Permits and Fees

Permits and Fees

Our most widely requested permit applications are available for download in PDF format. Building related forms and land use applications are located on our Planning and Zoning page. If you have any questions about filling out the forms or if a particular permit is required, please call City Hall for assistance at (208)-267-3105.

Fee Schedule For a list of current fees, see the attached Fee Resolution.

Business License

A Business License is required for all businesses located within the city limits. The fee is $25. Please note that a new permit is required if there is a change of ownership, business name or structure (example: sole proprietorship to limited liability company) or if the location changes.

Business License Application

Renewal business license application

Peddler Permit

A Peddler Permit is generally required for all entities conducting business within the city limits that do not have a permanent location within the city. Please see Title 3, Chapter 4 of the Bonners Ferry Code for the requirements and conditions of this permit. The fee is $35/year or $10/week for Bonners Ferry residents, $45/year or $15/week for out of town residents and $55/year or $20/week for out of state residents.

Peddler Permit Application

Alcoholic Beverage License

An Alcoholic Beverage License is required for all entities selling alcohol within the City. The permit fees are listed in the application.

Alcoholic Beverage License Application

Special Event Permit

A Special Event Permit is required for any special event or that takes place on a city street, sidewalk or city-owned property. The permit fees* are:

  • $135 for local organizations with more than 30 days notice
  • $200 for local organizations with less than 30 days notice
  • $200 for out of county organizations

*These prices include the $100 clean-up fee, which may be refundable.

A Special Event permit is required for any Parade within the City. The fee is $35 for local organizations with more than 30 days notice, $100 for local organizations with less than 30 days notice

Special Events and Parade Application

Catering Permit

A Catering Permit is required for catering within the City. The fee is $20 per day.

Catering Permit Application

Right of Way Encroachment Permit

A Right of Way Encroachment Permit is required for any excavation in the public right-of-way, construction of any structure (overhead or underground) on the public right-of-way, or a new access or modification of an access to the public right-of-way. The refundable fee is $250.

Right of Way Encroachment Permit Application

Dog License

Any dog whose owner resides within the incorporated limits of the city or any dog which enters the city limits is required to have a dog license, which needs to be renewed each year. The cost is $12 if purchased by January 31 or $24 if purchased after January 31. The license may be purchased at City Hall. Please review Title 5, Chapter 3 of the Bonners Ferry Code for further clarification.

* The metal Rabies vaccination tag provided by your veterinarian IS NOT a license.

State law requires that all dogs 3 months (12 weeks) of age or older must have a current Rabies vaccination.

Questions About Permits and Fees?

Call us @

208-267-3105