There are 3 different types of sheriff record requests.
Please read all instructions carefully to ensure you are filling out the correct form.
Idaho law provides every citizen with the right to examine and copy public records in the Blaine County Sheriff's Office possession so long as the records are not exempt from disclosure under Idaho law. Citizens wishing to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records must contact the specific office where the records are kept and submit a request in writing. The custodian of the records then has three working days to respond to the request, and under certain circumstances may charge a fee for copying and labor costs associated with the request.
Please note that some types of information filed with the Sheriff’s Office cannot be accessed while the cases are still under investigation or pending adjudication through the courts.
Accident / Offense Reports in which you are a party
- Request a copy of your accident or incident
- Free of Charge to Any Involved Party
- Accident Reports generally take 7-12 days to complete.
- $5.00 Report Fee for Insurance Company Requests
- $5.00 fee for each disc containing photographs, audio, or video
- Payment is accepted by cash or checks payable to BCSO.
- Do not use this request type for public FOIA records.
- Our Accident/Offense Records Deputy can be reached at (208)788-5555 for additional questions.
Public Records FOIA Requests
- Public Information our agency maintains in the normal course of business as defined by Idaho statute
- Request access to public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
- If the research and processing time exceeds 2 hours or 100 copies, there will be a fee.
- Our Public Information Officer can be reached at 208-788-5536 for additional questions.
- Do not use this request type for accident/offense reports to which you are a party.
- Click here to learn more about Idaho Public Record Law
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office does not perform background checks for individuals.
The Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification will perform an inquiry of the Idaho Central Repository of Criminal History Records for a processing fee. The ISP Bureau of Criminal Identification can be reached at 208-884-7130.
A nationwide personal criminal history can be requested from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a processing fee. The FBI Liaison Office can be reached at 304-625-5590.
Hours: Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Noon to 4:00 p.m.
- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You will need:
- Photo identification
- A $5.00 per card fee is required in cash; Please bring exact change
- Payment may be made by credit card using our lobby kiosk for an additional small processing fee
- Checks are not accepted
- How do I make a records request to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office?
Please go to our BCSO Record Page and read all instructions carefully. There are 3 different types of record requests.
- How do I get a Concealed Weapon Permit?
To obtain a concealed weapon permit, you must bring photo identification, proof of firearm training, any previous concealed weapon permits (CWL) issued to you and the $55 fee to the Driver’s Services Desk at the Blaine County Annex building located at 219 First Avenue South in Hailey.
When applying for an Enhanced License to Carry Weapons Permit will additionally need an Enhanced Concealed Weapons License Training Certificate signed by a valid firearms instructor. Permits are good for 4 to 5 years depending on the date of issuance.
View more Idaho Concealed Weapon License information.
- Do I need a Concealed Weapon Permit?
Learn about Idaho's Concealed Weapons Law (PDF).
- How do I report a crime tip?
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office would like you to know that you may report a crime anonymously. Please include as much information about the crime as possible including names, numbers, description, license plates, etc. You are not required to include your name or any other information that you do not wish to reveal. Any personal information that you wish to reveal will be strictly confidential.
To report a crime tip, please contact our Detective Division at 208-788-5515.