Development Permits or Requirements for Public Works

The City of Boise Public Works Department has certain requirements based on the type of development.

Commercial, Industrial, Residential or Subdivision

For commercial, industrial, residential or subdivision developments, Public Works has requirements and standards as it relates to:

  • Addressing and Mapping
  • Commercial Drainage
  • Pressure Irrigation Design
  • Trash Enclosure Design
  • Hillside Technical Reports
  • Sewer Tap/Plug
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Street Lights

The City of Boise maintains street lights on public streets. View street light installation requirements to learn more.

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Sewer Design

The Boise sewer system is a collection of more than 782 miles of pipes that weave underneath the city. Review sewer requirements, sewer connection information and more.

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Tenant Improvement

Review the dental waste best management practices and the Boise City Non-Stormwater Disposal BMP Guidebook

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Wastewater Discharge

If you are an industrial or commercial business that discharges or plans to discharge wastewater to the City of Boise sewer system, please contact the Boise Pretreatment Program at (208) 608-7523.


To schedule an inspection for any of the following, please contact City of Boise Public Works Inspections at (208) 608-7549.

  • Sewer tap
  • Sewer plug
  • Sanitary sewer (new construction within public right-of-way)
  • Commercial drainage
  • Street light installation
  • Pressure irrigation system installation and testing

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