Bonfire Permit

This permit applies to recreational fires that are not in enclosed 2ft x 3ft fire pits. 

Before applying for this permit, please have the following materials ready:

  • Prevention Plan Drawings (Site plan) showing location of bonfire, details on size of bon fire, and distance to structures and combustibles
  • Fire Activity Description stating size of proposed bonfire, type of fuel, description of ground under and surrounding bonfire, description of ring or enclosure, type of fire prevention measures provided, and duration of bonfire.


The City of Boise has recently launched a new online licensing system that allows you to apply for your fire operational permit online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account.

  1. Login here
    • First time user? You'll need to create an account.
  2. After logging in, click "APPLY > FIRE PERMIT" in the top menu bar.
    • Review and accept the online disclaimer and complete the application.
    • In your application you will have the capability to request an inspection date and time. Note that the Fire Department will contact you directly to confirm your inspection time.

For questions or additional information on the new system, please visit the Permitting & Licensing FAQ's.