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

Gem County, Idaho Overview

Gem County is located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was formed in 1915 and named after the state’s nickname which is “Gem”. The county seat is Emmett. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 16,686 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 566 square miles, of which 561 square miles is land and 4.8 square miles is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Idaho by area. Gem County borders the following counties: Adams County to the north; Valley County to the northeast; Boise County to the east; Ada County to the south; Canyon County to the southwest; Payette County to the west; and Washington County to the northwest. Gem County has seven zip codes. The zip codes are 83607, 83616, 83617, 83629, 83636, 83657, and 83670. The most populated zip code is 83617.

Gem County Clerk Office Information

The County Clerk issues birth and death certificates, liquor licenses, marriage licenses, and handle passports. The County Clerk is also the Chief Election Official of the county and is responsible for registering voters, administering all elections, managing the election calendar, publishing election results, fixing election polling places, etc. Other duties of the County Clerk is recording, indexing and filing land deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages, judgments, and all kinds of transactions that affect business and real estate within the county.

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The physical address of Gem County Recorder’s Office is:
415 E. Main
Emmett, ID 83617
Phone: (208)365-4561
Fax: (208) 365-7795
Email: clerk@co.gem.id.us
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shelly Tilton is the Gem County Clerk. She may be contacted (208) 365-4561 or emailed at clerk@co.gem.id.us.

Gem County Judicial Court Information

Gem County Magistrate Court

The Magistrate Court of Gem County includes infractions, misdemeanors, small claims, family law, probates, conservator/guardians, name changes and all other civil matters under $10,000.

Deputy Court Clerks

  • Esma Oribio
  • Laura Dodson
  • Rachel Quenzer
  • Stacy Brown
  • Melani Nebeker
  • Rebecca Flowers

    The physical address of Gem County Magistrate Court Office is:

    415 E. Main St.
    Emmett, ID 83617
    Phone: 208-365-4221
    Fax: 208-365-6172
    Email: magistcourt@co.gem.id.us
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Gem County District Court

    The District Court of Gem County includes felonies and civil matters over $10,000.

    Deputy Court Clerks

  • Rachel Quenzer
  • Rebecca Flowers

    The physical address of Gem County District Court Office is:
    415 E. Main St.
    Emmett, ID 83617
    Phone: 208-365-5621
    Fax: 208-365-6172
    Email: distcourt@co.gem.id.us
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Carter Winters is the Gem County Public Defender. He can be contacted at (208) 365-4548.

    Gem, ID Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200919,599
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,852
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200959
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009449
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009442
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,041
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009234
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009474
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009113
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,714
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,845
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009246
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009241
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009354
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200920
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009489
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009511
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009360
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009140
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009276
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,072
    Gem County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Gem 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:Gem County Marriage License
    Location:415 East Main Street, Emmett, Idaho, 83617
    Phone:208-365-4561

    Gem County Clerk-Auditor-Recorder

    Address: 415 E. Main Emmett, ID 83617-3096, USA

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