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Boise's Development Review Process


Boise’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDS) is tasked with ensuring new developments and other land use changes throughout the city help Boise achieve its goal of becoming the most livable city in the country.

We've created several documents that help explain the development review process.

Public Meeting Information



What's New?


  • Building Boise Newsletter
    "Building Boise" is Planning and Development Services' new quarterly e-newsletter. Each issue will have information about the city's development review and permit process, including new services or requirements. Sign up


Business Resources


  • Boise Competes
    Boise has a vibrant, enduring, values-driven economy. Boise Competes is our economic development promise to you. Which means we’re working hard every day to make our city the best it can be. Our goal: align resources with opportunities to ensure Boise’s economy remains lasting, innovative and vibrant for years to come. 

  • Start Your Business Tool
    The Start Your Business Tool makes it easier than ever to launch a business in Boise. The online tool lets you check zoning, determine required permits and licenses, and even estimate fees. Still in the idea phase? Use the online tool to check requirements for various addresses.