Clearwater County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Clearwater County, Idaho (Map It) was created on February 27, 1911 from Nez Perce County. Clearwater County was named for the Clearwater River. Learn More About State of Idaho History

Clearwater County is bordered by Shoshone County (north), Latah County (west), Nez Perce County (west), Lewis County (southwest), Idaho County, Idaho (south), Missoula County, Montana (east), Mineral County, Montana (east).

Clearwater County Cities and Towns include Elk River, Orofino, Pierce, Weippe.

Clearwater County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Clearwater County, Idaho Courthouse
Clearwater County, ID Courthouse

The Clearwater County Courthouse is located in Orofino, Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clearwater county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Clearwater County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1911, Land Records from 1871, Probate Records from 1911 and Court Records from 1883 . The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Adams County. Additionally, the Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, processes passports and records land documents, including plat maps, surveys, easements, assertions of right-of-way, and some types of liens.

Clearwater County, Idaho Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Clearwater County, Idaho Vital Records

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