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Court (Magistrate-District)

Changes to Court Services due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Pursuant to an Order issued by the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho the Magistrate & District Courts are implementing measures to reduce the risk of exposure and assure the safety of our personnel and the public.  Please review the following:

  • It is recommended that all persons wear a mask while in a court facility on court business and observe a minimum of six feet of social distancing from other persons not of the same household. 
  • To download a PDF copy of the most recent State Supreme Court order click here
  • Payments for fines and fees can be made online. Click here for instructions
  • Civil Protection Orders can now be filed on-line. 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.
Click here to read more about Gem County COVID-19 restrictions

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 Judge
Esma Oribio Court Supervisor
Rachel Puentes Deputy Court Clerk
Stacy Brown Deputy Court Clerk
Laura Dodson Deputy Court Clerk
Rebecca Flowers Deputy Court Clerk
Melani Nebeker 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
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

Randall Grove 3rd District Judge
Brent Whiting 3rd District Judge
Rachel Puentes (Quenzer) Deputy Court Clerk
Rebecca Flowers Deputy Court Clerk

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

District Court Zoom Information

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.


Jury Duty
Rachel Puentes, Jury Commissioner
Sarah Story, Deputy Jury Commissioner
Phone: 208-477-2014
Fax: 208-365-7795
Email - jurycomm@co.gem.id.us

Please e-mail / fax all time off requests at least 2 weeks in advance to the Deputy Jury Commissioner at the information listed above.  Include your name, your juror number, your phone number, the dates you would like to be excused and the reason for the excusal request. 

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Information and Services
The Court Assistance Office (CAO)
http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/
Third Judicial District Court
https://thirdjudicialcourt.idaho.gov/
Third Judicial District Family Court Services
http://www.familycourtservicesidaho.org/
Idaho Court Records
https://www.mycourts.idaho.gov