Welcome to Ada County Development Services!
Balancing growth for a sustainable future while maintaining the trust of those we serve.
Development Services staff helps guide growth on behalf of Ada County residents and leaders through every development (and building) activity.
Who are “those we serve”? We serve YOU!
Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, realtor, appraiser, or developer, we serve all of the residents of Ada County by managing its growth in a responsible and sustainable way. Our department is comprised of five divisions: Building, Current Planning, Strategic Planning, Engineering/Surveying, and Permitting.
Our building division reviews plans and inspects buildings to ensure Ada County residents are safe in any building they walk into. Our community planning division processes land use applications in unincorporated Ada County and works with the Ada County Historic Preservation Council to encourage the preservation of historically and culturally significant sites and structures throughout Ada County. Our strategic planning division works to plan for Ada County’s future by creating our Comprehensive Plan and working with other agencies on various long range growth projects. Our engineering and surveying division reviews preliminary plats, drainage plans, private roads, hillside applications, floodplain permits and property boundary adjustments in unincorporated Ada County. Our permitting division assists with the submittal requirements for applications, accepts all applications submitted to Development Services, processes payments, completes Public Record Requests, reviews building permits, and completes over-the-counter processes for simple additions/shops/remodels/agricultural structures and other projects.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to working with you to maintain our quality of life and plan for a sustainable future in Ada County.