Kootenai County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Kootenai County, Idaho (Map It) was created on December 22, 1864 from Nez Perce County. Kootenai County was named for the Kootenai Native American tribe. Learn More About State of Idaho History

Kootenai County is bordered by Bonner County (north), Shoshone County (east), Benewah County (south), Spokane County, Washington (west).

Kootenai County Cities and Towns include Athol, Coeur d'Alene, Dalton Gardens, Fernan Lake Village, Harrison, Hauser, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Huetter, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, State Line, Worley.

Kootenai County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Kootenai County, Idaho Courthouse
Kootenai County, ID Courthouse

The Kootenai County Courthouse is located in Coeur d'Alene, 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 Kootenai 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.

  • Kootenai County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1881, Land Records from 1881, Probate Records from 1884 and Court Records from 1881. 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.

Kootenai County, Idaho Census Records

Kootenai County, Idaho Vital Records

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