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District County Assignments

Updated on Jan 10, 2019

Southern Division (Boise):
Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington

Northern Division (Coeur d'Alene):
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater*, Idaho*, Kootenai, Latah*, Lewis*, Nez Perce*, Shoshone

*Central Division (Moscow)

Eastern Division (Pocatello):
Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Teton.


District County Assignments

Selecting the Correct Office

When opening a new civil case, the first step is to select the correct divisional office.

For a Complaint, the office is determined by:

1)  the county of the defendant, or

2)  if the defendant is out-of-state, the county of the plaintiff, or

3)  if neither 1 or 2 apply, the county in which the incident occurred occasioning the law suit.


In a Notice of Removal, you must select the divisional office where the court for the original case is located.

You may check the map of offices and divisions to verify your selection.

Reference:  28 USC § 1391

Fourth Judicial District, Ada County Court

For matters concerning child support, divorce, domestic issues, traffic court and small claims, please visit the Fourth Judicial District Court.

Ninth Circuit Library - Boise


The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit has a library in the Federal Building in Boise.  For information on access to the library in Boise, see the Public Access Policy as well as Local Rule 77.3.

Contact Information:
U.S. Courts Library

Interim  Library Services:




Library Resources
Ninth Circuit Library Web Page

District Local Rule Civ 77.3


The Ninth Circuit law library is located on the sixth floor of the Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, Idaho. The library is for the primary use of judges and personnel of the Federal Court.

The library is operated in accordance with such rules, regulations, and policies as the Court may from time to time adopt. The Public Access Policy for the library is available at the library.


United States Court Library, Boise, Idaho
Public Access Policy


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