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Changes to County Services

Updated 8/26/2022

  • Call (208) 365-2982 or email for assistance.
    • We will accept the following documents via mail, e-mail, fax, or dropbox at the front door:
    • Homeowner’s Exemption Application
    • Property Tax Reduction Application (Circuit Breaker) and Documentation
    • Commercial Surveys
    • Agricultural Exemption Verification and Documentation
    • Personal/Transient Property Declaration
    • Exempt Property Declaration
  • We will provide the following via mail, e-mail or fax:
    • Public Record Request Responses
    • Property Tax Reduction Application (Circuit Breaker)
    • Commercial Surveys
    • Agricultural Exemption Verification
    • Personal Property Declaration
    • Exempt Property Declaration
  • We will also be able to initially file Property Tax Reduction Applications (Circuit Breaker) via a phone conversation.

Motor Vehicle Services
  • Our new location is 288 Highway 16, Suite 107, Emmett (in the same strip mall as Dollar Tree and H&R Block)
  • WE ARE A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE office, there are no appointments needed.
  • Motor Vehicle Services office is open to process vehicle registrations and title applications as well as all Park & Recreation registrations.
  • Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  
  • **Beginning January 23, 2023 - Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm**  We do not process titles after 4:30 pm.

  • The Clerk's office currently has no special restrictions due to COVID.

Courts (Magistrate & District)
  • The Court office currently has no special restriction due to COVID.

Development Services
  • All Planning & Zoning hearings will be held online using the Zoom platform as well as in person in the BOCC chambers at the courthouse.
  • There is now a mail slot on the front door for dropping off payments/plans/information after hours.
  • Email list of Employees:
  • Office Hours
    • Mon  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tue    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wed  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Thu   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Temporarily closed for Comprehensive Plan work)
    • Fri     8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Office phone  208-365-5144

  • Office is closed to public access.
  • Office will be staffed from 11:00-AM to 5:00-PM, Mon-Fri.
  • Questions or information please call (208) 365-6828 or email

Juvenile Probation
  • Open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Shannon Carter, Chief JPO
    Cell: 208-550-4480
  • Whitney Bruce, Deputy JPO
    Cell: 208-866-0672
  • Office phone: 208-365-2127  Fax: 208-365-6114

Landfill (JAG Transfer Facility & Montour)
  • Jackass Gulch Facility…
    • Open Monday thru Saturday, 9:00-AM to 4:30-PM.
    • We will be operating with reduced staff.
    • We are limiting our interactions with public for the protection of both.
    • We will not be helping public unload their items.
    • We will not be having free trash day this year.
  • Montour Facility…
    • Only open Saturdays 8:00-AM to 1:00-PM. We will not be helping public unload their items.
      • Only one (1) car allowed in the site at a time. If violated facility will be closed.

Noxious Weeds
  • Gem County is following the CDC and World Health Organization guidance and checking for updates and will be adjusting services to the public accordingly.
  • The Gem County Noxious Weed Department can be contacted as follows:
Office: 208-365-4201
FAX: 208-365-2690

  • The Prosecutor’s Office is closed to public.
  • Please call or email the office for additional information.
  • Our phone number is (208) 365-2106.
  • Our email address is

Road and Bridge
  • Gem County Road and Bridge (GCRB) will be restricting public contact at the office at this time. GCRB will continue to conduct business through the means of email, telephone or fax.
  • Any permits pertaining to GCRB can be faxed or emailed.
  • Permit fees can be paid with credit card to Gem County Development Service by phone or with a check mailed to the Gem County Road & Bridge office address.
Mailing Address:
Gem County Road & Bridge
402 N. Hayes Ave
Emmett, ID 83617

Sheriff’s Office
  • Driver’s License & Civil Department
    • Driver’s License is open for services by Appointment daily 7-5. Click here for more details.
    • SORA applicants and Civil issues please call (208) 365-4483.
    • Public fingerprinting and Concealed Weapons License services provided by drivers license by appointment only.
  • Gem County Jail
    • Jail or Inmate questions may be directed to (208) 365-4484
  • For SILD questions contact Director B McNevins call (208) 477-2208
  • For Work Release contact Gem County Jail call (208) 365-4484 (temporarily suspended)
  • All other non-emergency questions may be directed to the Gem County Dispatch Center call (208) 365-3521

  • Our office is open to the public, Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • You may mail check or money order Payable to the Gem County Tax Collector, 415 E. Main Street, Suite 200, Emmett, ID 83617.
    • Please list PIN #(s) or address of property on your check or money order to assure payment is credited to the proper parcel.
  • You may visit the County’s website at and pay by E-Check ($1.00 processing fee) or to pay with a credit/debit card (transaction will be processed as a credit and a 2.5% fee will apply).
  • To leave payment in drop box …
    • Must be check or money order
    • Must list the PIN #(s) or address of property
    • Must be enclosed and sealed in envelope addressed to the Gem County Tax Collector.
  • For any additional tax information please contact my office at (208) 365-3272 or email

University of Idaho Extension Office
  • The office is closed to the public and staff is available by email and telephone. (208) 365-6363 and