Our MISSION is to protect the public from hazardous conditions related to construction
and to increase energy efficiency through education and enforcement of
State of Idaho adopted building codes. 

The Nampa Building Department strives to provide timely plan review and
responsive inspection services within the City of Nampa city limits through the
enforcement of State adopted building codes for the health, safety, and welfare of
citizens of the community. Permits are required before performing any new construction, building addition, alteration or repair of existing buildings and structures; including
all plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work.

Please call us if you have any questions about our permit application process. 


At times, a land developer will invest resources into surveying, building design, and site design, only to discover during the building permit application process that the proposed land use is not permitted in that location. Others have designed projects that must be redesigned after a required design review process or after discovering adopted development agreement conditions.

To avoid these situations, the City of Nampa’s Planning & Zoning Department has created a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE form. This simple form will now be required to be approved by Planning & Zoning staff and submitted as a part of the building permit submittal package. The intent is to provide initial confirmation that a proposed project is compliant with Zoning entitlements, development agreement, and design review conditions before resources are spent on design. 

The staff anticipates that most projects' approval can be completed at the Planning & Zoning Department counter in a few minutes. When further research is necessary, such as researching older development agreements for conditions; Planning & Zoning staff anticipates completion of the form within 1-4 business days. Developers/ builders/ homeowners may also choose to fill out their portion of the form and send it to, early in the process. This will allow Planning staff the time to complete the form while plans are being developed. We hope this will be a great benefit for the building permit applicant and will identify potential challenges early in the design and development process.


The City of Nampa offers a unique opportunity for commercial developers, builders, and property owners to meet with our staff from various approval departments to discuss local codes and requirements for their projects at no charge. Meetings are scheduled for Thursday mornings.

CPR meetings provide answers to a wide range of development questions including but not limited to: Planning, Fire, Building and Public Works Department requirements, sewer and water availability and capacities, traffic concerns, Southwest District Health requirements for restaurants, and permitting requirements.

To arrange a CPR meeting for your project, please download the CPR application, then email the application, a site plan and floor plan to Brian Newson @



If you would like to establish a preliminary project assessment fee, please download the form below. The form must be completed and emailed to the Permit Technician staff at