Clerk | Auditor | Recorder

Managing court assistance, budgets and accounting, all recordable documents and elections


County Clerk: Sherry Ward

Courthouse Location:

201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Mail To: 

Adams County Courthouse
PO Box 48
Council, ID 83612

Phone: (208) 253-4561
Fax: (208) 253-4880
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday


Recordable Documents

A recordable document, pursuant to the Idaho Code, must have original signature of grantor and be notarized. If it conveys real property, it must also include the grantee’s current mailing address.

Not all recorded documents are certifiable. A certified copy from the Recorder’s Office is as good as an original document (except birth and death certificates which must be obtained from the Idaho Vital Statistics office). To request vital statistics certificates, see Idaho Vital Statistics or PO Box 83720, Boise ID 83720 or call (208) 334-5980. There is an information line available at (208) 334-5988.

According to Idaho Code, all instruments delivered to the County Recorder for record shall be recorded rather than filed with the exception of plats, surveys, cornerstone markers and instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.

A page shall not exceed fourteen inches in length or eight and one-half inches in width (8-1/2” x 14”). The recording fee to be charged for maps, sketches, drawings or other instruments except plats larger than the size permitted above for a page shall be two cents per square inch.

Recording Fees

The Idaho Code states that the county recorder may receive the following fees for his/her services, to be paid by the party procuring the recording services.

For recording every instrument, paper or notice, for the first page
For each additional page $3.00
For electronic copies requested on a recurring basis, for each page or image $ .50
For copies of any record or paper, for each page
For each certificate under seal, when required
For release or assignment where more than one (1) document is released or assigned in the same instrument, for each additional release or assignment
For recording every town lat or map, for first one hundred (100) lots or less
and for each additional lot
For taking acknowledgments, including seal
For recording the location notice or amended location notice, of a mining claim, or for recording and indexing each notice, for each page
For recording affidavit of labor of mining claims for one (1) mining claim
plus an additional charge for each claim in excess of one (1)
For filing a survey
For making a copy of a survey
For issuing marriage license, filing, recording and indexing the certificate of marriage and taking and filing affidavits required in issuance of the license
For administering an oath, including jurat
and certifying the same when required an addition sum of
For comparing and certifying a prepared copy of a file or record in his or her office, for each page
For each certificate under seal there shall be an additional fee of