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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 to find out when someone gets arraigned on their federal warrant?
    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)
  • How do you 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)
  • How to know 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)
  • What is the penalty to having marked money in your?
    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)
  • How do I find divorce court date filled 12/18.2012, 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)

Idaho Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Reonna Gutierrez
    Reonna Gutierrez, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/19/2020. Missing From Nampa, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Canyon County Sheriff's Office (idaho) 1-208-454-7531.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Zulma Rosales
    Zulma Rosales, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/24/2020. Missing From Nampa, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Nampa Police Department (idaho) 1-208-465-2257.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Brock Pitman
    Brock Pitman, Age Now: 15, Missing: 03/26/2020. Missing From Nampa, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Nampa Police Department (idaho) 1-208-465-2257.
    September 18, 2020
  • Missing: Emiliana Bautista
    Emiliana Bautista, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/28/2020. Missing From Emmett, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Emmett Police Department (idaho) 1-208-365-3521.
    September 14, 2020
  • Missing: Daniel Sanchez
    Daniel Sanchez, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/25/2020. Missing From Twin Falls, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Twin Falls Police Department (idaho) 1-208-735-4357.
    September 03, 2020
  • Missing: Aedrian Hiza
    Aedrian Hiza, Age Now: 7, Missing: 08/10/2020. Missing From Sandpoint, Id. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Bonner County Sheriff's Office (idaho) 1-208-265-5525.
    August 31, 2020

Idaho Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Idaho Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Scott Gross • Fruitland, Idaho • 41 Years Old
    September 23, 2017
  • Missing Person By Request • Jessica Englehardt • Idaho Falls, Idaho • 18 Years Old
    August 09, 2017
  • Missing Person • Salvador Vargas Martinez • Twin Falls, Idaho • 50 Years Old
    June 16, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Taylor Rigby • Soda Springs, Idaho • 21 Years Old
    June 15, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Kelley Haney • Blackfoot, Idaho• 37 Years Old
    May 26, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Mark K. Arnold • Kootenai County, Idaho • 54 Years Old
    May 14, 2017

Idaho Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/28/2020)

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Idaho American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • Idaho's demographic and housing ACS survey of 1,599,464 being 0.51 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.1% males and 49.9% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Idaho social characteristics data of 585,259 households, which make up 0.5 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 406,703 families with and without children. There are 446,143 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Idaho American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 1,216,172 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.49 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 765,247 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Idaho housing characteristics are collected from 675,421 dwellings making up 0.51 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 585,259 or uninhabited 90,162 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 585,259 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Idaho Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Idaho
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Idaho Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Idaho
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    20 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Idaho Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Idaho
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Idaho
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Idaho territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile