Courthouse - Photo by Dave King
(Photo of Courthouse Courtesy of Dave King

Responsibilities of the County Recorder

As recorder, the County Clerk is responsible for recording, filing, and indexing a large number of legal documents.  The recorder has custody of, and must keep, all books, records, maps and papers deposited in his/her office (IC 31-2401).  These documents are essential for many types of legal transactions and are frequently referred to by attorneys, title companies, real estate brokers, and others in the county.  The recorder collects fees for recording and providing copies of legal documents, and these fees go into the County treasury.  Documents presented for recording must be notarized originals or certified copies.

 The county recorder`s office has records from 1911 when Clearwater County was formed to current.  From 1906 to 1911 what is now Clearwater County was encompassed by Nez Perce County.  Prior to 1906 this area was part of Shoshone County.

About This Department
Recorder: Carrie Bird
Address: 150 Michigan Ave
                 Orofino, ID 83544
Mailing: PO Box 586
                Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: 208-476-5615
Fax: 208-476-9315
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F