Boise County Emergency Notifications: 208 462-0552
 Forms to Download
Land Development:

Subdivision Application

Minor Subdivision Application Requirement Checklist

Full/Large Subdivision Preliminary Requirement Checklist

Full/Large Subdivision Final Requirement Checklist

Administrative Exception:

Agricultrual 40 Acre Parcel Split

Condemnation, Acqusition or Widening of Existing Right of Way

Settlement of an Estate or a Court Order

Famiy Split

Lot/Parcel Line Adjustment

Lot/Pacel Vacation

(Sample Affidavit)


Road Standards Variance Application

Subdivision Ordinance Variance Request

Zoning and Development Variance Application


Conditional Use Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Building Permits:
Building Permit Application Procedures

Building Permit Application Procedures, Page 2

Electrical, Pluming & Mechanical Permit 

Residential Builders Handbook 

Rehabilitation Requirements for Pre 1976 Mobile Homes

Rehabilitation Check List

Wildland-Urban Interface Ordinance 2011-03

Flood Plain Application:

Flood Plain Development Application

Elevation Certificate

Office Contact Information


413 Main Street
Idaho City, Idaho, 83631

Phone: 208-392-2293
Fax: 208-392-2259

Rora Canody ext. # 150
Admin. Staff

Mindy Dorau ext. # 151
Admin. Staff

Open Monday - Friday
8:00 a. m to 5:00 p.m
Closed Holidays

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Boise County's Planning and Zoning Department Office





Boise County Frost Depth 36"

Boise County Wind load 70 mph/Wind Speed 90 mph 

Boise County recommended ground snow loads-depends on area; View Map

Boise County Generalized Future Land Use Map; View Map


Flood Ordinance: Adopted May 10, 2010

Building Permit Ordinance: 2007-02.  Adopted May 7, 2007

Wildland-Urban Interface Ordinance #2011-03: Adopted April 25, 2011

The purpose is to provide for requirements, exemptions, fees, permit revocation, expiration, appeals, penalty and violation, certificates of occupancy and completion.

Building Permit Application & Procedures

Central District Health Assessory Use Policy

For Electrical, Plumbing & Mechanical Permit  

Road & Bridge Application to Use Right-of-Way for an Approach

Road Standards Ordinance: 2005-04.  Adopted September 26, 2005. The purpose is to establish  and adopt road standards and conditions of design and construction, applicability, establishing road service classes and defining terms, setting forth a table of requirements and supplemental drawings, and setting forth variance procedures.

Street Naming and Address Numbering Ordinance: 98-3.  An Ordinance declaring a street name and address numbering system.

Subdivision Ordinance: 2006-02.  This ordinance was adopted by the Board of Commissioners December 6, 2005. The purpose is to establish jurisdiction, interpretation, and administration; providing definitions; establishing restrictions; establishing minor and full subdivision requirements ; establishing vacation of subdivision requirements; providing mitigation of effects of development; providing variances, violations and penalties, and effective date.  Full/Large Subdivision Preliminary Requirement Checklist, Full/Large Subdivision Final Requirement Checklist Minor Subdivision Application Requirement Checklist,

Road Ordinance: 2005-04 This ordinance was adopted by the Board of Commissioners September 26, 2005.

Zoning and Development Ordinance: 2001-07.  Adopted March 24, 2003.  This is to provide land use and development regulations, considering all lands within the jurisdiction of Boise County as one Multiple Use District.  This sets the standards and review procedures for various land uses.
Zoning and Development Ordinance, Table 2a
Zoning and Development Ordinance, Table 3a


State Statutes:

Title 22 Chapter 45 Right to Farm  

Title 67 Chapter 65 Local Land Use Planning  

DEVELOPER RESOURCES: EPA,DEQ,Stomwater,BMP's,Drinking Water,Waste Water and Guidance

 Catalog of Stormwater BMPs for Idaho Cities and Counties

Stormwater Management  - EPA

Low Impact Development (LID) – EPA

The Low Impact DevelopmentCenter – EPA/non-profit organization 

Stormwater Program – EPA

Drinking Water and Wastewater in Idaho:Guidance for Engineers and Developers 

Drinking Water: Forms, Checklists, and Worksheets for Public Water Systems

Environmental Assistance: What Can Local Governments and Communities Do to Prevent Pollution?  - air quality

Environmental Assistance: DEQ's Pollution Prevention Program – waste programs 

 Conservation practices and Idaho NRCS standards & practices- 

America's Byways Resource Center

 Idaho Department of Water Resources-

Idaho Department of Water Resources - Shallow Injection Well Inventories In Ada, Boise, Elmore & Valley Counties.

EPA & IDEQ Training April 9, 2009 Drinking Water , DEQ Drinking Water & Waste Water , Small Buiness Development Center, Environmental Regulation Overview , Environmental Regulation Overview2, DEQ Waste and Remediation Division Programs 

Idaho Power - New Construction,Dig-line, Overhead Services, FAQ's, ect.


School Mitigation Resolution #2007-12

Solid Waste fees for Construction and Demolition Debris #2008-18

Schedule of Fees Resolution #2012-02

Boise County's Comprehensive Plan - Adopted May 24, 2010

Land Use Glossary

Boise County Street List

The Boise County Planning and Zoning Commission consists of six (6) members of the Community.

Rosemary Powers Ardinger: Mores Creek Area
Dan Gasiorowski: Placerville Area                                                                                                                                                                         Mitchel Tain: Idaho City Area
Jayne Reed: Garden Valley Area
Thomas Faull: Horseshoe Bend Area 
John Jauregui: Garden Valley Area


  March 20, 2014 6:30 at Garden Valley High School


   North Ridge at Terrace Lakes 


Boise County Facilities Survey by Wilson Consulting Group

Populas Survey Letter, Presentation, Survey, Tables


Surveyors List


Community Economic Profile - Boise County

BLM Data - Community Economic Profile - Boise County

Comprehensive Plan Ordinance History


2010: January 21, 2010   February 18, 2010   March 18, 2010   April 15, 2010   June 17, 2010   July 15, 2010   August 19, 2010   September 16, 2010   October 6, 2010   November 18, 2010   December 16, 2010               

2011:January 20, 2011  February meeting cancelled March 17, 2011 April 21, 2011 May 19, 2011 June 23, 2011 July 21, 2011 August 19, 2011 No meeeting in Setember & October November 17, 2011 December 15, 2011

2012: January 13, 2012 - February meeting cancelled March 15, 2012 April 4, 2012 Special Meeting April 19, 2012 May 17, 2012 June 21, 2012 July 5, 2012 August 16, 2012 September 20, 2012 October 4, 2012, October 25, 2012 November 8, 2012 November 15, 2012 November 20, 2012 December 5, 2012 December 12, 2012

2013: January 2, 2013, January 17, 2013, January 31, 2013, February 13, 2013, February 28, 2013, March 7, 2013, March 21, 2013 UDO, March 21, 2012, April 3, 2013, April 18, 2013, April 25, 2013 May 8, 2013, May 16, 2013, May 22, 2013 UDO, May 22, 2013 June 5, 2013

All correspondence to the P&Z Commission should be directed through the Office at the following address:

Boise County Planning and Zoning
413 Main Street
Idaho City, Idaho, 83631

Phone: 208-392-2293

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