Planning & Development

Planning & Development

Through effective, efficient, and equitable actions, the Planning & Development Department seeks to implement the vision of the City’s Comprehensive Plan to assist with the continued creation of a City that will consist of vibrant neighborhoods and exciting community spaces, a resilient and stable economic foundation, and offer a myriad of diverse opportunities to all. The Department, which is comprised of the Building and Planning Departments, continually strives to support this vision to enhance the quality of life for all Chubbuck residents, current and future, by:

  • Strategically coordinating economic development activities with City departments, utilities, businesses, and applicable stakeholders;
  • Performing careful community-based short and long range planning and evaluation;
  • Providing efficient entitlement and permitting procedures for land uses, developments, and buildings;  and
  • Working collaboratively with elected officials, appointed boards such as the Land Use and Development Commission and the Chubbuck Development Authority, local organizations, and the general public to solve simple and complex issues.

Chubbuck Building Code Requirements

The City requires that the permits listed below be obtained for all construction projects within city limits. The adopted codes are listed below each permit. All applicable fees must be submitted with the Building and Mechanical Permit applications. Applications may be acquired by contacting Ron Osborn or Jake Bosworth.

Effective 1/1/2021, the City will move to the 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Existing Building Code, and 2018 International Energy Code, as promulgated and amended by the State of Idaho

City Planning and Business Licensing Overview

Land Use Planning has been enacted to protect the public health, safety and welfare by providing for compatible and harmonious uses of land within the jurisdiction of the City, by organizing uses to encourage growth consistent with a comprehensive plan, and by enhancing the aesthetic qualities of the community in the context of sound planning considerations.

Department Contacts

Devin Hillam, MPA. Community Planning & Economic Development Director

Primary responsibilities include: Department administration, economic development coordination, strategic and long range planning on a variety of municipal topics.


Phone: (208) 237-2430 ext. 139

Don Matson, Planning Manager

Primary responsibilities include: Land use and development review and processing, subdivisions, annexations, zoning changes, short and long range community planning.


       Phone: (208) 239-3252 or (208) 237-2430 ext. 152

Paul Andrus, Planner

Primary responsibilities include: Land use permit review and processing, commercial design review coordination, business licensing, short and long range land use planning


Phone: (208) 237-2430 ext. 109

Ron Osborn, Building Official

Primary responsibilities include: Commercial building plan review and inspections


Phone: (208) 237-2430 ext. 151

Jake Bosworth, Building Inspector

Primary responsibilities include: Residential building plan review and inspections


Phone: (208) 237-2430 ext. 147

Land Use Fee Schedule

Comprehensive Plan Change $370Planned Unit Development (PUD)$530
Conditional Use Permit$340Preliminary Plat$203 + $5/lot
Design Review$26Vacation of Easement $320
Final Plat$258 + $15/lotZone Change with Annexation $700

Note: There is an additional surcharge for each required public notice.



Habitable Living Areas $49.00 / SqFt.
Semi Finished Basement Areas $15.00 / SqFt.
Unfinished Basement Areas $11.00 / SqFt.
Private Garages $18.00 / SqFt.

All other work is based on the actual materials & labor costs or replaceable costs.


$1.00 to $500 $23.50
$501 to $2,000 $23.50 for the first $500 plus $3.05 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof to $2,000
$2,000 to $25,000 $69.25 for the first $2,000 plus $14 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof to $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000 $391.25 for the first $25,000 plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof to $50,000
$50,000 to $100,000 $643.75 for the first $50,000 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof to $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000 $993.75 for the first $100,000 plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof to $500,000
$500,001 to 1,000,000 $3,233.75 for the first $500,000 plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof, to and including $1M
$1,000,000 and up $5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000 plus $3.65 for each additional $1,000, or fraction thereof

Plan review fees will be charged on all commercial projects at 65% of the building permit fee.


The following projects may require permits and inspections:

  • Any addition to your residence
  • Decks or Patios
  • Fences or retaining walls
  • Concrete work
  • Plumbing Work
  • Electrical Work


To schedule an inspection by the Building Department for a project with proper licensing and permits in place, you must call us at 208-417-7176 at least one day in advance. The following suggestions will help you with the inspection process:

  • Be on time and prepared for your sheduled appointment
  • Contact the Chubbuck Fire Department for fire code inspections
  • Be aware of applicable codes and ordinances in advance




Before starting any type of business, home occupation, or land development, please check with our office to be certain your concept is compatible with City of Chubbuck Land Use Ordinances. We can save you considerable time and difficulty if you will check with us first via email or phone at (208) 237-2430 ext. 109.

License applicants are required to complete, at minimum, the following steps:

  • Contact Planning Department to schedule meeting.
  • Complete requirements and pay related fees.
  • Pass criminal background check.
    If so required, obtain and display business license.
  • Each individual business license application is different due to the nature of the proposed business, zoning of the area where the business will take place and other considerations.
  • The Planning Department is here to assist applicants with this process on an individual basis to ensure that your business is in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal codes.

Land Development / Subdivision Guidelines

There are several land development activities that are regulated by Title 17 of the Chubbuck Municipal Code. Land subdivision and development for residential use is the most common development activity falling under Title 17. However, commercial development of land, whether or not a subdivision of land is involved, is also regulated by Title 17. Title 17 is commonly referred to as the “platting” or “subdivision” regulation. 
Subdivision Plat Fee Schedule
Preliminary Plat

$203 plus $5 per lot

Planned Unit Development (PUD) $530
Final Plat $258 plus $15 per lot

Hours of Operation

City Hall Lobby Hours
Monday thru Thursday 7:30am-12pm (Noon) & 1pm-5:30pm. Friday 7:30am-11:30am by Phone & Appointment Only.

City Hall will be closed Monday thru Thursday from 12pm-1pm for Lunch. 


Mandatory Lobby Guidelines

  • Follow social distancing standards of a minimum of six feet between you and others.
  • Only 4 People in the Front Lobby at a Time.
  • Only 1 Person/Household at the Window at a Time.


City Hall / Mayor's Office

(208) 237-2400
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Inspections / Permits

(208) 417-7176
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Police Station

(208) 237-7172


Utility Billing

(208) 417-7175
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Public Works

(208) 237-2430
5160 Yellowstone Avenue
Chubbuck, ID 83202


Fire Station

(208) 237-3212