Welcome to the Clerk's Office Web Page!
The County Clerk has one of the most diverse jobs of all county elected officials. In fact, constitutional
and statutory laws have given this one elective county officer five distinct titles: Clerk of the District
Court, Auditor, Recorder, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and Chief Elections Officer of the
County (County Resource Manual, Idaho Association of Counties). In Kootenai County, there are over 90 deputy
clerks who work in the various departments under the Clerk as well as in the Board of County Commissioners
Office. In the role of Auditor, the Clerk's office is responsible to prepare the annual county budget for the
Board of County Commissioners. The Auditor's office also notifies every taxing district or authority as well
as the state board of education of the total taxable valuation of all the taxable property located within each
taxing district, including Urban Renewal funding.
Meet Clifford T. Hayes, your elected County Clerk.