The City of Boise issues specific types of business and individual licenses to maintain the health, safety and general welfare of the public. If you engage in any of the activities listed below, you are required to maintain a valid City of Boise license. FAQs | Fees 

All applicants applying for the first time must complete and meet all license requirements prior to the license being issued.

The City of Boise has recently launched a new online licensing system that allows you to apply for your business or animal license online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account. Please note that some license application names have changed.

* Requires a background check and fingerprinting, which must be performed at Boise City Hall (150 N. Capitol Blvd.) before the license can be issued.


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