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In preparation for the August 18 launch of Planning and Development Services in the new Permitting and Licensing system, the current PDSOnline system will no longer be in service effective 5:00 PM Thursday, August 13.

Documents and permit details will still be visible, but you will not be able to apply, pay, or schedule inspections for any permits in PDSOnline. Starting Tuesday, August 18, all permitting and licensing functions will be moved to the new Permitting and Licensing system.

No Inspections will occur on Monday, August 17. For emergencies, please contact the Building department at 208-608-7070.

Please contact us with any questions.

Boards and Commission Meetings

Public Health Emergency Order
The City of Boise issued a Public Health Emergency Order on March 19, 2020 suspending most Boise City board and commission meetings. Learn more

Virtual Meetings
While most board and commission meetings have been suspended due to the city’s Public Health Emergency Order, several commission and committee meetings are being held virtually. Learn more

Boise's Planning and Development Services continues to provide services online, over the phone or by email.
All applications can be applied for, reviewed, processed and paid for electronically online, and on the record testimony is still accepted by email. All building inspection services are still operational. Speak to a staff member over the phone by calling (208) 608-7100.

Planning and Development Services (PDS) consists of four interconnected divisions that work to ensure a safe, livable and economically viable community. Through robust building compliance, current and long-term city planning and transportation planning, housing and community development, and collaborative administration and operations, PDS works with the community to make Boise the most livable city in the country.


The Building Division is responsible for issuing building permits and overseeing development in the City of Boise.

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The Planning Division is responsible for overseeing the planning and zoning process for the City of Boise.

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Housing and Community Development

The Housing and Community Development Division supports livability from housing choice to neighborhood vitality.

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Operations and Administration

Managing department needs and maintaining records.

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