Business Licenses

Please review the following categories to determine if your type of business requires a City of Idaho Falls license. Whether a City license is required or not, you will need to register with the Idaho State Tax Commission at (208)525-7116. If you are operating a business from your residence, you may need to obtain a Home Occupation Permit. Please contact the Planning Division at (208)612-8276 for requirements of this free permit. 

All licenses expire December 31 of each year with the exception of Child Care, which are valid for 2 years from issuance, and Door-to-Door Sales which expire December 31 of the year following issuance. The Police Chief, or their designee, approves all business licenses.

Certificates of Occupancy are required on new or remodeled buildings.

Applications


Due to sensitive information required on most business license applications, non-fillable forms are available for your convenience. A notarized signature is required on several applications and the City Clerk's Office has notaries available should you require one. Please be prepared to submit appropriate payment with any business license application. 

Alcohol



License Cost
Beer NTBCOP (PDF) (State and County Number 's)
$50
Beer NTBCOP (PDF) (State and County Number 's) Transfer
$25
Beer TBCOP (PDF) (State and County Number 's)
$200
Beer TBCOP (PDF) (State and County Number 's) Transfer
$100
 Liquor (PDF) (State and County Number 's)
 $562.50
 Liquor Transfer (PDF) (State and County Number 's) 
 $100
 Alcohol Catering Permit (PDF)
 $20 / Day
 Alcohol Catering Permit (PDF) (Charitable, Benevolent)
 $20
 Wine by the Drink (PDF) (Includes Retail Wine)
 $200
 Wine by the Drink - Transfer (PDF)
 $100
 Retail Wine (PDF)
 $200
 Retail Wine - Transfer (PDF)
 $100




Child Care



License Cost
Child Care - Fire Inspection (PDF)
$20
Child Care Facility (PDF)
See Application
*Child Care - Child Care Worker Certification (PDF) ($20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting)
$65
*Child Care - On-Site Non-Provider (PDF) ($20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting)
$65

Fireworks

License Cost
Fireworks Public Display (PDF) 0
Fireworks Stand / Tent (PDF) 
Instructions: (Stand (PDF)) (Tent (PDF))
$50
Fireworks Wholesaler (PDF) (Liability Ins/State Tax Number ) $100

Pawn Broker / Second Hand



License Cost
*Pawn Broker (PDF)
$50
*Secondhand Store (PDF)
$30
*Secondhand/Precious Metal (PDF)
$30





Public Transportation



License Cost
*Public Conveyance (PDF) (Insurance/Vehicle Inspection)
$20 / Unit
*Public Conveyance Operator (PDF) (18 years, $20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting, 3 year + $8 badge, 3 year)
$73
*Courtesy Vehicle (PDF) (Insurance/Vehicle Inspection) $20 / Unit
*Courtesy Vehicle Operator (PDF) (18 years, $20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting, 3 year + $8 badge, 3 year)
$73
*Taxi Company (PDF) (Insurance/Vehicle Inspection)
$20/ Unit
*Taxi Operator (PDF) (18 years, $20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting, 3 year + $8 badge, 3 year)
$73

Other

License Cost
Bus Stop Benches (PDF)
$10 / Unit
*Door-to-Door Sales (PDF) ($20 license fee + $45 fingerprinting + $8 badge)
$73
Itinerant Merchant (PDF) (Bond/Investigation Fee $25, $50, $250)
$25
Additional Dog Permit (PDF)
$90
Mobile Food Vendor (PDF)
$20 / Unit
*Private Patrol Service (PDF) ($2,000 Bond/Ins/Age 21)
$100
*Private Patrol Person (PDF) ($1,000 Bond/Age 21)
$50
Private Tree Service (PDF)
$25
Scrap Dealer (PDF)
$50
*Sexually Oriented Business / Premises and Owner (PDF)
$100
*Sexually Oriented Employee (PDF)
$100




* These documents require a fingerprint.