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 and a full legal description.

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, write to the Bureau of Vital Statistics, PO Box 83720, Boise ID 83720 or call (208) 334-5988. 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.

 New!!  To View Recorded Documents, click this link !

Adams County now offers viewing of recorded documents. To view those documents, please click this link.

Recording Fees

31-3205 (1) 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 fees, please click here


Liquor Licenses

To process a liquor license, we need a completed application, located here, a copy of your state liquor license, and payment. The Board of Commissioners meeting schedule is listed on the Commissioner page. Please bring or mail your applications in at least three weeks in advance of any of those meetings.

Catering Permits

To process a catering permit, we need a completed application, different from the one above, a copy of your state liquor license and payment. The catering permit fee is $20.00 per day, not to exceed 5 consecutive days. Please plan on applying for your catering permit at least three weeks in advance of any of the scheduled commissioner meetings.