Business Vehicle

The City of Boise regulates business vehicles to maintain the health, safety and general welfare of the public. The Business Vehicle application covers the following license types:

  • Commercial vehicle
  • Taxi vehicle (This license has specific prerequisites - see below). 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EXISTING LICENSE HOLDERS

Existing Taxi Vehicle and Commercia Vehicle licenses are being extended until after the first of the year (2019). If you have an existing license you will receive an updated license with the new expiration date in the mail in the coming weeks, along with more information on how to renew your license going forward. 

Additionally, there will be no visual inspections at the City Shop in June. Visual inspections will be conducted upon renewal of your license after the first of the year (2019). You will get a notification about the new date for your inspection in the mail soon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City Clerk's office at (208) 972-8150 or cityclerk@cityofboise.org.


Commercial Vehicle

The City of Boise has recently launched a new online licensing system that allows you to apply for your commercial vehicle license online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account.

Before applying, please have the following information available:

  • Vehicle Make/Year/Model, VIN and License Plate
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection
  • Proof of your General Motor Liability Insurance Policy in the amount of $500,000.00 naming the City of Boise as a "Certificate Holder", issued by an insurance company duly licensed and approved to conduct business in the State of Idaho. 

Step 1: Apply Online

  1. Login here. If you are a first time user you will need to create an account
  2. After logging in, click "APPLY > LICENSE" in the top menu bar.
    • Review and accept the online disclaimer.
    • Select the Business Vehicle Application from the menu and apply.

Taxi Vehicle

License Prerequisites

  • Unique Vehicle Color Scheme approved by the City Clerk's Office. (Must be done prior to application) See below.
  • Vehicle registration.
  • Certificate of liability insurance for each vehicle ($500,000).
  • Be at least 18 years of age and the bona fide owner or lessee of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle Taxi Number assignment. (Taxi numbers will not be given out until the application fee is paid).
  • Vehicle inspection signed by the City Shop.
  • Sealed and Calibrated Taxi Meter and permanently affixed and Operational Hood (Top) light.

This license is good for the vehicle only and all vehicles used by the business have to be licensed separately. All drivers must have a valid city taxicab drivers license.

Taxi Vehicle Inspections

  • Inspection Fee: Found in the City Clerk's Fee Schedule (Paid to the City during the first Quarter only.)
  • Expiration: Quarterly
  • Vehicle Registration and valid Ada County Emissions Test.
  • Please note: All vehicle inspections must be completed before the expiration of the current Vehicle Inspection license.
  • 1st Quarter Inspections are done by pre-arranged appointment only. Call (208) 972-8150 for information.
  • These authorized commercial inspection shops will perform vehicle inspections for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters:
    • Bruneel Auto Service, 716 Vista Ave
    • Dale's Sinclair 2602 S. Vista
    • Big "O" Tires
      • 1422 Main St, (208) 342-5525
      • 2013 S. Broadway Ave, (208) 345-7361
      • 7199 W. Fairview Ave, (208) 376-3422
      • 4602 W. State St., (208) 366-4332
    • Boise Tire Company, Inc
      • 6730 Glenwood, (Glenwood & State),(208)  853-8473
      • 10611 Fairview Ave, (Fairview & Five Mile), (208) 322-7701
      • 2566 Broadway Ave, (Linden & Broadway), (208) 342-7001
      • 1404 S. Orchard, (Just off Overland), (208) 342-9308

Application

The City of Boise has recently launched a new online licensing system that allows you to apply for your commercial vehicle license online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account.

  1. Login here. If you are a first time user you will need to create an account
  2. After logging in, click "APPLY > LICENSE" in the top menu bar.
    • Review and accept the online disclaimer.
    • Select the Business Vehicle Application from the menu and apply.

For questions or additional information on the new system, please visit the Permitting & Licensing FAQ's.