Payette County Helpful Addresses

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Payette County Clerk Payette County Courthouse Payette County City Halls
Payette County Libraries Payette County Newspapers Family History Centers
Payette County Chambers of Commerce

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Payette County Clerk

1130 3rd Avenue North (Room 104)
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-6000
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

Payette County Clerk Records

Marriage Records 1917 - Present
Divorce 1917 - Present
Probate 1917 - Present
Court Records 1917 - Present
Land Records 1865 - Present
Military Discharge Records 1917-Present (not public)
Naturalization Records Volume 1, Nos. 1- 47, 1930

For a list of fees and updated information visit  and click the "clerk" link on the left.
For Fruitland, New Plymouth and Payette records before before 1917 contact the Canyon County Clerk
For Fruitland, New Plymouth and Payette records before before 1891 contact the Ada County Clerk

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Payette County Courthouse

1130 3rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-6000
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

The Payette County Courthouse is located in the same building as the assessor
and the county clerk so they share the same address and telephone number

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Payette County City Halls

Payette City Hall
700 Center Avenue
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-6024
Fruitland City Hall
200 S Whitley
Fruitland, ID 83619
(208) 452-4421
New Plymouth City Hall
301 N Plymouth (P.O. Box 158)
New Plymouth, ID 83655
(208) 278-5338
New Plymouth City Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5
Closed: Monday-Friday 1-2

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Payette County Chambers of Commerce

Payette Chamber of Commerce
2 North Main Street
(P.O. Box 234)
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-2362
Fruitland Chamber of Commerce
206 SW 3rd Street
(P.O. Box 408)
Fruitland, ID 83619
(208) 452-4350
New Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 26
New Plymouth, ID 83655
(208) 278-3696
(also A-Plus Awards)
New Plymouth City Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday 9-4Hours: Monday-Thursday 9-2Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

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Payette County Libraries

Payette Public Main LibraryNew Plymouth Armoral Tuttle Public LibraryFruitland Community Library
24 South 10th Street
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-6029
301 N Plymouth (P.O. Box 158)
New Plymouth, ID 83655
(208) 278-5338
500 SW 3rd Street
Fruitland, ID 83655
(208) 452-7123
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Idaho State Historical Society
Historical Library

450 N 4th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-3357
Idaho State Library
715 S Capital Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 384-4076

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Payette County Newspapers

The Independent EnterpriseThe Argus ObserverNew Plymouth News
21 South Main
Payette, ID 83661
(208) 642-3357
1160 SW 4th Street (P.O. Box 130)
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 889-5387
P.O. Box 10
New Plymouth, ID 83655
(208) 278-3330

History of Payette County Newspapers


Independent Enterprise January 2, 1937 to Present Payette Yes
New Plymouth News January 21, 2004 to October 24, 2006 New Plymouth
Payette Independent June 4, 1891 to December 31, 1936 Payette Yes
New Plymouth Outlook January 22, 1904 - April 6, 1906   New Plymouth   Yes
Payette Enterprise September 2, 1909 (1905?) -
December 26, 1935
Payette Yes
New Plymouth Sentinel February 3, 1910 - May 6, 1926 New Plymouth Yes
Fruitland Banner March 27, 1914 - March 15, 1934 Fruitland Yes
Western Recorder March 17, 1925 - July 1, 1925 Payette Yes
Payette Valley Sentinel May 13, 1926 - January 1, 1970 New Plymouth Yes
New Plymouth Red Apple February 9, 1972 - June 26, 1991 New Plymouth Yes
Three Rivers Chronicle
November 16, 1995 to December 12, 1996 Payette Yes

Family History Centers

Payette County Family History Center

Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho
320 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Fruitland, Idaho 83619
(208) 452-4345

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Closed in August

Ontario Family History Center

Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon
1705 NE 4th Avenue
Ontario, OR
(541) 889-7835

Hours: Monday 1:30-5
Tuesday 10-9
Wednesday 1:30-9
Thursday 10-5
Closed in August

Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The Family History Library is open to the general public free of charge and the staff are exceptionally helpful. It is a great place to get started or do advanced research. I highly recommend a visit.

I was also told, on very good authority, that many records relating to Payette can be found at the Family History Center in Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon, just across the river from Payette County. People traveled back and forth so if you can't find the marriage, birth, or other record you are looking for in Payette County, be sure to try Malheur County.

Visit the main Family Search website at to find out more and be sure to click the "Search for Ancestors" link. It is a wonderful way to search for your ancestors. Next click their "census" link. It has one of the best search features for the 1880 United States Census and it also has the 1881 Canadian Census.

Payette County Resources Available Through Your Local Family History Center

Type of Record Title Film Number
Directories 1913 and 1915 R.L. Polk's Canyon County directory, containing cities of
Fruitland, New Plymouth, Payette and others.

1916-17 R.L. Polk's Canyon, Gem, Washington and Adams County directory containing
cities of New Plymouth, Fruitland, Payette, and others.

1919-20 R.L. Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington, and Adams county directory

FHL US/CAN Film 2308615 Items 1, 2, 3 and 4
Directories 1921-22 R.L. Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington, and Adams counties,
containing cities of Fruitland, New Plymouth, Payette and others

1925-26 Polk's Payette, Canyon, Gem, Washington counties, Idaho directory, containing cities of
Caldwell, Cambridge, Emmett, Middleton, Midvale, Nampa, Parma, Payette, Weiser and Wilder 1930-31 Polk's Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington Couny directory.
FHL US/CAN Film 2308616 Item 1, 2 and 3
Cemetery Records from New Plymouth, Payette County, Idaho
A list of all birth certificates filed in Canyon County, Idaho (1907-1911)

FHL US/CAN Film 849914 Items 5-6
Cemeteries Updated Cemetery Records, including St. Aloysius Cemetery, New Plymouth,
Payette County, Idaho

FHL US/CAN Film 1320740 Item 3
Military Records Soldier Discharge Records 1919-1928 from Payette County Court FHL US/CAN Film 1255645 Item 1
Court Records "Judgment Records, 1917-1930" from Idaho District Court, Payette County FHL US/CAN Film 1255644 Items 2-3
Probate Records Probate Records 1896-1925 from Payette County Probate Court
including Payette County records from Ada and Canyon Counties
FHL US/CAN Film 1255645 Item 2
Schools Old Country Schools of Canyon County: includes Gem and
Payette County School Districts
by Corinne Moyers
FHL US/CAN Film 1421994 Item 4
also available in book form
Church Records St. Aloysius Catholic Church, in New Plymouth,
record of baptisms, marriages and deaths 1914-1965
(includes communions and confirmations)
FHL US/CAN Film 2021207 Item 7
Church Records St. James Episcopal Church 1912-1994 (Payette, Idaho) FHL US/CAN Film 2047002 Items 1-3
Church Records Holy Family Catholic Church 1930-1965 (Payette, Idaho) FHL US/CAN Film 2021208 Items 4-5

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