City of Boise Government

An administrative public-service division that maintains a complete and accurate record of all City Council proceedings; preserves and presents vital city records; conducts city-wide elections; supports the legislative work of the May or and the City Council; codifies and presents the code of city ordinances; publishes legal and public notices; regulates specific business activities, animals, and child care facilities; and provides prompt and courteous service to city residents, the Mayor. the City Council and city staff.

Corporate Secretary

As the secretary of the Municipal Corporation, the City Clerk is responsible for the preparation, reproduction, distribution and archiving of the City Council Work Session Agenda, City Council Agenda, Council Minutes, Public Hearing Schedule, agenda packet material, and other related documents. Information on providing Public Testimony to the City Council is available online. Our office is responsible for the preparation, distribution and archiving of the City Code.

City Council Live
City residents have the opportunity to view every City Council meeting live via the web. City Council evening meetings can be viewed online when the meeting is in session (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.). Past meetings can also be viewed online through the video archive .

City Elections
As the city's chief election official, the City Clerk will administer the next Municipal Election in November of 2009, Council seats 2, 4 and 6 will be open. A record of results from the 1997 through 2008 Municipal Elections are posted online with precinct-by-precinct vote breakdowns. A list of all the Mayors of the City of Boise since its incorporation in 1867 is also available online.

City Records
As the city's records manager, the City Clerk manages the official record center for all city Ordinances and Resolutions, Document Recordings, Annexations, Legal Notices and Publications, Contracts, Council Minutes and all other documents adopted by the City Council. Our office handles all Public Information Requests for these documents and has a record of all Council actions available online from 1983-1990 and 1991-1995. Our Records Center provides storage and indexing of vital city records from a variety of City Departments and Divisions.

Business, Animal, and Child Care Licensing
As the city's licensing official, the City Clerk oversees the regulation of specific types of Business Activities, Animals, and Child Care Facilities and Workers. Our licensing program provides a basic level of consumer protection, encourages quality child care and funds the animal control program.

Professional Associations
The City Clerk represents the City of Boise within the Asociation of Idaho Cities as a member of the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA). This network allows the City Clerk to represent issues of local importance to leaders within Ada County , the State of Idaho , and the United States Federal Government .

Customer Service Feedback
We are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible to our City Leaders, our fellow City Staff, the Citizens of Boise, and the public at-large. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning our website, our staff, our programs or our service please click here and send them to us, Thank-you

Planning & Development Services' fees are changing on May 1st. The PDS Online interface will also change on May 1st. If you need help navigating the site or determining fees, please call the permit desk at 208/384-3802. Review fees .

  • May is Building Safety Month
    All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building Safety Month is a month-long celebration of all aspects of building safety that helps families, employers and leaders understand and appreciate the best practices that keep the places where we live, work and play, safe.
  • HVAC Installations
    The International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code made changes that effect the installation of Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in new single-family and multi-family dwellings. New requirements

  • Downtown Occupancy Assistance
    The City of Boise's new Downtown Occupancy Assistance Program helps business owners who want to open, renovate or relocate in downtown Boise.

  • Minor Commercial Over the Counter Permits
    We offer Over the Counter permits for qualifying Commercial Occupancy Evaluation Requests . The service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applicants must first check in at the permit counter.

What's New?

  • Legal Notice for Public Comment and Meeting
    Annual Action Plan English Spanish

  • Housing & Homelessness Community Meetings
    On behalf of the City of Boise, the City of Meridian, the Department of Health & Welfare, Ada County, and the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, four community meetings were convened to discuss housing and homelessness issues in Ada County. These meetings allowed for different individuals from the community to come together to address their concerns and possible solutions regarding this topic.
    Click here to view the presentation slides.
    For recordings of the meetings, click here .

What is Housing & Community Development?

Housing & Community Development is a division of Boise's Planning & Development Services Department. We support a diverse range of issues affecting our community, from affordable housing to social and human services.

  • The City of Boise does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

  • Any document on Housing & Community Development's website can be translated into other languages upon request.

Our Mission Statement

  • To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income.


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