In fall 2019, Councilmember Lisa Sánchez presented a rental application fee proposal that addressed concerns with rental fees within the City of Boise. The proposal was later approved by City Council, making it an ordinance in the City of Boise. The ordinance specifically outlines application criteria for rentals, requirements for property owners, a set amount for rental fees, rules for current tenants, and potential fines. Taken in total, these criteria are aimed at creating greater transparency in the assessment and processing of rental application fees, as well as helping renters better manage the fees associated with rental applications.
Violations of this ordinance are a misdemeanor and should be reported to the Boise Police Department for investigation.