Commercial Use Permit

The City of Boise provides opportunities for entities to apply for a permit allowing them to conduct classes, lessons, tours or demonstrations on city-owned/managed waterways and properties. Permit applications shall be accepted throughout the year, with first consideration being given to applications received by February 28th each year.

Entities wishing to acquire a permit to operate on city-owned/managed waterways and/or properties shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, and ordinances, the terms and conditions stated in the Commercial Use Application, and the following standards, requirements, terms, and conditions. Some Boise Parks and Recreation sites may be ineligible for the Commercial Use Program entirely or for a portion of the calendar year. Please note, restricted sites are subject to change under the department’s discretion.

To obtain a permit to conduct lessons, classes, demonstrations, on Boise City managed properties, the following fees are required:

Fee for up to 100 uses per calendar year:

$365 (Boise City residents)
$565.75 (non-residents)

Additional fee for over 100 uses per calendar year:

$650 (Boise City residents)
$1,007.50 (non-residents)

Please note, permittees wishing to conduct special events or special uses beyond the scope of their permit may be required to obtain an additional permit and pay additional fees to the City of Boise.

Completed applications should be submitted via email or via mail:
Parks and Recreation Administration Office
1104 Royal Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706

2024 Commercial Use Application (PDF)

Learn more by visiting Idaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing Board.

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