Public Records

Your Right to Public Information

Everyone has a right to examine and take a copy of any City of Boise public record. All public records are available for inspection except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.

There can be costs associated with gathering and reproducing records. Customers must pay the appropriate cost before the records are distributed. If you have questions concerning the costs involved, please contact the City Clerk's office prior to submitting your request.

If a request is made for an item that is not a "Public Record", the Idaho Public Records Act may not be applicable. The City Clerk's office works to ensure that all requests are screened and only "Public Records" are accessed.

Records released pursuant to this request are not warranted as to completeness or accuracy. The information provided represents the disclosable information pursuant to Idaho Code Title 74, Chapter 1 and Boise City Code. Additional records from other sources may present a more accurate representation of a given situation.

Custodian of Records

Jamie Heinzerling
City Clerk

Submit a Public Records Request

Public Records Access / Research Request

Public records access requests can be made online.


Police Public Records Request

All public records requests for the Boise Police Department must be made online. The Office of the City Clerk cannot process requests for the Boise Police Department.


Other Submission Options

By Letter

Send a completed and signed Public Records Request Form to:
Office of the City Clerk
Attn: Public Records Request 
P.O. Box 500
Boise, ID 83701-0500 

By Fax

Fax a completed and signed Public Records Request Form to
(208) 384-3711

In Person

You can drop off a completed and signed Public Records Request Form to the City Clerk's staff at:
Boise City Hall
150 N Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702

Public Records Definitions

Public Record

Includes, but is not limited to, any writing containing information relating to the conduct or administration of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by any state agency, independent public body corporate and politic or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics. (Idaho Code 74-101(13))


Includes, but is not limited to, handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing and every means of recording, including letters, words, pictures, sounds or symbols or combination thereof, and all papers, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, magnetic or punched cards, discs, drums or other documents. (Idaho Code 74-101(16))

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