In order to best serve the public and to as expeditiously as possible process requests for public records, all requests to examine or copy public records MUST BE MADE IN WRITING. If you are the requesting records relating to yourself, under Idaho Code §9-335 or §9-342, you may be entitled to more complete information than would be otherwise available. Although you are not required to provide identification, for you to receive more complete information, pursuant to Idaho Code §9-338(5)(a), please either provide us with a copy of government-issued identification and a notarized statement indicating that you are the person depicted in the identification, or come in person to our office with a copy of your identification so that we can verify your identity.
Pursuant to Idaho State Code 9-338(8) requests may be subject to a copy and/or processing fee, which may be required prior to receipt of record(s).
When requesting public records, please be very specific about the type of record you are requesting. Provide as much information as possible so that we can make a thorough search of our records.
It is the Canyon County Sheriff's Office policy to release traffic accidents to individuals involved in the accident, or their representative, i.e.: insurance agent or attorney. Some accidents require investigation and may not be available the day of the accident.
We will respond to all written requests within three (3) business days after the request is received, or we will inform you if more time is needed. Pursuant to Idaho Code 9-339, a response may take up to (10) business days. Business days are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. All requests received after normal business hours (excluding holidays) shall be deemed received the next business day.
The Records Section tries to ensure that victim and witness' personal information is protected. A record that is still under investigation must be reviewed by our legal department before that record can be released.
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