Serving in the office of Bingham County Clerk has been an exciting opportunity! With a diverse base of responsibilities, the Clerk’s office is at the hub of county government serving both the public and other county departments.
In Idaho the County Clerk is an elected position officially designated Clerk of the District Court. There are five distinct areas of responsibility established by statute for this office. These include clerk of the district court, auditor, recorder, clerk of the board of county, commissioners and chief elections officer.
Some of the services that we provide to the public are the recording and maintaining of documents relating to property; issuance of marriage license;processing applications for passports;voter registration, and conducting county elections.
Within county government, all funds received are accounted for and expended through the auditor’s office, including payroll. The county budget begins with the auditor, who receives budget requests and prepares a proposed budget for the commissioners’ approval and calculates the property tax levy.
As clerk of the district court, our office provides support to the Courts. Deputy Court Clerks attend and record hearings presided over by Magistrate and District Court judges. They file all civil and criminal court filings, including the processing of appeals.
In the clerk’s capacity as clerk of the board of county commissioners, our office is charged with the responsibility of taking minutes of allCommissioner proceedings, keeping copies of all contracts, resolutions and ordinances signed by the Commissioners and maintaining their daily agenda. Under this responsibility, the Clerk is also responsible for taking applications for indigent services, investigating the applications, and making recommendations to the Commissioners to deny or approve the same.
The Clerk’s Office is here to serve. We hope that you will find the information on this site helpful. Our goal has been to bring the Clerk’s office to you and to offer options for taking care of business that you have with our office as convenient and understandable as possible.