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From the Desk of Sheriff Craig T. Rowland

During this unprecedented time, I wanted to give everyone some clarification as how the functions within the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office will be affected pertaining to its day to day operations the next three weeks. The essential functions such as patrol, dispatch and jail will all run as normal.

In regards to inmate visitation, there will be no video visits from within the courthouse all video visits must be done at home utilizing the GTL system at https://www.gettingout.com/

Driver’s License will be closed today and Friday and will
re-open on Monday by appointment only. The Idaho Department of Transportation has granted an extension to anyone whose driver’s license will expire from March 1 to May 31. If you fall in to that category, you will have until June 30 to renew your driver’s license. If you need to come into driver’s license you must call ahead and make an appointment the phone number to call is 208-782-3041. We will have personnel available today answering the phones to make the appointments. Most other Sheriff’s Offices are closing their driver’s license or only doing by appointments. It is my understanding that the deadline for acquiring the STAR card is going to be extended a year so everyone should not get into a rush to get the STAR on their card. If you need to just renew your license you can do that online at https://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv/. If you need to get a duplicate license you can also do that online. If you have a CDL you can also renew online unless you have hazmat endorsement then you must come into the driver’s license office. This is a busy time for the farm workers who are coming from other areas to work and will need to get a license or an ID card so for this reason we will stay open.

We will not be doing fingerprints for the next 21 days nor will we be doing concealed weapons permits due to the State being closed. We will also not be doing Sex Offender registrations for the next 21 days.

When you come into the Courthouse you will be asked by the front door security personnel what you are here for. They will also ask you if you have made an appointment and if you have not there will be a list of all available phone numbers so you can call to make an appointment.

I want to assure people that the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office is not going to be stopping people for driving down the road. If you need to drive to the store or doctor’s office that is just fine. If you want to take a walk that is fine also. We are going to make sure that people are not gathering in large groups.

Please do not call dispatch and ask them if you can do something.

I know that this is going to be a burden on the citizens of Bingham County, we are here for you and we will get through this.

Sheriff Craig T. Rowland

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The Bingham County Courthouse staff want the citizens of Bingham County to know that we are there for the citizens of Bingham County during this uncertain time. Some of the offices have taken measures for the wellbeing of the citizens and staff, but know that we are only a phone call or email away to assist you in whatever way that we can.

With the ever evolving changes that are ocurring it can be difficult to keep track of what those changes may be. Below is a list of the current adopted changes affecting the operations of the Bingham County Courthouse as of 03/26/2020

View Adopted Courthouse Office Changes Here

View Phone Numbers and Contact Information for Scheduling Appointments

Additional resources regarding COVID-19 can be found at:

IDAHO.GOV
IDAHO'S OFFICIAL RESOURCE FOR THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL and PREVENTION

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR -
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

March 18, 2020 The Bingham County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency for Bingham County pertaining to the coronaviruse COVID 19. By declaring a state of emergency, the county will be able to allocate personnel, financial and other resources to meet the needs of the county.

View Declaration Here

View Governor State of Emergency Declaration Here