Why do I need a permit?
When you get the proper permits for your construction work, you are protecting your home and family. The City of Boise wants to ensure that your home is structurally sound, free of fire hazards and safe to occupy. Requiring permits provides a permanent record of the work performed and the inspections conducted on the project.
Can I do the work myself?
Homeowners may perform work on their primary residence without registering as a contractor with the State of Idaho.
- If you act as the sub-contractor on your project, you must get a permit for the work and perform the work yourself.
- If you’re not doing all of the work yourself (such as electrical, plumbing or mechanical work), the person performing the work must be a State of Idaho registered and licensed contractor in that trade.