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About Idaho Open Public Record

The Idaho Legislature affirmed the state's commitment to open government by enacting it's Public Records Law in 1990. The law protects each citizen's right to monitor the actions of state and local government entities by providing access to governmental records. Requests for public documents are handled by the individual public agencies which maintain the documents being sought. There are certain exceptions which include but are not limited to juvenile records, law enforcement investigations and court records that would result in the release of confidentiality. The state of Idaho has 44 counties and 1,242 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. There are 200 incorporated cities. The Idaho state police Bureau of Criminal Identification is the criminal history repository. Idaho law authorizes the provision of criminal history information for non-criminal justice purposes such as employment screening and licensure. Obtain Idaho public records from official government websites. Request birth, death, and other vital records maintained in Idaho databases available to the general public. Discover directories which guide searchers to state, county, and city sites containing useful information regarding government procedures, resources, and public services available to Idahoans. Find out about property and land values, as well as pertinent real estate data and information about households in the state. See statistics detailing income and employment data, including citizens employed by the government. Obtain a breakdown by gender and ethnicity of privately owned businesses in Idaho. Find figures regarding population and demographics of the citizens residing in Idaho and learn about their education and background histories. View current news stories making local and national headlines. Check back frequently for updated news, statistics, and new information.
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Idaho Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Idaho Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Idaho

  • How do I find arrests or calls from a certain area, in Idaho?
    The U.S. District Court District of Idaho live database court calendar public access shows upcoming cases. It may or may not be helpful, but it's worth trying since it doesn't cost anything. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Idaho, how I file a complaint about a judge?
    I know this question is a long time ago this year, but I want to answer this as I have, in the past, had to fire a public defender. You file your complaint against a prosecutor or a judge through the same as you would fire your public defender. Start by calling the court clerks office and asking, they will have a specific address that you must send your letter, complaint, to for review and to be on actual record or file. Then you write the letter with your complaint or complaints and mail it to the address the court clerk gives you, and bam. It;s done, complaint filed put on record. I was unsure how to fire a public defender, but I knew that you could and there was a way, so I just called the clerk once and they told me. I even requested a new defender in the same letter and ended up with a damn good one. Hope that you found a way back when you asked, but this information is from my experience in the past. Best wishes and I really do hope you were able to get it all taken care of before now. (Staff)
  • Where do I look in Idaho, to find if someone has a active warrant?
    Which county? If it's in Ada county, you're in luck, the search can be done online through their sheriffs website. There are other counties such as Kootenai and Bonner that offer open online searches. You can use the Idaho State Judiciary, Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository website to check for summons/appearances. All counties are included except for Twin Falls. Warrants are issued by the courts, all of them should have it, but not necessarily displayed online. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Idaho, the penalty for having marked money in my possession?
    The Idaho legislature's webpages have their statutes published online, which is a good place to get familiar with the law by searching the menu, such as title: 18 crimes and punishment, chapter: 82 money laundering and illegal investment, penalty and restitution. There is a lot more information to view that can be searched for with keywords on their webpages. (Staff)
  • Where can I find access to a divorce court date filed on December 18th, 2012, in Idaho?
    Google Idaho State Government, it should place you on their site and it si easy to navigate or visit the beautiful new bldg downtown across from winco food store the employees are very helpful. (Staff)