Metal Detecting Permit

Metal detecting is permitted in City of Boise parks and facilities with the procurement of a Boise Parks and Recreation Department metal detecting permit.

A metal detector is defined as an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal objects nearby. Metal detectors can be useful for finding metal objects hidden within other objects or buried underground. Metal detectors often consist of a handheld unit, with a sensor probe that can be swept over the group.

Metal detecting permits cost $12 and can be purchased online or over the phone at (208) 608-7600.

When Purchasing Online:

  • Once the metal detecting permit has been purchased, you will receive a receipt and the application by email.
  • Please fill out the application and click submit at the end of the application.
  • Once we receive your application, we will mail the metal detecting permit to you.

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