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Court (Magistrate-District)


E-filing    Record Request   Media Request   Magistrate    District Court 

Gem County Court
  • Payments for fines and fees can be made online at mycourts.idaho.gov for additional information Click here for instructions
  • Please call for any questions regarding due dates and /or completion dates (number below).
  • If you have a hearing scheduled and don't know if you are supposed to appear in person or by Zoom please call our office the day before your hearing is scheduled to find out. Our phone number is (208) 365-4221.  (Zoom link below)

E-Filing
You can now file the following cases on-line:
  • Civil Protection Order
  • Divorce (No Children)
  • Minor Guardianship
  • Small Claims
  • Modifications to Criminal No Contact Order
Click on iCourt Guide & File to register and get started.  If you have any questions please reach out to the 3rd District Court Assistance Office at (208)454-7455.  

For packets to file documents conventionally (in paper format) please click here.  If you cannot find what you are looking for you may need to contact a private legal forms shop or an attorney. If you need help filling out any of this paperwork, please reach out to the 3rd District Court Assistance Office at (208)454-7455. 


Record Request

  • For Public Records searches please visit mycourts.idaho.gov and do a Smart Search. You can also find your court date and times here. 
  • For Party Verification in background checks please click HERE
  • To request compiled information / statistics please click HERE
  • For copies of court records or audio recordings from Gem County please fill out this form and e-mail it to magistcourt@co.gem.id.us
  • For copies of transcripts of hearings held in Gem County please fill out this form and e-mail it to magistcourt@co.gem.id.us
Requests for records or copies will be responded to within 5 days.  Some requests will need approval of a Magistrate Judge. For more information regarding Public Records in the State of Idaho please click here or refer to Idaho Court Administrative Rule 32. Records of the Judicial Department - Examination and Copying - Exemption from and Limitations on Disclosure

Media Request

All media requests are subject to Rule 45 of the Idaho Court Administrative Rules. Please submit the completed Request to Obtain Approval to Video/Audio Record, Broadcast or Photograph a Court Proceeding and the proposed Order on Request to the appropriate Court e-mail address (listed below). 

For additional information and guidelines refer to the Idaho Supreme Court Media Guide 2020.


Magistrate Court
Includes Infractions, Misdemeanors, Small Claims, Family Law, Probates, Conservator/Guardians, Name Changes & All other Civil Matters UNDER $10,000.00

Tyler D. Smith, Magistrate
Esma Oribio, Court Supervisor
Rachel Puentes, Lead Court Clerk
Stacy Brown, Deputy Court Clerk
Laura Dodson, Deputy Court Clerk
Rebecca Flowers, Deputy Court Clerk
Melani Nebeker, Deputy Court Clerk
Michele Stephenson, Deputy Court Clerk
Kristina Jenkins, Deputy Clerk


Phone: 208-365-4221

Fax: 208-365-6172
Email - magistcourt@co.gem.id.us

Magistrate Court Zoom Information (Appearances via Zoom must be pre-approved)
https://zoom.us/j/3211121106?pwd=dGoxWEQ5emU4SzhwL0VXUjA5cWJ2Zz09
or call (877)853-5257
Meeting ID: 321 112 1106
Passcode: 764567

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We do not take in office payments after 4:45 p.m.


District Court
Includes Felonies & Civil Matters OVER $10,000.00

Brent Whiting, 3rd District Judge
Civil - Rachel Puentes (Quenzer), Lead Court Clerk
Criminal - Rebecca Flowers, Deputy Court Clerk 

Phone: 208-365-5621
Fax: 208-365-6172
Email - distcourt@co.gem.id.us

District Court Zoom Information (Appearances via Zoom must be pre-approved)

https://zoom.us/j/4814570560?pwd=ZkpNZStxeXBoWW1OK1R6SE04ZklxUT09
or call (877)853-5257
Meeting ID: 481 457 0560
Passcode: 359306

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We do not take in office payments after 4:45 p.m.


Information and Services
The Court Assistance Office (CAO)
http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/
Third Judicial District Court
https://thirdjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/

Family Court Service - 3rd District
https://www.thirdjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/fcs/
Idaho Court Records/On-line Payments

https://www.mycourts.idaho.gov
Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)
www.vinelink.com

To download a PDF copy of the most recent State Supreme Court order regarding COVID-19 and Remote Hearings click here

Click here to read more about Gem County COVID-19 restrictions