Licensing and Permits

Building Permits
Building Department:

Our goal is to serve the public interest by providing the highest quality of service while assuring compliance with the Building Codes adopted by the City of Ammon. We aim to make positive contributions to the overall safety, quality, and health of the built environment through education, leadership, and service.

Office Hours:

The Building Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30pm, excluding all federal holidays. Please be aware that no permits will be issued after 4pm daily.


Phone: (208) 612-4021
Inspection request line: 208-612-4020 (Please be sure to include your permit number.)
Fax: (208) 612-4027



Building Official: Charles Allen, (208) 612-4022 or

Inspector: Greg McBride, (208) 612-4024 or

Inspector: Allen Eldridge, (208) 612-4023 or

Permit Technician: Nicole Calderwood, (208) 612-4021 or



Permits are required for any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system; including lawn sprinkler systems connected to the City water system.

Most permit applications require the submission of plans to be reviewed and approved for code compliance. Our turnaround goal for residential permit applications is 5 working days and 14 working days for commercial permit applications.

Certain building department applications and forms are available for download below. If you are unable to find what you are looking for here, please contact us or stop by the building department’s city offices during normal business hours and we will be happy to assist you.

Commercial Building Permit Application

Commercial Electrical Permit Application

Commercial Mechanical Permit Application

Commercial Plumbing Permit Application

Residential Building Permit Application

Residential Minor Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical Permit Application

Please note that you will need a PDF viewer in order to open and view these downloads.

Didn’t find the information you were looking for? Try here at the State of Idaho’s Department of Building Safety.

Business Applications
Starting a business:

Starting a Business Resource Booklet

The Idaho Department of Commerce has created the resource booklet to help individuals who wish to start a business in Idaho.


City of Ammon Resources

We encourage all business owners to contact City Hall to ensure that they are in compliance with business license ordinances. Please contact (208) 612-4000 with any questions.

General Business Application

Home Occupation Application

Itinerant Business License Application

Itinerant Business Door to Door License Application

Mobile Vendor License Application

Additional applications and permits are located on our website under the business category.

State Resources – Business Section

Federal Resources – Business Section – U.S. Small Business Administration

Childcare/Daycare Applications and Forms
Daycare Licenses

Ammon and its children prosper in a safe and nurturing environment. All childcare providers are required to meet all local and state regulations in acquiring a childcare license.

Contact the City Offices for additional questions (208) 612-4000.


Commercial Daycare:

Commercial Childcare Application

Childcare Health Department Inspection Application

Childcare IDHW Consent to Release Form

Childcare Minor Release Form

Privacy Statement

The fees for commercial daycare are as follows:

License Fee – $100.00

Fire Inspection – $30.00 per every 5000 sq. ft.

Background Investigation – $50.00 per provider/non-provider

Childcare Worker:

Childcare Worker/Non-Provider Application

Childcare Worker IDHW Consent to Release Form

Privacy Statement

The childcare worker application and background fee is $50.00

Home Occupation Daycare:

Home Occupation Permit Application

Childcare Application

Childcare Health Department Inspection Application

Childcare IDHW Consent to Release Form

Childcare Minor Release Form

Privacy Statement

The fees for a home occupation daycare license are as follows:

Home Occupation Daycare License – $25.00

Fire Inspection – $30.00

Background Investigation (per adult over 17 living in the home) – $50.00

Background Investigation (per minor child between ages 12-17 living in the home) – $10.00

Additional Resources

Title 6, Chapter 3 – Ammon City Code Childcare Regulations and Licensing

State of Idaho – Daycare Services – resources for providers and parents

Fire Permits and Applications
Fire Department:

The Ammon Fire Department is committed to the fundamental beliefs of life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation… serving the community with honor and integrity.

Fire Station Location:

The City of Ammon Fire Department is located at 2135 South Ammon Road.


Ammon Fire Chief: Stacy Hyde
Phone: (208) 612-4059
Fax: (208) 612-4071


Ammon Fire Marshal: Keith Banda
Phone: (208) 612-4060


Ammon Fire Resources:

Burn permit

Fire Hydrant Use permit

Fire Inspections

Station Tours – If you are interested in scheduling a station tour or a time for the firefighters to visit your facility, please call. Our firefighters would like the opportunity to deliver our message to your group, no matter how big or small.

Fire Prevention Resources:

Burn Prevention Network

Chimney Safety Institute of America

NFPA Safety Information (National Fire Prevention Association)

USFA (United States Fire Administration)

Liquor License
Liquor License:

All establishments that serve beer, wine, or hard liquor are required to have state and city approved liquor licenses. City of Ammon fees for alcohol are as follows and will also require a general business license and fire inspection fees.

Beer – Retail (sales off-premise consumption) $50.00

Beer – Retail (sales on-premise consumption) $200.00

Liquor by the drink $562.50

Liquor Catering Permit (includes liquor/beer/wine) $20.00 per day

Wine – Retail (sales off-premise consumption) $200.00

Wine – Retail (sales on-premise consumption) $200.00

City of Ammon – General Business Application

City of Ammon – General Liquor Application

Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control – Idaho liquor license applications and permits

Bartender License:

The bartender fee is $75.00 and includes the background investigation.

Bartender Permit Application

Privacy Statement

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