County Clerk

Joseph W. Larsen
Cassia County Clerk/Auditor/Recorder
Email :
Theresa Forthun
Senior Deputy Clerk
(208) 878-5231 ext. 242 (phone)
(208) 878-1010 (fax)

Cassia County Clerk Mission Statement

  • Incorporate the Cassia County Mission Statement into our operating procedure.
  • Uphold the Constitution and support the laws of Idaho.
  • Maintain working relationship with judges, lawyers and other persons in the legal profession.
  • Provide quality service to the public and facilitate their legal options.
  • Maintain District Court as a progressive viable office as we pursue the future.
  • Maintain court records in a professional and organized manner.
  • In performance of District Court duties, we will do so in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Maintain working environment that encourages employees in all departments to reach their highest potential.
  • Strive to gain the highest level of confidence from the community.

Cassia County Clerk Duties
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.