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District of Idaho

Chief Judge David C. Nye

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

The District of Idaho is currently operating under a "Moderate Risk" level. Public access to the courthouses will be strictly limited to those individuals with specific business, e.g., those attending a hearing or visiting their probation officer. All individuals (unvaccinated and fully vaccinated), including staff, are required to wear a mask when in the public areas of the courthouses. Mask requirements for all in-court proceedings will be subject to the presiding judge’s discretion.
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District County Assignments

District County Assignments

Updated on Jan 10, 2019

Southern Division (Boise):
Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington

Northern Division (Coeur d'Alene):
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater*, Idaho*, Kootenai, Latah*, Lewis*, Nez Perce*, Shoshone

*Central Division (Moscow)

Eastern Division (Pocatello):
Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Teton.


Selecting the Correct Office

When opening a new civil case, the first step is to select the correct divisional office.

For a Complaint, the office is determined by:

1)  the county of the defendant, or

2)  if the defendant is out-of-state, the county of the plaintiff, or

3)  if neither 1 or 2 apply, the county in which the incident occurred occasioning the law suit.


In a Notice of Removal, you must select the divisional office where the court for the original case is located.

You may check the map of offices and divisions to verify your selection.

Reference:  28 USC § 1391

Fourth Judicial District, Ada County Court

Fourth Judicial District, Ada County Court

For matters concerning child support, divorce, domestic issues, traffic court and small claims, please visit the Fourth Judicial District Court.

Ninth Circuit Library - Boise

Ninth Circuit Library - Boise


The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit has a library in the Federal Building in Boise.  For information on access to the library in Boise, see the Public Access Policy as well as Local Rule 77.3.

Contact Information:
U.S. Courts Library

Emily Donnellan,

Branch Librarian


Library Resources

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