COVID-19 County Closures

Payette, Idaho. The Payette County Board of County Commissioners have passed a resolution to close the Payette County Courthouse to the public effective March 24, 2020 through April 3, 2020. The Board of County Commissioners have made this decision in abundance of caution in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Commissioners are concerned with the health and well being of the public and our staff. The Board of County Commissioners will re-evaluate the closure of the courthouse and may modify, extend, or terminate the closure of the Payette County Courthouse.

The public is encouraged to call and make an appointment for any urgent business matters that need to be conducted with the offices in Payette County. There are numerous transactions that can be completed over the phone, email, fax, mail, or internet. Below is a list of the transactions that can be completed in alternate ways.

There is envelopes and a dropbox in the northwest entrance to the courthouse. The public can drop off paperwork for any office in the Payette County Courthouse in this dropbox.

The Payette County Clerk is still processing recordings and other essential services.

The Payette County Treasurer’s Office can process transactions online, through online banking, US mail, and the drop box located in the northwest entrance.

The Payette County Assessor’s Office can process property tax reduction, homeowner’s exemption, copies of maps and building permits can be conducted by phone, fax, and mail.

Vehicle registrations can be renewed online or the public can call the Department of Motor Vehicles to process any transactions. The Department of Motor Vehicles is unable to complete any titling paperwork at this time.

The Department of Planning and Zoning can complete most things through email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone.

The Drivers License Department is closed. The drivers licenses can be renewed online at

The Payette County Sheriff’s Office has cancelled in-person inmate visitation. The following services will be available by phone Sex offender registrations, criminal complaint walk-ins, and work crew sign-ups. All fingerprinting services will be put on hold for the next two weeks. Criminal interviews will be done by appointment only.

The Payette County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide 911, dispatch, patrol and jail services as needed for our communities.

Payette County Clerk (208) 642-6000
Payette County Treasurer’s Office (208) 642-6004
Payette County Assessor’s Office (208) 642-6013
Payette County Sheriff’s Office (208) 642-6006
Payette County Prosecutors Office (208) 642-6096
Department of Motor Vehicles (208) 642-6013
Department of Planning and Zoning (208) 642-6018

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1130 3rd. Ave. N., Payette, Id. 83661

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