Welcome to the Office of the Clerk, Auditor and Recorder’s site.
Actually, my position as listed in the Idaho Constitution and on the
election ballot is Clerk of the District Court, however we are usually
referred to as the County Clerk. As such I am responsible for clerical
support of the courts and for the processing and maintenance of all
Over the years the Idaho Legislature has added several other
responsibilities to that position. In fact, Idaho leads the nation in
the number of major responsibilities combined into one position.
The Auditor’s responsibilities include the issuance of all County
Warrants (many counties use warrants instead of checks to pay their
bills), developing and monitoring the County Budget, as well as other
The Recorder’s Office is primarily responsible for the recordation of
documents, most of which pertain to real property. It has been said
that the historical value of archiving property information is the most
important function of county government….but that was probably said by
a County Recorder, too. That office also issues marriage licenses,
alcoholic beverage licenses, and handles passport applications.
The County Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners. In that role I work closely with the commissioners by
preparing their meeting agenda, providing information, and taking
minutes of their meetings. Copies of our contracts, resolutions, and
ordinances can be obtained from my office. The commissioners decide on
Applications for County Aid after my office investigates the
application and prepares the pertinent information on which they base
The Chief Elections Official in the county is the County Clerk. As such
we process voter registrations and maintain the database that is used
for elections by all the taxing districts. Conducting the Primary and
General Elections in each even-numbered year is the main responsibility
of that function. However, Election Consolidation Legislation passed in
2010 gave the County Clerk the responsibility of conduction all
elections beginning in 2011.
In carrying out all of these responsibilities, we strive to provide the
best service possible while meeting our statutory obligations. Any
suggestions for improving this service is always welcomed.