Extended Access FAQs
The Idaho Supreme Court may authorize ‘extended access’ to confidential court records for federal, state, and local officials, or their agents, in the exercise of their official duties and powers as deemed appropriate. Access to confidential court records is governed by Idaho Court Administrative Rule 32. Please read the full text of the rule to determine whether or not you qualify for access to confidential court records. The current levels of extended access and approved agencies can be found in the Idaho Supreme Court Extended Access Order.
If you are a member of the general public or media, you do not need to register on the Portal. Registration is only required for users who are requested “extended access” which is provided to federal, state, and local officials, or their agents, in the exercise of their official duties.
> Please note, we cannot determine eligibility via phone or direct email inquiries, you must complete the necessary online steps and we will provide a written response once your request has been processed.
Once you have read the rule and conclude a need for access, complete and submit the Request for Extended Access to Court Records form and return it to email@example.com. Agencies must also provide the User Agreement Form to all approved agency users. The form must be completed and signed by each user and retained by the agency, but made available to the Court upon request.
Please note, we cannot determine eligibility via phone or email inquiries, you must complete the necessary forms and we will provide a written response once your forms have been processed.
If you currently have an active Repository account, you do not need to do anything further. If you need to also establish an iCourt Portal account, the complete registration instructions can be found here. Once your request has been processed, you will be notified of approval or denial via email.
Existing ISTARS passwords for court clerks, judges, TCA’s, and other court personnel (for example: Problem Solving Court Coordinators, Domestic Violence Court Coordinators, Family Court Service Coordinators, etc.) will continue to provide both ISTARS (in the counties that have not been converted to the new Odyssey system) and repository access. Those groups listed above do not need to complete an authorization request form, as access for these individuals will continue to be managed at a local level. Complete registration instructions for iCourt Portal can be found here.