Idaho Public Records
The Idaho Public Records Law, enacted in 1990 and found in the Idaho Code Sections 9-337 through 9-350, gives each person the right to examine and copy public records of the state. The Law defines a public record as any writing (letters, documents, pictures, recordings) containing information regarding public business, retained by any state or local agency.
Exceptions apply to records that would infringe on personal privacy, endanger public safety, or hinder active investigations or operations of the government.
Here you have easy access to the most widely used and appreciated statewide resources. Scroll down to find those resources, or use the side menu to find more databases for state licensing. Menus for city and county resources are located there as well.
- Court System - The Idaho court system has three levels. At the first are the District Court and Magistrate Division. The District Court handles felony cases, civil cases of higher amounts, and appeals from the Magistrate. The Magistrate handles misdemeanors, civil cases of lower amounts, juvenile, family law, probate, and small claims. At the second level is the Court of Appeals, founded in 1981 to handle some of the caseload from the Supreme Court. At the top is the Idaho Supreme Court, which reviews decisions from the lower courts and assigns certain appealed cases to the Court of Appeals. Idaho Court Records
- Criminal Records - Felony cases are heard in District Court. Misdemeanor and juvenile cases are heard in the Magistrate Division. Criminal court records are generally not made available to the public in Idaho, except through the State Police. As an alternative to checking for court records, we recommend a search of Department of Corrections records, which include misdemeanor and felony convictions. For those databases and more, go to our Idaho Criminal Records page.
- Vital Records – For copies of certificates, write to: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, 450 W. State St., 1st Floor, PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720, (208) 334-5988 (recording), Fax: (208) 389-9096. Visit our Vital Records page for Idaho births and christenings from 1856 to 1965; the Death Index for Idaho (Social Security), and various historical death, cemetery, and obituary databases; statewide historical marriage databases; information on ordering divorce certificates, and a link to Payette County recorded documents (including divorce decrees).
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|Company Search |
Search by business name, city, organizational ID/filing number, registered agent name, or registered agent city for Idaho corporations, assumed business names, general partnerships, limited liability & limited partnerships, name reservations, unincorporated non-profit associations & business name reservations.
|Court Records | District Courts |
The Idaho State Judiciary provides this online court service. Search Idaho District Courts by name or case number for civil, criminal, family, and traffic court records in Idaho counties.
|Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search Idaho statewide or nationwide for criminal records by name & DOB or age. Huge database.
|Employee Phone Directory |
Search by name and/or Idaho Agency, Board, Commission, Department or Division for Idaho Employee phone listings.
|Inmates Offenders | VINELink |
Use this VINELink service to search for Idaho Department of Corrections inmates and offenders, and inmates held by Idaho County Sheriff offices.
|Marriage Index - pre 1900 |
Search for pre 1900 and some pre 1930 marriages in Idaho by groom name or bride name. Provides ID number, bride & groom names, county of record, place of marriage, date of marriage, volume, and page.
|Registered Offenders |
Search the Idaho offenders registry by name, city, county, zipcode or map to find registered offenders and violent predators. This service also provides listings of offenders who failed to complete initial or annual registrations.
|Unclaimed Property |
Search the Idaho State Treasurer's Office records by name for unclaimed property in Idaho.
|Uniform Commercial Code |
Search Idaho Secretary of State UCC records by lien number, debtor name, and/or debtor city. Free search provides debtor name, lien number, and amendments. Details may be obtained by paying a fee to become an Access Idaho subscriber or paying for the results by credit card.
|Vehicle Code |
Browse the Idaho Motor Vehicle Code by Chapter.
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|Administrative Rules |
Search this Idaho Department of Administration database by word or phrase for Idaho Administrative Rules.
|Agriculture - Pesticides |
Search the Idaho Department of Agriculture databases of registered pesticides. Search by company name, product name, pest, formulation type, active ingredient, company ID, EPA ID, site (crop), pesticide type, or by multiple criteria.
|Attorney General Opinions |
Search or browse the Idaho Attorney General's database of its opinions, guidelines and certificates of review from 1975 - present by year or topic in Adobe Acrobat format.
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|Campaign Finance Disclosure |
Search the Idaho Secretary of State's campaign finance database by contributors, office, type of committee, candidate, or committee name, and view summary figures.
|Campgrounds Database |
Choose either campground or RV Park/Resort; then search by location or amenities and services required. Provides property name, nearest city or town, ownership and provides link for making reservations.
|Child Custody Mediators |
The Supreme Court of Idaho provides this listing of registered child custody mediators broken down by district, with information including name, address, phone, and e-mail address.
|Civil War Veterans |
Browse this Idaho State Historical Society roster (PDF format) by name for Civil War veterans who migrated to Idaho.
Search this State of Idaho database of the Idaho Constitution by keyword or phrase.
|County Clerks |
Use this State of Idaho service to browse by county for County Clerk contact information and web sites.
|Court Rules |
Idaho Court Rules, including: Appellate; Court Administrative; Criminal; Infraction; Juvenile; Misdemeanor Criminal; Civil Procedure; Rules of Evidence; and Rules of Family Law Procedure.
|Criminal History Information Information|
Information from the Idaho Criminal History Unit of the Department of Health and Welfare on how to obtain criminal histories.
|Death Index - Eastern Idaho |
Search this Brigham Young University Idaho (BYUI) database for death records in Eastern Idaho. Information is derived from obituaries, headstones, funeral home records, cemetery records, etc. Search by name or cemetery.
|Driver Records |
Qualified businesses, individuals and government agents may for a fee use this Idaho Transportation Department service to search for Idaho Driver License Records.
|Eviction Records | Tenant Screening Pay Site|
Search Systems Eviction Records. Search statewide in Idaho for eviction records by tenant name (individual or business) for just $5 per search. Narrow results by city for common name searches.
|Find People |
Easy to use, find people in Idaho instantly! Find addresses and phone numbers. Free summary of names. Fee for detailed reports.
|Histories - Snake River Valley |
Search this Brigham Young University Idaho (BYUI) database for Snake River Valley Histories by keyword, use the advanced search feature, or browse the collection by pioneer name.
|Land for Sale |
Use this State of Idaho service to search for available land for sale. Search by city and county or by address.
Search this Idaho State Legislature database by keyword or phrase for current Idaho legislation.
|Liquor Products |
Browse the Idaho State Liquor Dispensary by name for registered product lists and pricing. Information provided in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
Select the year and then download and browse Adobe Acrobat pdf databases of Idaho Lobbyists or Lobbyist Employers.
|Marriages 1878-1942 |
Search marriages in Idaho recorded between 1878 and 1898 and between 1903 and 1942.
|Missing Children |
Browse this listing of missing children in Idaho to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.
|Mother's Pension Records 1913-1935 |
Browse the Idaho State Historical Society by name for Mother's Pension Records ("payment to mothers and orphans under certain circumstances").
|State Bar |
Search the membership roster of the Idaho Bar Association by last name.
|State Parks |
Need a vacation? Search by location (city, recreation area, highway, region), activity, or amenity for a State Park in Idaho.
Browse by title or click on "Keyword Search" at the bottom of the page to search this Idaho State database by keyword or phrase for Idaho Statutes.