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Court (Magistrate-District)

E-filing    Record Request   Media Request   Magistrate    District    Jury Duty 

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

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 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

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
Kristina Jenkins, Deputy Clerk
Michele Stephenson, Deputy Clerk

Phone: 208-365-4221

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
Civil - Rachel Puentes (Quenzer), Lead Court Clerk
Criminal - 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

Phone: 208-365-5621
Fax: 208-365-6172
Email -
Website -
Automated Phone: (844)509-1211

Please e-mail / fax all time off requests at least 2 weeks in advance to the 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.

For Jury Terms starting on or after January 1, 2024 you can fill out your juror summons questionnaire on-line, submit an excusal request, check on the status of a previous request, or check the status of a Jury Trial that you have been assigned to please visit the eResponse website (click here).  You can also submit an excusal request and check your status by calling the automated phone system at (844)509-1211.  Please allow at least 72 hours for a response to any excusal request. 

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

Sample Juror Summons
Time Off Request Form

Information and Services
The Court Assistance Office (CAO)
Third Judicial District Court

Family Court Service - 3rd District
Idaho Court Records/On-line Payments
Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)

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