Scott Andrew, prosecutor / Barbara Mortensen, secretary
Lawsuits involving the county are the primary responsibility of the county prosecuting attorney. Several of these cases are eventually handled by insurance providers for the county. However, are still a significant number of areas where the defense of the county is left to the county prosecutor. These include, but certainly are not limited to, such things as bankruptcy proceedings, declaratory judgment actions, judicial review proceedings filed regarding planning and zoning decisions. The county prosecutor may also bring law suits to require people to come into compliance with legal requirements. These include, but are not limited, to actions to bring people into compliance with planning and zoning ordinances and actions filed to remedy violations of Idaho's open meetings laws.