Due to a staff shortage, the City Clerk’s Office encourages residents to make an appointment for services such as finger printing and background checks. Walk-in services are available but extended wait times are expected. To make an appointment email or call 208-972-8150.
To avoid long wait and hold times, please utilize our online systems or send us a message.
The City of Boise issues specific types of business and individual licenses to maintain the health, safety and general welfare of the public. If you engage in any of the activities listed below, you are required to maintain a valid City of Boise license. All applicants applying for the first time must complete and meet all license requirements prior to the license being issued.
The city now allows you to apply for a license online. Note some of these licenses require a background check and finger printing for a complete application. These background checks must be conducted in person at City Hall. All licenses require a fee that is due when applications are submitted.
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We are aware of intermittent issues affecting our phone system and are working to resolve it. If you are unable to get through, please utilize our online systems, send us a message or visit us at City Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience.