Planning & Development Services


Ordinance Updates

The City of Boise is proposing to repeal and replace the following ordinances. Learn more

Boise City Code Update

The City of Boise has recently made adjustments to City Code chapters and sections. To assist you in finding the code you are looking for, please refer to this crosswalk document that allows you to look up old City Code chapters and sections and see what the new chapters and sections are. You can find the new Boise City Code here. Thank you for your patience as we work to update all necessary documents and software systems.

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.