Lookup Public Records in Custer CountyIdaho. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Custer County, Idaho Overview

Custer County is located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was formed in 1881. The county was named for the General Custer Mine, where gold was discovered five years earlier. The county seat is Challis. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 1,042 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,937 square miles, of which 4,721 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. It is the third-largest county in Idaho by area. Custer County borders the following counties: Lemhi County to the north; Butte County to the east; Blaine County to the south; Elmore County to the southwest; Boise County to the southwest; and Valley County to the west. Custer County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 83226, 83227, 83235, 83251, 83253, 83255, and 83278. The most populated zip code is 83226.

Custer County Clerk’s Office Information

The County Clerk is an elected official of the county and holds five titles: Clerk of the District Court, Auditor, Recorder, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and Chief Elections Officer of the County. The County Clerk also oversees County Assistance. Several deputies assist the clerk in carrying his/her responsibilities.
The Auditor acts as the County Budget and Accounting Officer and is responsible for compiling the budget requests and submitting the budget to the Board of County Commissioners. The Auditor also keeps accounting records on the revenues, expenditures, and balances in each county fund; prepares and remits checks to employees, vendors, and all others entitled to payment. As the Chief Election Officer, the County Clerk registers voters and conducts all elections in the county.

The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Custer County. The Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, liquor licenses, birth/death certificates, processes passport applications, and records all land documents, including plat maps, surveys, liens, etc.

The fees for recording documents are as follows:

Except as otherwise listed below, for recording every instrument, paper or notice, it is $10.00 for the first page and $3.00 for every additional page pertaining to that document.

For recording each of the following types of instruments, provided the instrument is thirty (30) pages or less:
Deeds, grants, and conveyances of real property: $15.00

Trust deeds or mortgages of real property, including fixture filings, security agreement and assignments of leases and rents if contained with the same instrument for recording: $45.00

Reconveyances of trust deeds, including a substitution of trustee if contained within the same instrument, and releases of mortgages: $15.00

Power of attorney: $25.00

For copies of any record or paper, for each page: $1.00
For each certificate under seal, when required: $1.00
For taking acknowledgments, including seal: $1.00
For filing a survey per page: $5.00
For making a copy of a survey: $4.00

The physical address of the Custer County Clerk’s Office is:

Custer County Court House
801 E. Main Ave.
PO Box 385
Challis, ID 83226-0385
Phone: (208) 879-2360
Fax: (208) 879-5246
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Lura Baker is the Clerk of Custer County. She can be contacted at (208) 879-2360 or emailed at lbaker@co.custer.id.us

Custer County Court Information

Magistrate Court is held on Mondays. District Court is the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Small Claims Court is held on Thursday of the 2nd full week of the month.

Laila Plummer is the Court Supervisor/Jury Commissioner. She may be contacted at (208) 879-2359, Ext. 1 or emailed at custercountycourt@gmail.com.

Services provided:
Magistrate Criminal/Civil
Name Change
Crystal Kestler is the Deputy Clerk. She may be contacted at (208) 879-2359, Ext. 2 or emailed at custercountycourt@gmail.com

Services provided:
District Criminal/Civil
Small Claims
Child Protection
Child Support/Paternity
Civil Protection Orders

The physical address of the Custer County Court is:
Custer County Courthouse
Custer County Courts (upstairs)
Seventh Judicial District
801 E. Main Ave.
PO Box 385
Challis, ID 83226-0385
Phone: (208) 879-2359
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Custer County Assessor’s Office Information

The county assessor main responsibility is to determine equitable values on both real and personal property within the county for property tax purposes.

The physical address of the Custer County Assessor’s Office is:
Custer County Court House
801 E. Main Ave.
PO Box 597
Challis, ID 83226-0597
Phone: (208) 879-3302 (Assessor, Jacquel Bruno)
Phone: (208) 879-2325 (Chief Deputy Assessor, Tracy Barrett)
Fax: (208) 879-669
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Jacquel Bruno is the Custer County Assessor. She may be contacted at (208) 879-3302 or emailed at jbruno@custertel.net

Custer County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Custer County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Nature and Validity of Marriage Contract – Title 32, Chapter 2 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 32, Chapter 9, Sections 32-921 to 32-929
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Custer County Marriage License
Location:801 E. Main Ave. P.O. Box 385, Challis, Idaho, 83226

Custer County Recorder Office
County Government Office

Address: 801 E Main Ave, Challis, ID 83226, United States
Phone: 208-879-2360

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