Planning & Development Services


What's New?

  • Code Updates
    Effective January 1, 2018, code updates include the 2015 International Building Code, the 2015 International Existing Building Code, the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code and amendment to adopt portions of the 2015 International Residential Code. The Building Division will allow a grace period of up to 60 days to submit either under the updated codes or under the former codes (with written request and explanation). To view all current adopted building codes, click here: Current Codes.

  • Code Enforcement is now Code Compliance
    As of October 1, the Code Enforcement division is now part of the Office of Code Compliance and Community Resources. Click here for more information, or contact them at (208) 972-8150.
  • ePlanReview Upgrade
    The City of Boise Planning and Development Services Department has completed the second phase our our ePlanReview software upgrade.

    • Building permits active prior to Aug. 7 will use the existing process through completion. Commercial and Residential Building and Fire permits applied for after Monday, Aug. 7 at 8:00am MST will use the upgraded system.
    • Planning department and Sign (CSN) applications active prior to Sept. 5 will use the existing process until complete. All applications submitted on or after Tuesday, Sept. 5 will use the updated process.

    Please visit our ePlanReview webpage for information and instructions. For questions, please email or call (208) 608-7070.

  • Downtown Parks & Public Spaces
    The Downtown Parks and Public Spaces Master Plan lays out a vision for the City of Boise’s next generation of parks and public spaces Downtown.
  • Business Resources
    Boise, Idaho is a great place to do business. Our city is business-friendly and works closely with the State of Idaho, local utilities, and other partners to compete for your business. Let us show you why so many have chosen Boise.

  • New Flood Hazard Zones
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared revised maps that identify new flood hazard zones within Boise, as well as Ada and Canyon Counties. Review the maps online at