Planning and Development Services

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 is committed to "Building Boise Together."

Notice of Changes

The City of Boise remains committed to serving our residents and meeting the needs of our growing community. To continue to provide the quality of constituent services we are dedicated to, we are making the following changes for the next six-months, effective immediately:

  • Permitting first review target days have been eliminated from the website. Staff will continue to work as quickly as possible through permits.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission will only meet once a month starting March 1. Learn More


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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