Open Public Record Act:

Idaho’s Public Records Law allows the general public to monitor the actions of state and local government bodies by providing them access to government records. This means that you can request to inspect and obtain copies of public records from government agencies. However, there are certain exceptions to this law such as records that invade personal privacy, medical records, criminal investigations, records that disclose investigative techniques, and criminal records.

Birth Records:

The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics is responsible for maintaining all birth records filed from July 1911 to the present. You can obtain copies of these records by mail. You will need to complete a certificate request form and submit it along with a photocopy of your photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. You will also need to include a check or money order made payable to Idaho Vital Records to pay for the certificate copy. The standard processing time is two to three weeks after receipt of the application. The cost of a certificate is $16. You’ll also be charged a special handling fee of $5. For rush requests, an additional $10 will be required.

You can also submit a request online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. Payments will be made using credit cards. Take note that additional fees will be charged by the company for providing the service. The standard processing time is 5 to 7 business days after receipt of request.

Marriage Records:

Marriages filed from May 1947 to the present in the state of Idaho can be found in the office of the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. You can obtain copies of these records by mail. You will need to complete a certificate request form and submit it along with a photocopy of your photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. You will also need to include a check or money order made payable to Idaho Vital Records to pay for the certificate copy. The standard processing time is two to three weeks after receipt of the application. The cost of a certificate is $16. You’ll also be charged a special handling fee of $5. For rush requests, an additional $10 will be required.

You can also submit a request online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. Payments will be made using credit cards. Take note that additional fees will be charged by the company for providing the service. The standard processing time is 5 to 7 business days after receipt of request.

Divorce Records:

All divorce records filed from May 1947 to the present in the state of Idaho are maintained in the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. You can obtain copies of a divorce certificate online through a third party vendor, VitalChek, or by mail. When ordering online, you will need to make a payment using your credit card and additional fees will apply for using the service. The processing time for an online request is usually 5-7 working days.

For requests submitted by mail, you will be required to submit a completed certificate request form and a photocopy of your photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. You will also need to include a check or money order made payable to Idaho Vital Records to pay for the certificate copy. The standard processing time is two to three weeks after receipt of the application. The cost of a certificate is $16. You’ll also be charged a special handling fee of $5. For rush requests, an additional $10 will be required.

Death Records:

The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics maintains all records of deaths filed from July 1911 to the present. You can request for a copy of a death certificate by mail. To do so, you will need to complete a certificate request form and submit it along with a photocopy of a valid picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport. You will also need to include a check or money order made payable to Idaho Vital Records to pay for the certificate copy. The standard processing time is two to three weeks after receipt of the application. The cost of a certificate is $16. You’ll also be charged a special handling fee of $5. For rush requests, an additional $10 will be required.

You can also submit a request online through a third party vendor, VitalChek. Payments will be made using credit cards. Take note that additional fees will be charged by the company for providing the service. The standard processing time is 5 to 7 business days after receipt of request.

Missing People:

The Idaho State Police maintains a Missing Person Clearinghouse that provides a central location for information and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to locate missing persons in the state. The website lists the different categories used for missing persons cases which you can use to filter your search. You can access statistics on missing persons, get information on how to contact the clearinghouse, and forms that you can download such as checklists for missing persons, guides for parents, and resources for child care providers.

Elected Officials:

You can learn all about your elected officials from the Official Website of the State of Idaho. It lists the various state officials such as the governor (currently C.L. “Butch” Otter), attorney general, and congressmen. It also links to their websites and political parties. If you’re not sure which elected official is serving your area, you can use the Who’s My Legislator application which enables you to enter your street address and zip code to locate which elected officials are in your district.

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