Clearwater County ID

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Clearwater County, Idaho Overview

Clearwater County is located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was formed in 1919 and named after the Clearwater River. The county seat is Orofino. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 8,577 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,488 square miles, of which 2,457 square miles is land and 31 square miles is water. Clearwater County borders the following counties: Shoshone County to the north; Mineral County, Montana to the northeast; Missoula County, Montana to the east; Idaho County to the south; Lewis County to the southwest; Nez Perce County to the southwest; and Latah County to the west. Clearwater County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 83520, 83823, 83827, 83537, 83541, 83544, 83546, and 83553. The most populated zip code is 83544.

Clearwater County Clerk Office Information

The Clerk of Clearwater County serves as Clerk of the District Court, Auditor, Recorder, and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. As the Clerk of the District Court, the Clerk oversees fines, court fees, and restitution payments, provides clerical assistance to Magistrate and District Judges for the Second Judicial District. The Clerk also provides services such as management of court records and the storage process for such archival records. The County Clerk is also the Chief Elections Officer for Clearwater County and registers voters, coordinates the elections, prepares the ballots and handles other election procedures. The Clerk is also responsible for managing the selection system for juries in Clearwater County.

The Clerk is also for recording, indexing and filing land deeds, and all transactions affecting business and real estate within Clearwater County. The County Clerk facilitates public access to all these records, protects, and preserves these records for the general public. The Clerk is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses.
The County Clerk is the Auditor, Chief Financial Officer and Accountant for all county revenues and payments for Clearwater County. The main responsibilities of the County Clerk here is to establish, coordinate and recommend the county budget to the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk also oversees and monitors the execution of the adopted budget, prepares the schedule of levies for the assessed property, provides timely financial information for elected officials, interested parties, and the general public.

The County Clerk acts as the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. Duties include assisting the commissioners with the transactions of county businesses, and signing all county warrants, payments and record all orders for levying of taxes. The County Clerk also attests all actions of the Board of County Commissioners, provides investigations and recommendations to the board concerning claims of indigence for the county.

The mailing address of Clearwater County Clerk’s Office is:
PO Box 586
Orofino, ID 83544
The physical address of Clearwater County Clerk’s Office is:
150 Michigan Ave
Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: 208-476-5615
Fax: 208-476-9315
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Carrie Bird is the Clearwater County Clerk. She may be contacted 208-476-5615 or emailed at

Clearwater County District Court Information

The District Judge has original jurisdiction in all cases and proceedings; prohibition, and all writs necessary to the exercise of his/her powers. The appellate jurisdiction extends to all cases assigned to the Magistrate’s division of the District Court. The Magistrate Judge is responsible for infractions/trials, misdemeanors/trials, small claims court, felony probable-cause hearings/felony preliminary hearings, divorce proceedings, domestic violence hearings and is granted jurisdiction in civil proceedings where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000. Both the District Judge and Magistrate Judges conduct jury trials, issues subpoenas, warrants of arrest and hears all probation violation matters.

Elected Officials:
Carrie Bird, Clerk of the District Court
Randall Robinson, Magistrate Court
Gregory Fitzmaurice, District Court
John R. Stegner, District Court

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