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The Clerk of the District Court serves as ex officio Auditor and Recorder and as ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners (§31-2001, I.C.).

As ex officio Auditor, this individual is responsible to draw warrants (§31-2301, I.C.), examine and settle debts to the county (§31-2303, I.C.), keep ac­counts current with the Treasurer (§§31-2304 & 2306, I.C.), issue an annual financial statement of the county (§31-2307, I.C.), and perform such other du­ties as prescribed by law (§31-2309, I.C.).

As ex officio Recorder, the Clerk is responsible (§31-2402, I.C.) to record:

  1. Deeds, grants, transfers and mortgages or real estate, releases of mortgages, powers of attorney to convey real estate and leases which have been acknowledged or proved, and transcripts of judgments or decrees which affect the title or possession of real property, including water rights, any part of which is situate in the county of which the person is the recorder.

  2. Certificates of marriage and marriage contracts

  3.  Wills admitted to probate

  4.  Official bonds

  5.  Notices of mechanics' liens

  6.  Transcripts of judgments which by law are made liens upon real estate

  7.  Notices of attachments upon real estate

  8.  Notices of the pendency of an action affecting real estate, the title thereto or possession thereof

  9.  Instruments describing or relating to the separate property of married women

  10.  Notices of preemption claims

  11.  Certified copies of any petition, with the schedules omitted, filed in, and certified copies of any order or decree made or entered in, any proceeding under the National Bankruptcy Act

  12.  Financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code which cover timber to be cut, minerals or the like (including oil and gas), and accounts subject to Subsection (5) of §28-9-103, I.C.

  13.  Notice of order of a general adjudication in conformance with section §42-1408, I.C.

  14. Such other writings are required or permitted by law to be recorded

    Other writings required or permitted by law would include: various indexes (§§31-2404 & 31-2405, I.C.), certif­icates of sale (§31-2406, I.C.), and various other records.

    This manual is designed for use by the Assessor, so the specific duties of the Auditor/Recorder will not be examined here. Suffice it to say that this individual is responsible to keep track of the records and the finances of the county. For further information refer to the Idaho Association of Counties Resource Manual.


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