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Divorce Records in Idaho

Divorce records are stored by the state in which the divorce was filed and finalized. Although some states may keep a central database of divorce records, the county courthouses are responsible for their maintenance. All requests for certified copies of the records should be made at the local county courthouse.

However, if the name of the county where the divorce was filed is unknown, the search can begin at the state level to attain the name of the county. Additionally, a search for the records one county at a time can be conducted. This will be more time consuming and more expensive.

Perhaps the best way to locate divorce records when the county is unknown is to conduct a search for past and current spouses. This will produce a list of names along with the accompanying addresses at the time of the marriage. The address can be used to locate the name of the county.

Divorce records are filed by the husband’s name and will include specific information about the couple. The husband’s full name, the wife’s full name including her maiden name, the name of the county where the divorce was filed, the recorded filing date of the divorce, the actual date of the finalized divorce, and a certificate number for identification purposes are included in the records. Several states also include the number of children the couple had under the age of eighteen at the time of the divorce.

Typically, it is best to provide only the requested information when searching for records. However, in the case of a genealogical search, any information may prove useful in locating the records.

The search and procurement of the records will take approximately two to ten days. Genealogical searches can take even longer depending on the amount of information that you were able to provide. Each courthouse assesses a small fee for the service. The fee will vary from one state to another or from county to county.

Follow these guidelines to produce a more efficient search.

• Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife.
• Keep your request brief and to the point.
• Limit your request to one document.
• Include the full names of the individuals, including nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used.
• Include the full address of the individual at the time of the divorce, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the divorce took place, include that as well.
• Include the date that the divorce was finalized. If you do not have this piece of information available, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
• Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a daytime telephone number, as well as, an evening telephone number. You may also include a fax number or an e-mail address.
• You should include your relationship to the individual’s listed in your search request.
• You should include the purpose of your request.
• Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well, including a driver’s license number.
• Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
• Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

A list of the local county courthouses for Idaho is provided below in alphabetical order.

Ada County
Ada County Clerk
650 Main St.
Boise, ID 83702-5960
Telephone: (208) 364-2223

Adams County
Adams County Clerk
P.O. Box 48
Council, ID 83612-0048
Telephone: (208) 253-4233

Bannock County
Bannock County Clerk
624 E. Center, Room 211
Pocatello, ID 83201
Telephone: (208) 236-7340

Bear Lake County
Bear Lake County Clerk
7 East Center Street
Paris, ID 83261
Telephone: (208) 945-2212

Benewah County
Benewah County Clerk
318 Highland
St. Maries, ID 83861-2042
Telephone: (208) 245-3241

Bingham County
Bingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 1028
Blackfoot, ID 83221-1028
Telephone: (208) 785-5005

Blaine County
Blaine County Clerk
206 First Ave. S., Suite 200
Hailey, ID 83333-0400
Telephone: (208) 788-5505

Boise County
Boise County Clerk
P.O. Box 157
Idaho City, ID 83631-0157
Telephone: (208) 383-1209

Bonner County
Bonner County Clerk
215 S. 1st Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-1305
Telephone: (208) 263-6841

Bonneville County
Bonneville County Clerk
605 N. Capitol
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3582
Telephone: (208) 529-1363

Boundary County
Boundary County Clerk
P.O. Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419
Telephone: (208) 267-5504

Butte County
Butte County Clerk
P.O. Box 737
Arco, ID 83213-0737
Telephone: (208) 527-3021

Camas County
Camas County Clerk
P.O. Box 430
Fairfield, ID 83327-0430
Telephone: (208) 764-2238

Canyon County
Canyon County Recorder
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605-3542
Telephone: (208) 454-7566

Caribou County
Caribou County Clerk
159 South Main Street
Soda Springs, ID 83276-1427
Telephone: (208) 547-2146

Cassia County
Cassia County Clerk
Burley, ID 83318-1862
Telephone: (208) 678-1080

Clark County
Clark County Clerk
P.O. Box 205
Dubois, ID 83423-0205
Telephone: (208) 529-1345

Clearwater County
Clearwater County Clerk
P.O. Box 586
Orofino, ID 83544-0586
Telephone: (208) 476- 5596

Custer County
Custer County Clerk
P.O. Box 597
Challis, ID 83226
Telephone: (208) 879-2359

Elmore County
Elmore County Clerk
150 South Fourth East
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Telephone: (208) 587-2130

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
39 W. Oneida St.
Preston, ID 83263-1234
Telephone: (208) 852-0877

Fremont County
Fremont County Clerk
P.O. Box 448
St. Anthony, ID 83445
Telephone: (208) 624-7401

Gem County
Gem County Clerk
415 E. Main St., Rm 202
Emmett, ID 83617-3049
Telephone: (208) 365-4561

Gooding County
Gooding County Clerk
P.O. Box 417
Gooding, ID 83330-0417
Telephone: (208) 934-4261

Idaho County
Idaho County Clerk
320 W. Main St.
Grangeville, ID 83530-1948
Telephone: (208) 983-2776

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
120 North Clark Street
Rigby, ID 83442-1462
Telephone: (208) 745-7736

Jerome County
Jerome County Clerk
P.O. Box 407
Jerome, ID 83338-0407
Telephone: (208) 324-8811

Kootenai County
Kootenai County Clerk
501 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2915
Telephone: (208) 769-4400

Latah County
Latah County Clerk
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843-0568
Telephone: (208) 882-4432

Lemhi County
Lemhi County Clerk
206 Courthouse Dr.
Salmon, ID 83467-3943
Telephone: (208) 756-2815

Lewis County
Lewis County Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Nezperce, ID 83543
Telephone: (208) 937-2661

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
P.O. Box A
Shoshone, ID 83352-0800
Telephone: (208) 886-2173

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 389
Rexburg, ID 83440-0389
Telephone: (208) 356-9383

Minidoka County
Minidoka County Clerk
715 G Street
Rupert, ID 83350-0474
Telephone: (208) 436-9331

Nez Perce County
Nez Perce County Clerk
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501-0896
Telephone: (208) 799-3040

Oneida County
Oneida County Clerk
P.O. Box 191
Malad City, ID 83252-0191
Telephone: (208) 766-4116

Owyhee County
Owyhee County Clerk
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650
Telephone: (208) 495-2806

Payette County
Payette County Clerk
1130 Third Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661-2473
Telephone: (208) 642-6000

Power County
Power County Clerk
543 Bannock Ave.
American Falls, ID 83211-1200
Telephone: (208) 226-2106

Shoshone County
Shoshone County Clerk
P.O. Box 1049
Wallace, ID 83873-1049
Telephone: (208) 752-1264

Teton County
Teton County Clerk
89 N. Main St., Rm. 1
Driggs, ID 83422
Telephone: (208) 354-2905

Twin Falls County
Twin Falls County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Telephone: (208) 734-4000

Valley County
Valley County Clerk
P.O. Box 737
Cascade, ID 83611-0737
Telephone: (208) 382-4150

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 670
Weiser, ID 83672-0670
Telephone: (208) 414-2092

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