Permitting and Licensing Update

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Permitting and Licensing System Update


The City of Boise will replace PDS Online and its existing permitting software later this summer. As the city prepares to bring the new Permitting and Licensing system online, all current PDS Online users are encouraged to create an account through the city’s Permitting and Licensing Portal. Step by step instructions for creating an account are in the video.

Watch Video: Create an Account 

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Why is the city updating this software?

The current system has been running since 1994 and is nearing the end of its usefulness. The new City of Boise Permitting and Licensing system, powered by Accela™, will allow integration with ePlanReview and other critical systems within the city, reducing duplication and improving transparency in the processing of applications.

The new permitting and licensing system will ultimately modernize how the Planning and Development Services department provides digital self-service options for citizens, including planning applications, building permits and building inspections.

Upcoming Training

Please sign up to learn more about our new Permitting and Licensing system. Below is a list of available training sessions by group. Based on which group you most identify with, select one the available training sessions. 

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You’ll also receive reminder emails one week before and one day before the training.

If you have questions about the new Permitting and Licensing system or any of these trainings, you can contact us here.

Government Agencies, Media/Press, Neighborhood Associations

For individuals in governmental agencies at the county and city-level, as well as members of the media, and any members of neighborhood associations.

Contractors and Architects

For individuals of various trades including building, plumbing, electrical and more. Also for architects.

Homeowners, Small Businesses and General Public

For any member of the public including homeowners, small businesses, and more.

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