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FAA - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
For further details on hangar use please see the FAA's policy on hangar use:
FAA Hangar Use FAQ
All legal matters are handled through the Canyon County Courthouse, not the City of Nampa. The Courthouse can be reached at (208) 454-7300.
These records are not held by the City of Nampa. All requests for these records can be submitted via the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Vital Records can be reached by phone at (208) 334-5988.
All requests for new naturalization/citizenship documents must be filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Information on applications for replacement certificates can be found at the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services Website.
The City of Nampa does not issue general business licenses. Licenses are only required for specific types of businesses, including those that sell alcohol, door-to-door sales, pawnbrokers, alarm installers, private investigators, private security, motor escorts, and gem dealers. You are required to comply with Planning and Zoning requirements; Planning and Zoning can be reached at (208) 468-4430. More information on starting on starting a business can also be found at: business.idaho.gov
Planning and Zoning is responsible for City approval of IdahoSTARS daycare forms. They can be reached by phone at (208) 468-4430 or in person at 500 12th Avenue S. Nampa, Idaho
You may submit a complaint online, through email to [email protected], in person at 401 3rd St South, Nampa, ID 83651, or by calling our office at 208-468-5473.
Please be prepared to provide the street address of the property you are complaining about and specifics regarding the complaint. While anonymous complaints are accepted, providing your name and contact information will allow the Code Officers to reach you in case there are additional questions regarding the complaint. Please be aware that there are several properties located within Nampa's boundaries that have not been annexed into the City, in which case the Code Compliance Division will advise you to contact Canyon County with your complaint.
Upon receipt of a complaint, a Code Enforcement Officer will visit the property to determine whether there is a violation of Nampa City Code. If so, the Code Enforcement Officer will contact the property owner regarding the violation and attempt to obtain voluntary compliance through communication and courtesy and followup notices. It is the City of Nampa's experience that this course of action is highly effective in obtaining compliance; however, when voluntary compliance does not occur and a violation persists, the City of Nampa Code Enforcement will mail and/or post a notice ordering the property owner to abate the violation within a specified time period. Absent a timely response to this notice, Code Enforcement may then proceed to abate the violation, assess the costs against the property owner by tax lien, and/or may issue a uniform citation and forward the case for civil or criminal prosecution.
Responsible parties must be provided notice that there is a problem or a violation that exists on their property. They will be provided with a reasonable time period in which to correct the violation(s). In some instances, the time frames are based on due process statutes. Please know complaints and concerns are important and will be handled in the most expeditious and appropriate manner.
No. If someone in the subdivision is violating a provision of the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions, commonly referred to as CC&R’s, it is the responsibility of the association to initiate legal enforcement action. The only regulations the City of Nampa's Code Compliance Division can enforce are federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
The City of Nampa may address weeds when they create a “public nuisance,” defined by Nampa City Code as weeds or grass taller than eight inches (8”) and/or weeds which, by reason of their size, manner of growth or location may constitute a fire hazard to any building, improvements, crops or other property or a vision obstruction for traffic. Noxious weeds are a violation regardless of their height and must be eradicated.
City of Nampa Animal Control handles all barking dogs and dogs at-large complaints. You may contact them on the Nampa Police Department non-emergency number at 208-465-2257.
Yes. The property owner is responsible.
Abandoned or unlicensed vehicles located on private property are handled by the City of Nampa's Code Compliance Division. You may submit your complaint either online, by email at [email protected], in person at 401 3rd St South in Nampa, or by calling our office at 208-468-5473. Abandoned or unlicensed vehicles located on the street are handled by the Nampa Police Department and should be reported by calling 208-465-2257.
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of all adjacent rights-of-was, to include; sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Maintenance means not only the removal of all weeds, debris, obstructions, and snow, but also for the replacement or repair of any damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutters. For information on the City of Nampa's Local Improvement District Program, visit https://www.cityofnampa.us/184/Local-Improvement-Districts-LIDs. A Local Improvement District (LID) is a form of financing through the city that provides property owners an economical way to pay the hookup or construction costs of upgrading various utilities and/or infrastructure. The utilities and/or infrastructure may include pressurized irrigation, sewer, domestic water, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Payments are made through property assessments with a long-term payment plan and relatively low-interest rates. For information on the Sidewalk LID program, visit https://www.cityofnampa.us/454/Sidewalk-LID.
Yes. The Nampa City Code establishes that property owners and/or tenants are responsible for compliance with all City of Nampa codes.
The City of Nampa does have different parking zones for public parking in our Downtown Historic Business District. To see a map of the two-hour, four-hour and unregulated zones, please visit https://www.cityofnampa.us/parking. We also have parking spaces that are designated for "leased" parking customers only. Please pay careful attention to the signage and time limitations. Leased permit parking is reserved Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Free public parking after 5 p.m. and weekends.
You may pay by mail or in person at 401 3rd St South, Nampa, ID 83651. Please make sure you include your payment, along with your citation number. A drop box is located outside our main doors if you are paying after business hours.
In order to contest a parking ticket, you must be the registered owner of the vehicle. Bring your ticket and registration to our Code Compliance office at 401 3rd St South Nampa, ID 83651. We will issue you a uniform traffic citation to initiate the paperwork to appear in court. You will then be scheduled to appear before the Clerk of the Magistrate's Court of the District Court of Canyon County, located at 120 9th Avenue South, to plead "not guilty". You will then be given a court date to see a judge. If the judge finds against you, Canyon County Court fees will be added to the original price of the citation.
You may call our Parking Compliance Officer at 208-468-5705 or our main Code Compliance Division line at 208-468-5473 to determine if your payment was received and/or if any money is still owed.
Some of the services include:•Site Selection•Advocacy Services•Market Information?•Financial Guidance•Business Assistance•Workforce Development Services
The services are free of charge, and the business inquiries remain strictly confidential.
Addressing and street naming duties within Nampa's City Limit and Impact Area are carried out by Nampa's Geographic Information System (GIS) staff, which is structured under the Engineering Division.
Address & Street Naming Information
The Fire Administration Building is located at 9 -12th Ave South in downtown Nampa. Our office is open Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm (we are closed from lunch from 12pm to 1pm daily). Please stop by our office or you can call (208-468-5770) during business hours and leave a voicemail requesting a burn permit over the phone. One of our staff members will return your call as soon as possible. The cost is $20.00 and the burn permit is good for one year from the date of purchase.
When doing any type of burning, please be aware of the air quality and if it is permittable, per the Department of Air Quality.For information, visit their website. The DEQ Burn line phone number is 208-373-0313.
The Fire Administration Building is located at 9-12th Ave South in downtown Nampa. Our office is open Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm (we are closed from 12pm to 1pm daily for lunch). If you need to reach us, call our office at 208-468-5770. Please leave a detailed voicemail and we will return your call.
Yes, there is someone on call after normal business hours, 365 days per year. Please call 208-468-5860.
For non emergencies, please call during normal business hours.
Note: An emergency is any event that causes or threatens to cause damage to property, life or health.
The majority of Nampa's irrigation water comes in canals from Lucky Peak.
Once payment is submitted, please allow 1-2 weeks to contact us for processing, then call 208-468-5484 to determine when your public hearing is scheduled.
Inside the city limits, a property owner may keep up to 10 hens on their property. Roosters are not allowed. See Zoning Ordinance Chapter 21 for more animal regulations.
All associated regulations may be found on the Residential Accessory Structures <200 sq. ft. Application: Planning Application/Regulations
For further inquiries regarding Residential Accessory Structures <200 sf: Please call 208-468-4430.
Residential Accessory Structures >200 sq. ft.: Building Department Application
For inquiries about setbacks and easements on your property, please call 208-468-4430.
Determining whether a lot split is possible for your lot is determined on a case-by-case basis. Please call 208-468-4430.
These are submitted to the City Clerk's Office. Please review NCC § 10-2-10: Requests for Reconsideration.
Applications for appeals must be accompanied by the appropriate fee to be considered complete, and filed with the Planning Department within 15 days of the hearing in order to be considered. See our Planning Applications page for the application.
Off Street Parking and LoadingNCC § 10-22 Off-Street Parking & LoadingMinimum Parking Lot Requirements - Diagram
Call the non-emergency dispatch phone number (208-465-2257) to report your dog as lost. Give a description of the dog to dispatch. Post on Craigslist Boise in the Lost and found section, as well as on various forms of social media, such as Facebook lost and found pet pages, and NextDoor Neighbor. Make sure you leave a contact numbers and list the area that the dog was lost from. Contact the West Valley Humane Society (208-455-5920) to file a lost dog report, and go there to see if your dog has been brought in.
Property damaged by a pet is generally considered negligence, rather than criminal, and thus payment to repair damage is a civil matter. If you fear the neighbor’s dog(s) getting into your yard, try fortifying your side of the fence to prevent them from doing so. Animal Control can also discuss options with your neighbors on ways to keep their dog(s) on their property. Until a dog has actually left its yard or injured another animal or human, charges generally are not able to be brought against its owner, i.e. no criminal laws have been broken.
Nampa City Code 6-2-20A(h) states that only two dogs over the age of six months are permitted per house in the City of Nampa. If you desire to own more than two dogs, you will have to apply for a Kennel License at Nampa City Hall Planning and Zoning (411 3rd St S; 208-468-5484).
When Animal Control picks up a dog, we scan it for a microchip. If the dog has a chip and the information is current, we try to bring the dog home. If the dog has no form of identification on it, we bring it to the West Valley Humane Society (5801 Graye Ln, Caldwell). The shelter will hold on to the dog for a set number of days, giving the owners a chance to claim the dog, before putting it up for adoption.
No. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to take their dog to the Shelter and sign it over, i.e. owner surrender.
When you have located the address of the barking dogs, contact Nampa Animal Control and we can go out and talk to the dog owner to suggest ways to fix the problem. If it is an ongoing issue, the following is required in order for someone to sign a citation for nuisance noise (Nampa code 6-2-24):
There is no limit to how many cats a person may own in the City of Nampa. If you are having nuisance cat problems, refer to the West Valley Humane Society website regarding their Community Cat Program.
All dogs within Nampa city limits are required to have a Nampa City Dog License (per City Ordnance 6-2-20). There are discounts for Senior Citizens (over 65 years of age), if the dog is microchipped, and if the dog is spayed/neutered. Evidence is required to show proof that the discount option has been met. I.E., driver's license or legal I.D., veterenarian records showing spay/neuter, and rabies vaccination status. All dogs in Nampa are requiered to have a current rabies vaccination.
Note: underground electric fences do not qualify as an enclosure/fence under the definition of “enclosure” in Nampa Ordnance (Definitions: 6-2-1).
To report an abandoned vehicle, please call the abandoned vehicle line, at 208-468-7916, and provide the location, vehicle type and color, license plate number and why you feel it has been abandoned. The CSO's or volunteers will then come out and verify it is abandoned, and tag it for removal.
Please call CSO Fickel at (208) 468-5640.
NPD can provide limited criminal records releases. That information only includes City of Nampa Police Department contacts, and will not include any criminal records for incidents which occurred outside the City of Nampa. Records can be only released, on and to, the party requesting them, and I.D. is required for release. NPD can also conduct fingerprinting for bond licensing, and limited foreign travel purposes. See the Records Hours & Rates page for associated costs, and contact information.
More extensive records may also be obtained through the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification.
Any structure under 200 square feet in area does not require a building permit, but it must meet setbacks and easement requirements for your lot. The best way to find this information is to call the Planning and Zoning Department at (208) 468-4430.
Note: State Highways, the Interstate, and on or off ramps are the responsibility of the Idaho Transportation Department or the Nampa Highway District.
All domestic and irrigation outages are updated on https://nextdoor.com/ You will need to create an account for these notifications.
The City of Nampa’s drinking water supply is provided by 17 ground water sources (wells) which draw from the Snake River Plains Aquifer to serve our more than 100,000 customers.
Irrigation - The City recommends having a shut off valve installed in your line so that you can turn your service on and off as needed. Curb stop valves are owned by the City of Nampa and are to be used by City employees in emergencies only.
Domestic - Please contact the Waterworks Division to come out and shut off your meter.