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Court (Magistrate-District)

Gem County Court
  • Payments for fines and fees can be made online. 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)

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. 

For packets to file documents conventionally (in paper format) please click here.  If you can not find what you are looking for you may need to contact a private legal forms shop or an attorney. 

Record Request

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

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
Kristina Jenkins, Deputy Clerk
Michele Stephenson, Deputy Clerk

Fax: 208-365-6172
Email -

Magistrate Court Zoom Information
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
Rachel Puentes (Quenzer), Lead Court Clerk
Rebecca Flowers, Deputy Court Clerk 

Phone: 208-365-5621
Fax: 208-365-6172
Email -

District Court Zoom Information
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 -

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)
Third Judicial District Court
Third Judicial District Family Court Services
Idaho Court Records

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