-Profit Organization
$110 $200 $45 $75 $150

8 -30 consecutive hour example: Palouse resident reserves the facility from 8:00 am Saturday to 5:00 pm Sunday. 8:00 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday (30 hours) = $110. And 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (3 hours) = $27.00. Total rental fee would be $137.00.

Rental information:

The Palouse Community Center is available for rental seven days per week:  Prices vary according to residency; charter member; and non-profit status.  (See above rate chart). Include set-up and clean-up time in total rent time requested.

Download: Rental Contract and Policy Information


Reservations can be made by contacting Jack Glass Rental Manager (509-878-1774) or via the community center’s webpage (  Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not confirmed until security deposit and signed rental agreement are received. Rental payments should be paid by separate check at the time reservations are made.


A cancellation must be made one week prior to agreed rental use, by calling Jack Glass at 509-878-1774. If your reservation is made during a “prime calendar time”, (holidays, graduation, Palouse event days or Saturdays) then cancellation must be made two weeks prior to agreed rental use.  If cancellation is not received within that time period, the rental fee will not be returned.


Security/Damage deposit:

A refundable security/damage deposit in the amount of $125 is required to hold the reservation and may be used in event of damage or lack of leaving the premises in the condition in which it was rented.  (See further information on rental agreement page). Charter members are not required to pay a security deposit but are responsible for any damages or cleaning required.

Policies and Procedures:

A. The Palouse Community Center is a Smoke Free Facility.

B. User cannot tape or staple materials in any way to the walls, ceiling or acoustic panels. No, nails, screws, or other objects are allowed. Ribbons, balloons or other lightweight items may be tied or hung from the overhead ceiling spans. All decorations must be removed immediately following the event.

C. Intentional disregard of the posted instructions for the acoustic panels will result in a $125 fee. Incidental damage to panels will be assessed by actual expenses to clean or replace panels.

D. User is responsible for returning all round tables and chairs to their original locations. Other tables and chairs used for the event must be returned to their appropriate storage cart.

E. Instructions on the use of the kitchen and the equipment is covered during the scheduled orientation tour of the facility by a Palouse Community Center board member and is posted in the kitchen. The renter is responsible for proper cleaning of the kitchen immediately after the conclusion of the event. If the after-event inspection determines that the kitchen was not properly cleaned, the security/damage deposit will be reduced by the cost of proper cleaning.

F. Use of the kitchen includes: sinks, designated refrigerator (Note: there is no freezer), coffee makers, ovens, dishwasher, dishes, cooking utensils, and any other equipment or item covered during the orientation session.

G. No repair work is to be done to the facility by unauthorized personnel.

H.  If alcoholic beverages are served, or food prepared or served, the required permit is to be purchased, copy provided at the time of the orientation session prior to event, and must be visibly displayed during the event.

I. All trash must be removed from the Community Center and placed in the dumpster located in the NE corner of the parking lot. All food must be removed.

J. Bowls, cooking equipment or other kitchen items are NOT to be removed, even temporarily.

K. Floors must be swept and mopped and tables and chairs wiped clean. A fee of $50 will be withheld from the security deposit if the facility is not left in the same condition as at beginning of the rental event. All rugs, both inside and out, must be vacuumed. If for some reason you can’t and/or don’t want to clean-up after the event, arrangements can be made to have an employee of the community center clean for you for $50.Contact Jack Glass (509-878-1774) for details.

Serving food for a public event? You might need a food permit.

Temp Food Service Application

What is a temporary food event?

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