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Idaho Government Records

Government Records at the Idaho State Archives

Archives Room A001The Idaho State Archives (ISA) and Research Center provides public access to records of fiscal, administrative, legal, vital and long-term research value to the citizens, and government of Idaho. ISA provides access to 123,000 cubic feet of government records for state, county and city governments.

State Agency Holdings:

  • Gubernatorial records.
  • House and Senate bills, legislative records.
  • Elections, business incorporations.
  • Idaho Supreme Court cases.
  • Fiscal, administrative and operational records.
  • Agency agendas and minutes.
  • State land deeds, infrastructure drawings and blueprints (includes water, sewage, fire protection, buildings, bridges, highways.)  
  • Vital records: birth, death, marriage, and divorce decrees.
  • Territorial Records.

County and City Governments Holdings:

  • District and magistrate court records such as civil, criminal, divorce decrees, probated estate and naturalization.
  • Law enforcement, tax assessment, meeting agendas and minutes, mortgages, deeds, election records, school, highway and water right records.
  • Records of boards, commissions, districts; including correspondence, planning and zoning site drawings, and minutes, financial records, and governing ordinances.

Records Services Provided by Idaho State Archives:

  • Offer best practices advice on records management procedures.
  • Coordinate access and retrieval for federal and state agencies, counties, cities, and the public.
  • Deliver copies of records through fax, scan, or certified prints.
  • Certify and authenticate.
  • Unless exempt by law, provide public right to examination of records.
  • Provide accessibility for State Agency or independent public, and corporate researchers.
  • Provide optimal environmental storage.
  • Provide 24/7 facility security.
  • Provide on-site access for Government Agencies, Monday – Saturday.

For Records Managers:

If you are a records manager and would like to request an inventory of your agency or government’s holdings in the Idaho State Archives, submit an e-mail request.

Does your agency have permanent records to transfer to the archives? To begin the records assessment process, please click on the links below and review the materials to get started.

Idaho State Archives Government Records Policy

Idaho State Archives Transfer Form 

Transfer instructions and requirements

For information regarding the storage and access of non-permanent active records contact the Idaho State Records Center.

Contact Us

For assistance with accessing government records call (208) 334-2620, send us an email or submit a research request.