View from Cataldo Mission Park, Kootenai County.
SUPPORT SERVICES - CIVIL
* The Civil Office will be closed from 11AM-1PM, Thursday, March 23rd.
The Civil Section serves process and notices in the manner prescribed by the Idaho Code 31-2202(8). The office is available to provide customer service to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact Information: Phone number: 208-446-1309 Fax number: 208-446-2181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS:
Civil Fee Schedule KC Sheriffs Civil Fees
Eviction Requirements* KC Sheriffs Eviction Requirements
Limitations of Service Letter KC Sheriffs Office Limitations of Service
List of Private Process Servers in Kootenai County** Private Process Servers in Kootenai County
Sheriff’s Letter of Instruction KC Sheriffs Letter of Instruction
Personal Property Requirements*** KC Sheriffs Writ Requirements Personal Property
Real Property Sales Requirements**** KC Sheriffs Requirements for Real Property Sales
*Information regarding eviction procedures including a list of documents needed, fees to be paid and necessary signature on eviction requirements.
**We cannot recommend any person or business named on this list. The list is provided as a courtesy. Be aware there is no agency overseeing private process servers in the State of Idaho. Contact more than one to get an idea of pricing. IRCP Rule 4(c)(1) “Service of all process shall be made by an officer authorized by law to serve process, or by some person over the age of eighteen (18), not a party to the action. A subpoena may be served as provided in Rule 45.” (For information serving process refer to Idaho Code and Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure.) The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice.
***Documents to provide and fees to pay for our office to serve a Writ of Execution for Bank, Wage, Cash Demand, Till Tap or to attach and sell personal property. If you have any questions, please speak with someone in our office.
****Documents to provide, fees and deposit to pay to have our office attach and sell real property. To bid at a Kootenai County Sheriff’s real property sale the bidder must provide either a letter of credit from their bank or a cashier’s check for the total amount of cash they have available as of 3:30 p.m. the day of the sale. If the winning bid is less than the amount of the check, they will need to get the check made out to the exact amount of the bid as we cannot give change on a check. The winning bidder must pay in full by 4:00 p.m. the day of the sale in cash or certified funds. Per I.C. 11-305, “If a purchaser refuses to pay the amount bid by him for property struck off to him at a sale under execution, the officer may again sell the property at any time to the highest bidder, and if any loss be occasioned thereby, the officer may recover the amount of such loss, with the costs, from the bidder so refusing, in any court of competent jurisdiction.”
OTHER SITES TO VISIT:
The Idaho Supreme Court provides various forms and information at www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov
Including forms for landlord/tenant, small claims and other miscellaneous civil.
The Office of the Idaho Attorney General has pamphlets at www.ag.idaho.gov
Including Landlord and Tenant Guidelines.