Contact Information

Elected Official:
Richard Skiles, Sheriff
(208) 882-2216
(208) 883-2281
sheriff or detectives
Latah County Courthouse - Courthouse Annex

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Sheriff's Office

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office Records Office is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The Records Office can be reached in person at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office in the Latah County Courthouse, 522 S. Adams St, Moscow, Id, 83843 or by telephone at 208-883-2266 or 208-882-2216.

Criminal History

To request a Records Check, come to the Records Office between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with the full name and date of birth of the person in question along with a waiver for release of information signed by the person in question. The request will either be processed at that time or you will be asked to return for that information.

If you want to request a statewide Records Check, you will need to contact the Idaho State Police/Bureau of Criminal Identification for further instructions. Their address, phone number and direct link to the request form is:

Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification
700 S. Stratford Dr., Suite 120
Meridian, ID 83680-0700
(208) 884-7130.

You can also visit the Idaho State Police website at:

If you are applying for a Visa or residency in another country, you will need to contact the Idaho State Police/Bureau of Criminal Identification.

Records Request or Request to Examine Public Records

Records requests are generally for either police reports or accident reports and must be made in writing. Request to Examine Public Records.

When completing your Request to Examine Public Records, please keep a few things in mind:

  • The more detailed and specific your request is, the easier and quicker it will be to process.  If you know the case number, please provide it and if you don’t please explain what you are after with as many details as you can; date, time, location, subject involved, type of incident that occurred etc.
  • Current and on-ongoing investigations may not be available for release until they are completed and closed.
  • Records for investigations involving criminal charges are forwarded to the Prosecutors Office and may be available to you through the discovery process, or at the completion of the case.  You may also be able to obtain criminal records through the court.
  • It can take up to 10 working days for complex or incomplete requests to be processed.

The Latah County Sheriff’s Office is not able to release information regarding cases from other agencies.

Sex Offender Information

Public Information
For public information regarding Sex Offenders’ location and registration requirements, please visit the Idaho State Police web site at:

Registrant information
Sex Offender registrations and status changes are processed through the Records Office during regular business hours, if possible.  The Records Office hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.  Annual registrations and new registrations require fingerprinting that will be done at the Latah County Jail.   Fingerprinting hours are:

Monday           12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday           8:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday     3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday         8:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday              no fingerprints available
Saturday          8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday             8:00 am – 11:00 am

Annual registrations and new registrations also require a trip to the Drivers Licensing, at the Latah County Annex, so your photograph can be taken.  Drivers Licensing’s hours are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

Status changes, address changes or other notifications require the same registration forms be completed however there is NO fee and fingerprints are not taken.

As of July 01, 2013, there will be an $80.00 fee (exact change or check) charged to cover costs of registration. 

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