Sheriff's Office

Law enforcement services to all areas of Adams County


Sheriff: Ryan Zollman
Phone: (208) 253-4228 ext 4160

Under Sheriff:  Christopher Green
Phone: (208) 253-4228 ext 4161

Courthouse Location:

201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Mail To: 

Adams County Sheriff’s Office
201 Industrial Ave
Council, ID 83612

Phone: 911 – Emergencies
Normal Business (208) 253-4227
Dispatch – Press 2
Jail – (208) 253-4168
Drivers Licenses – (208) 253-4163

(208) 253-1141 – Driver’s License
(208) 253-4370 – Jail and Dispatch

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – Noon


Driver’s License and Civic Services

The County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for issuing Idaho driver’s licenses, Idaho State identification cards and driver’s license permits. The office is located in the Sheriff’s Office in the Adams County Courthouse in Council. Office hours are from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 am – Noon.



All Idaho residents who plan to drive motor vehicles are required to obtain a valid Idaho driver’s license. Anyone who moves here from another state and holds a valid driver’s license from that state have 90 days (30 days for Commercial Driver’s Licenses) during which to obtain an Idaho driver’s license and surrender his or her out-of-state license. Exceptions are active duty members of the US military and their dependents and students who claim residency in other states.

Required Documentation
Written driver’s tests are given in the Driver’s License office. Applicants for first-time Idaho licenses must provide the following prior to taking the driver’s test:

  1. A Social Security card (in the applicant’s current name);
  2. Proof of residency (utility bills, lease or purchase agreements, etc.);
  3. Proof of age and identity (including a driver’s license or identification card not expired more than one year; a certified birth certificate or abstract birth certificate; a valid Immigration and Naturalization card; a valid military ID with photo; a Veteran’s Universal Access Card with photo. Other documents which can be used to substantiate age and identify are listed in the Idaho Drivers Manual).

If the applicant is under 17 years of age, proof of completion of an approved driver training course which meets Idaho Department of Education guidelines must also be provided.

If the applicant is 18 or younger proof of enrollment in or graduation from a recognized school or drivers program is required.

Vision and Written Tests
Applicants must take a vision test, with or without glasses.

First-time and out-of-state applicants must take a written test to show knowledge of Idaho traffic laws, recognition of highway signs, etc. (Some others may also be required to take the written test.)

Those who want to obtain Idaho Class A, B or C licenses must also know the information found in the Commercial Driver’s License Manual.

Those who want to obtain a driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement, required for the operation of any motorcycle with an engine displacement greater than 51cc, must take the written motorcycle test regardless of whether such an endorsement was previously issued in another state.

Road Tests
Road skill tests are required for those whose previous license has been expired for one year or more, first time drivers who have not completed driver training or when the examiner has some reason to believe the applicant may lack the skills or knowledge necessary to operate a vehicle safely.

The Driver’s License office has a list of private skills testers who provide the testing for this requirement.

A motorcycle safety rider course is required for applicants under 21 years of age who are seeking a motorcycle endorsement or adding this endorsement for the first time.

Additional information may be found in the Idaho drivers’ manuals which are available at the Driver’s License office. Or, you may call the office at (208) 253-4227.

Licensing Fees


  •  1-Year (17-21)         $15.00
  •  3-Year (under 21)    $25.00
  •  4-Year (21 & over)   $30.00
  •  8-Year (21 & over)   $55.00
  • Duplicate License    $15.00
  • Instruction Permit     $15.00
  • Drivers Training/IP   $15.00
  • Knowledge Test       $ 3.00
  • Skills Test                 $24.00 ($6.50 County & $17.50 Tester)


  • 1-Year(age 20)                    $15.00
  • 3-Year(age18-21)               $30.00
  • 4-Year(21 & over)               $40.00
  • Instruction permit                $29.00 (must have Idaho DL)
  • Duplicate License               $15.00
  • Seasonal CDL                     $39.00 (6 month Class B C)
  • Knowledge Test                   $3.00
  • Skills Test County                $10.00 (Amount may vary with tester)
  • Endorse knowledge            $3.00 (test)
  • Additional Endorsements   $15.00
  • License Upgrade                $25.00

MOTORCYCLE(Additional to above fees)

  • Instruction Permit       $15.00
  • Duplicate Permit         $15.00
  • Knowledge Test         $ 3.00
  • Skills Test                   $10.00
  • Endorsement             $15.00


  • 4-Year                       $10.00
  • 8-Year                       $20.00
  • Duplicate                 Same as original fee



  • New Applications    $42.00 (Fingerprints/Background)
  • New Issue               $20.00
  • Renewal                  $37.00
  • Duplicate                 $15.00


  • LE New                   $20.00
  • LE Issue                 $15.00
  • LE Renewal            $15.00



The Sheriff is required, by law, to charge fees for his services.  You must pay the fee in advance (Idaho Code 31-3211). In addition to service fees, other costs may include charges for moving and storage of goods, towing, recording, publishing in a newspaper, posting, and other miscellaneous fees.  Pursuant to Idaho Code 31-3203, the Board of Adams County Commissioners sets the current fees for the Sheriff’s Office. Checks or money orders for fees should be made payable to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Summons and Complaint, or any other process by which an action or proceeding is commenced, on each defendant. $50.00
  • Notice, Rule or Order, Motions, Court Orders, Order to Show Cause, Summons and Petition. $50.00
  • Subpoena in a criminal and/or civil action or proceeding. $50.00
  • Writ of Execution where a levy is not made on property.  Extra cost may incur for serving an attachment on property, or levy an execution, executing an order of arrest, or order for the delivery on personal property. $50.00
  • Writs of Garnishment, either by mail or personal service. $50.00
  • Notice of Eviction, Writ of Possession or Restitution, putting a person in possession of premises when occupant voluntarily leaves.  If occupants do not voluntarily leave and sheriff is required to remove subjects and levy foods and chattels, an additional fee will be charged. $50.00
  • For processing Writs of Foreclosure or Orders of Sales on Real Property.  Fee will be charged whether sale is finished or canceled. Extra fees will be charged for recording papers, publishing, and other related processing. $50.00
  • Civil Protection Orders (no charge)
  • Small Claims  $50.00
  • Bank Search  $5.00
  • Vehicle Levy
  • Postings         $3.00 ea.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION (Registration also takes place in the Driver’s License office)

  • Annual Fee              $80.00
  • New                         $50.00(Violent)
  • Quarterly Fee          $20.00(Violent)
  • Out of State Move  $80.00
  • Change of Venue   $80.00 (Temp or Perm)


  • Bartender                                                $15.00
  • Car Dealer                                              $10.00
  • Fingerprints-Employment                       $5.00 ea.  (Employment)
  • Accident/Incident Report-Insurance      $5.00
  • Return Check for NSF                            $20.00 plus amount of check


Cash, credit cards, personal checks and money orders are accepted.