A public records request (PRR) includes, but is not limited to, written documents and electronic files containing information relating to the conduct or administration of the public’s business prepared, owned, used or retained by the Department. Under the Idaho Public Records Law, Idaho Code §§ 74-101 through 74-126, the public can request in writing to examine or copy these types of public records.
There is a presumption that all records maintained by public agencies are open to the public for inspection and copying at all reasonable times unless the information due to its confidential nature is specifically exempted from disclosure by law. These exemptions to public record disclosure are described in the Idaho Public Records Law Manual.
The Department has four Bureaus. The Department keeps and maintains records that relate to the administration by these Bureaus. See our guidelines on the subject matter of the Department’s records
Submitting a Public Records Request
The simplest and quickest way to submit PRRs is online. Reach us through our Contact Form online.
Records may also be submitted via hard copy by email, fax, mail or hand delivery:
Mail: Idaho Department of Finance
Attn: Public Records Coordinator
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0031
Public Records Request Fees
Idaho Code authorizes the Department to establish a fee schedule reflecting the actual copying costs. No administrative or labor costs resulting from locating and providing a copy of the public record may be charged unless the request is for more than one hundred (100) pages, includes records from which nonpublic information must be deleted, or the actual labor associated with locating and copying documents for a request exceeds two person-hours.