Permits and Licenses

Where Do I Go To Get A Permit Or License?

The City Clerk is the local licensing officer for specific types of business activities, and child care facilities and workers.  Other departments also issue permits for things such as burning, construction, discharge of wastewater, encroachments, fireworks, etc.  For more information regarding permit requirements, please refer to the list below or call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Alcohol License - Required for all establishments serving beer, wine , and hard liquor. Apply early, as application must be approved by City Council. State and County license also required. For new licenses, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229, as there are limits on areas of sale.  For license renewals, CLICK HERE to download application.

Arcade License - Required for all firms with 10 or more amusement machines in operation on their premises.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.  

Building Permit – Required when constructing, altering or repairing a building.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Burn Permit - Required to burn waste material within the city limits.  For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

Childcare License - CLICK HERE  

Construction Permits (Hazardous Operations) - For information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229, or the Fire Department, 769-2340. 

Curb Painting Permit - Required for anyone painting house numbers on curbs.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Demolition Permit – Required when tearing down a building. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267.

Designated Manufactured Home Setting Permit – Required when moving a manufactured home to a private city lot.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Discharge Permits - All commercial or industrial facilities that discharge non-domestic wastewater into the city’s sewer system must obtain a discharge permit from the utility. For more information, please call the Wastewater Department, 769-2281. 

Drain Layer Registration - Required for any company/persons laying any service pipe or doing excavation that is, or will be, connected to the waterworks or sewer system of the City. Not required if Idaho State Plumbing license held. Bond and proof of insurance required.  Please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Detective License - Required for any person/agency performing investigations or investigative work within the City limits. Agency licenses require five years previous law enforcement experience. Criminal history background check required.  Please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

Encroachments Permits - Required when operating heavy equipment or performing work on or near a city right-of way. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Fire Code/Alarm/Sprinkler System Plan Review - For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340. 

Fireworks Permits - Required for any persons wishing to sell or display fireworks within the Coeur d' Alene City limits. Filing deadline for sales is May 15. Approval by City Council and subject to inspections by Fire Department.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.  For special displays, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.

Flood Plain Permits - For construction in the Flood Plain, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Food/Vendor Permit - Required for any Vendor wishing to sell food or other products on any City owned property. This includes parks, beaches, docks. sidewalks, City streets etc. 21 day advance application and City Council approval is required. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.

Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Operations Permits - Examples include carnivals/fairs, batteries, compressed gases, cutting & welding, dry cleaning, explosives, flammable liquids, liquid petroleum gas, open burning, refrigeration equipment, storage of scrap tires, waste handling facilities, etc.  For more information, please call the Fire Department, 769-2340.  

Home Occupation Certificate - Required for any person conducting any activity for compensation from their residence. This includes home computer businesses, home offices etc. To renew your home occupation certificate, please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  New applicants should contact the City Clerk's Office for more information, 769-2229.   

Kennel License - Required for all commercial kennels. Non-Commercial Kennel license required for all households possessing, harboring, or maintaining more than four dogs over six months of age, within the City limits.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Massage License - Required for any facility other than a regularly licensed physician or hospital, who engages in treatment by application of mechanical/manual manipulation of soft tissues of human body and /or by use of sweat, or any other kind of bath. Criminal history background check required. For a NEW massage facility license, CLICK HERE to download the application form.  To RENEW a massage facility license, CLICK HERE to download the application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Mechanical Permit – Required for installation, alteration or repair of a heating, ventilating or air conditioning system. For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Mobile Home Hook-Up Permit – Required when moving a mobile home to a zoned park. A State setting permit is also required.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Mobile Home Park License - Required for all Mobile Home Parks within the city limits. Fire Department Inspection annually. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Moving Permit - Required when moving a building to a new location.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Outdoor Eating Permits - Encroachment permit required for all establishments extending premises by placing tables/chairs on sidewalks or other City property for outdoor eating purposes. If alcohol served, sidewalk must be cored & barriers installed. Also required for outside seating on private property.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Parade/Public Assembly/Block Watch/Street Fairs Permit - Required for any event requiring street blockages, or activity occurring whereby traffic/pedestrian travel will be impeded. 21 day advance application for events. 14 day advance application for Block watch Events. For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Plumbing Permit – Required for installation, alteration or repair of a plumbing system.  For more information, call the Building Department, 769-2267.  

Pretreatment Permits - All commercial or industrial facilities that discharge non-domestic wastewater into the city’s sewer system must obtain a discharge permit from the utility.  For more information, please call the Wastewater Department, 769-2281. 

Re-Roof Permit – Required when repairing or replacing a building roof.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Sign Permit - Required for any exterior signage, or attention getting device within City limits. Separate permit required per each sign.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Security License - Required for any agency/persons engaged in business of watching, guarding, protecting, any premises, property, or persons or who patrol streets, districts, or territories within the City limits for such purposes. Criminal history background check required.  Please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Site Development Permit - Allows commercial dirt work to begin before the issuance of a building permit. This permit also covers work where site development is required but a building permit is not required.  For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Sprinkler Permit – Required when installing landscaping irrigation.   For more information, please call the Building Department, 769-2267. 

Taxi Cab Company - License required to operate taxicab for hire within City limits. Vehicles must be inspected. Requires insurance.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229. 

Tree Permit - Tree permits are required before planting, pruning or removing trees within the right of way.  For more information, please call the city's Urban Forester at 769-2266, or CLICK HERE to download a Permit Application. 

Tree Service License - Required by any person pruning, planting, topping, or removing a tree in which 51% or more of the tree trunk or shrub base at ground level is on public property or public right of way.  Please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.  

Used Merchandise Dealer Permits (Business & Individual) - Required for all persons loaning money/receiving personal property as pledge with a conditional sales contract. Includes anyone engaging in business of buying, selling, or dealing in used or. secondhand personal property, rebuilt or reconditioned goods, wares or merchandise. Excludes car dealers holding dealer permits, or where merchandise consists of at least 90% objects of art, curios or household furniture.  For an individual license, please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For a Used Merchandise Dealer license, please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  To RENEW a Used Merchandise Deal License, please CLICK HERE to download an application form.  For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office, 769-2229.   

 

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