Idaho Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Idaho licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Idaho-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Idaho State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Idaho that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau
  • Athletic Commission
  • Board of Acupuncture
  • Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Board of Barber Examiners
  • Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • Board of Contractors
  • Board of Cosmetology
  • Board of Denturitry
  • Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Board of Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators
  • Board of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Massage Therapy
  • Board of Morticians
  • Board of Optometry
  • Board of Podiatry
  • Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (IPELS)
  • Board of Psychologist Examiners
  • Board of Registration for Professional Geologists
  • Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Building Code Board
  • Certified Shorthand Reporters Board
  • Contractors Board
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Department of Finance: Banking Section
  • Department of Finance: Collection Agency Section
  • Department of Finance: Consumer Credit and Consumer Loan Section
  • Department of Finance: Continuing-Care Section
  • Department of Finance: Credit Union Section
  • Department of Finance: Endowment Care Cemeteries Section
  • Department of Finance: Escrow Agency
  • Department of Finance: Money Transmitters Section
  • Department of Finance: Mortgage Section
  • Department of Finance: Securities Section
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshal
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Division of Building Safety
  • Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program
  • Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program
  • Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Professionals
  • Electrical Board
  • Genetic Counselors Licensing Board
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Board
  • Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Board
  • Manufactured Housing Board
  • Modular Building Advisory Board
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board
  • Physical Therapy Licensure Board
  • Plumbing Board
  • Professional Licenses
  • Public Works Contractor Licensing (PWCL) Board
  • Real Estate Appraiser Board
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Secretary of State
  • Speech and Hearing Services Board
  • State Board of Accountancy
  • State Board of Landscape Architects
  • State Board of Midwifery
  • State Board of Pharmacy
  • State Driving Business Licensure Board
  • State Liquor Dispensary
  • State Lottery - Enforcement Division
  • State Occupational Therapy Licensure Board
  • State Tax Commission
  • Uniform Athlete Agents Registration

Idaho Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Idaho that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Ada County
  • Adams County
  • Bannock County
  • Bear Lake County
  • Benewah County
  • Bingham County
  • Blaine County
  • Boise County
  • Bonner County
  • Bonneville County
  • Boundary County
  • Butte County
  • Camas County
  • Canyon County
  • Caribou County
  • Cassia County
  • Clark County
  • Clearwater County
  • Custer County
  • Elmore County
  • Franklin County
  • Fremont County
  • Gem County
  • Gooding County
  • Idaho County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jerome County
  • Kootenai County
  • Lemhi County
  • Lewis County
  • Lincoln County
  • Madison County
  • Minidoka County
  • Nez Perce County
  • Oneida County
  • Owyhee County
  • Payette County
  • Power County
  • Shoshone County
  • Teton County
  • Twin Falls County
  • Valley County
  • Washington County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aberdeen
  • American Falls
  • Arco
  • Arimo
  • Athol
  • Atlanta
  • Avery
  • Bancroft
  • Blackfoot
  • Bliss
  • Boise
  • Bonners Ferry
  • Bruneau
  • Buhl
  • Burley
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Cascade
  • Challis
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Cottonwood
  • Council
  • Craigmont
  • Culdesac
  • Dayton
  • De Smet
  • Dietrich
  • Driggs
  • Eagle
  • Emmett
  • Fairfield
  • Filer
  • Firth
  • Fort Hall
  • Fruitland
  • Garden City
  • Garden Valley
  • Gibbonsville
  • Glenns Ferry
  • Gooding
  • Grace
  • Grand View
  • Grangeville
  • Hagerman
  • Hailey
  • Hansen
  • Harrison
  • Hayden
  • Hazelton
  • Homedale
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Idaho City
  • Idaho Falls
  • Irwin
  • Jerome
  • Kamiah
  • Kellogg
  • Kendrick
  • Ketchum
  • Kootenai
  • Kuna
  • Laclede
  • Lapwai
  • Lewiston
  • Mackay
  • Malad City
  • Marsing
  • McCall
  • McCammon
  • Melba
  • Meridian
  • Middleton
  • Midvale
  • Minidoka
  • Montpelier
  • Moscow
  • Mountain Home
  • Mountain Home Air Force Base
  • Mullan
  • Murphy
  • Murtaugh
  • Nampa
  • Naples
  • New Meadows
  • New Plymouth
  • Nezperce
  • Notus
  • Orofino
  • Osburn
  • Paris
  • Parma
  • Paul
  • Payette
  • Pierce
  • Plummer
  • Pocatello
  • Porthill
  • Post Falls
  • Potlatch
  • Preston
  • Priest River
  • Princeton
  • Rathdrum
  • Rexburg
  • Rigby
  • Ririe
  • Rockland
  • Rupert
  • Sagle
  • Saint Anthony
  • Saint Maries
  • Salmon
  • Sandpoint
  • Shelley
  • Shoshone
  • Smelterville
  • Soda Springs
  • Spirit Lake
  • Sugar City
  • Sun Valley
  • Troy
  • Twin Falls
  • Victor
  • Wallace
  • Weippe
  • Weiser
  • Wendell
  • Wilder
  • Worley
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