Code and Business License Compliance

What is Code Compliance?

Code Compliance works with Boise's citizens to help resolve issues that impact quality of life, including complaints concerning violations of the zoning, sanitation and nuisance ordinances. Code Compliance also enforces business license regulations.

Code Compliance enforces the Boise City Code for businesses (Title 5), sanitation (Title 8-08) and zoning (Title 11). Code Compliance partners with businesses, neighborhood associations, agengies, non-profits and other concerned groups to resolve code violations. Code Compliance's goal is to help Boiseans resolve problems while dealing with these violations.

How to file a code compliance complaint

We have launched a new online system to better serve you.

The City of Boise has recently launched a new online system that allows you to report code compliance issues, including abandoned vehicles, online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account.

To report a code compliance issue online:

  1. Login here. If you are a first time user you will need to create an account. When setting up your account, select "Reporting Party" wehn selecting your contact type during the account registration process.
  2. After logging in, click "APPLY > COMPLIANCE SERVICE REQUEST" in the top menu bar. Review and accept the online disclaimer. Select the request type from the menu and complete your report.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (208)-972-8150 or

Please note: Anonymous calls for service will not be accepted. However, the names of private citizens filing a complaint remain confidential from the public or press for the duration of the investigation into their complaint.

Code Compliance can help resolve:

  • Business activities within a residential zone 
  • Businesses operating without a license
  • Accumulation of junk, trash or garbage 
  • Outdoor storage of junk or debris 
  • Accumulation of weeds, open areas of dry vegetation 
  • Yard/garage sales every weekend
  • Farm animals in residential areas
  • Bushes, shrubs, trees or fences blocking vision at street or driveway intersections
  • Abandoned or vacant buildings
  • Residential parking (parking on lawn)
  • People living in recreational vehicles
  • Inoperable or junked vehicles, or vehicle parts on private property (in plain view)
  • Burn ban complaints



Woodstove Burning

In order to prevent the existence of air quality that is unhealthful, a wood burning ban will be declared whenever the Idaho State DEQ reports an AQI value of 74 or greater for any pollutant measured by an approved monitor within the Treasure Valley and air stagnation conditions are forecasted to continue for at least 24-hours.

Homes with no alternative heat sources other than burning wood, may submit a Woodstove Exemption form.

Complaints about wood stove burning during a burn ban can be reported by emailing or calling 208-972-8150