Idaho Official Government Website

Licenses/Permits


Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses

The Board licenses many occupations and professions including the following occupations which were formerly licensed by the Division of Building Safety:

  • Plumbers and plumbing contractors
  • Electricians and electrical contractors
  • HVAC technicians and contractors
  • Public works contractors and public works construction managers
  • Manufactured and modular housing manufacturers, retailers, resale brokers, service companies, salespersons and installers

The agency issues permits to contractors and homeowners to perform electrical, plumbing or HVAC installations and replacements. DBS also inspects elevators, boilers and pressure vessels, oversees logging and industrial safety and issues permits to rehabilitate older mobile homes.

The Division of Building Safety recently merged with the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses.  The DBS office and its subsidiary offices around the state are now closed.


Idaho State Police

The following divisions oversee business activities:

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