Public Records

How to Submit a Public Records Request:

Fill out the following form, and submit it to the City Clerk.  Or, a request can be made by letter or in person.  Send your letter of request to: Coeur d'Alene City Hall, Attn:  City Clerk, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814.  A request by Fax may be made by faxing a request to: Attn: City Clerk, Fax: (208) 769-2284.  To make a request in person, stop by City Hall and fill out a Public Records Request form.  Our address is: 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d'Alene. 


The City's Records Retention Manual can be viewed by clicking HERE

Public Records include, but are not limited to, any writing containing information relating to the conduct or administration of the public's business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. (Idaho Code 9-337(10))

Writing includes, but is not limited to, handwriting, typewriting, printing, Photostatting, photographing, and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds or symbols or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic or paper, tapes, photographic films and prints, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums and other documents. (Idaho Code 9-337 (12))

Person means any natural person, corporation, partnership, firm, association, joint venture, state or local agency or any other recognized legal entity.

Note: If a request is made for an item that is not a "Public Record", the Idaho Public Records Act may not be applicable. The staff of the City Clerk's office will do whatever is necessary to ensure that all requests are screened to ensure only "Public Records" are accessed.

Your Rights to Information: Every person has a right to examine and purchase a copy of any public record on file in the City Clerks office. These records are available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at a cost of $.10 per page plus 6% tax.

The City Clerk's office will respond to your request within three (3) business days after receiving the written request in our office. Please sign all letters/forms transmitted by fax, regular mail or in person.

Note: Records released pursuant to this request are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy. The information provided represents the disclosable information pursuant to Idaho Code Title 9, Chapter 3. Additional records from other sources may present a more accurate representation of a given situation.

The Office of the City Clerk does not keep records on Marriages Licenses, Divorces, Births, Deaths, Land Titles or Deeds, or Court Cases. These records are kept with either the Kootenai County Recorders office (208) 446-1480 or the State Bureau of Vital Statistics (208) 334-5988