Run a Free Idaho Probation Search (Local & Statewide)

Free Idaho Probation Search
Find out if someone you know or love is on probation in Idaho, free of charge.

Run a free Idaho probation search quickly and conveniently with the guidance of this resource.

Citizens will find it helpful to know the differences between this form of community release and parole; probation allows people to remain in the community in lieu of incarceration and parole is an early release for offenders to serve the rest of their sentence in the community. Both searches are part of government records available to the public, thanks to state and federal public record laws.

This resource covers how to search available databases to find information about probationers in Idaho. The information includes online search tools, links, and methods for acquiring these details effectively.

How To Perform an Idaho Probation Search for Free

The Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole provides government records upon request as required by the state’s Public Records Act (Code §74-103), ensuring the public’s rights by providing barrier-free access.1

Open government is the pinnacle of freedom, and with this concept as its base, Idaho’s legislature authored and issued public records statutes in 1990. The records request form on the agency’s website includes additional submission options, such as email requests for information.2

The Commission of Pardons & Parole also allows a probation search through its public records request form. Required fields include the requester’s name, address, email and phone number, and a description of the requested information. Once submitted, the records are sent within three business days unless there’s a delay.

If the request is expected to take more than three days, the Commission will send a notice with the reason for the delay and a projected completion date pursuant to Idaho Code §74-103.

Record requests can be sent by mail and must include the requester’s name, address, phone number and email as well as a description of the requested records. Mail all record requests to:

Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole
3056 Elder St.
Boise, Idaho 83705

Phone: 208-334-2520

The public can use the following emails for general information requests or questions:

The Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) website also facilitates a resident/client search of its database that provides the public with information on an offender’s status.3 The database includes those currently on court-ordered probation, incarcerated, monitored by the IDOC or imprisoned. The search also brings up former offenders who served time and completed their sentences, but the crimes committed will not be listed.

The search form allows inquiries to be run by the offender’s name or IDOC number, and partial name information is accepted. The search will likely return an exact match if the user enters the person’s IDOC number. Using a partial name may produce multiple choices with some of the following information:

  • IDOC Number
  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Age
  • Status

Clicking on the IDOC number brings up a new page with the individual’s data, including the most recent IDOC sentence information, case numbers, location, parole status, probation information and other pertinent details.

Screenshot of a client detail of an individual on probation from the Department of Corrections of Idaho, displaying the name, IDOC number, status, age, supervising district, supervising officer, contact, offense, sentencing county, case number, and sentence satisfaction date, including parole hearing and released to supervision dates.
Source: Idaho Department of Correction4

Users can access the IDOC records request form if more information is needed, and they will have to register to access this search form. Once logged in, searchers can click the “submit a record request” option on the menu to complete the request form.

Contact the Idaho Department of Corrections with questions.

Idaho Department of Corrections
1299 North Orchard Street, Suite 110
Boise, ID 83706

Phone: 208-658-2000

Conduct a Probation Search at County & Municipal Levels Throughout Idaho

Probation information can often be found in county or municipal records. Searching for information from local custodians is sometimes easier than trying to access statewide resources, as local clerks may be less busy, and be able to provide a more personal service.

When people are looking to conduct a probation lookup, they can visit each county or city’s website or call/visit the local custodian for information. Idaho county and municipal agencies maintain public records concerning criminal activity and probation status, and each agency hosts a web page with contact information, a records request form or an online record request page.

Idaho Statute Section 74-102 states that members of the public have the right to request public records information, and that with the exception of other fees authorized by law, there can be no charge for the first two hours of labor relating to the search for the first 100 pages of paper records requested.1 This makes most simple record requests for probation information free of charge.

The following lists the largest counties that provide access to public records, including probation records. Additional counties are listed on the iCourt website for Idaho.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office provides an online record request form and an informational page to mail in a request when an inquiry is submitted for probation records.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office
7200 Barrister Drive
Boise, ID 83704

Phone: 208-577-3000

The sheriff’s office reserves the right to charge a fee for larger records requests and searchers will be informed if a fee is payable before the search is filled.

The Canyon County Misdemeanor Probation Department provides the public with an online records request form to request any public records, including an offender’s probation information.5

Canyon County Misdemeanor Probation Department
222 North 12th Avenue
Caldwell, Idaho, 83605

Phone: 208-454-7330
Fax: 208-454-7352

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office offers several ways to access criminal records as part of its In-Custody Report page.6 The page offers easy access to current inmate lists and wanted information.

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office
5500 North Government Way
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Phone: 208-446-130
Fax: 208-446-1308

A screenshot displaying the current inmate list provided by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, listing the inmate's name, incarceration date, scheduled release date, arrest type, arresting agency, arresting officer, arrest location, arrest date, offense description, related case, and bonds.
Source: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office7

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office provides a record request form that can be completed online, printed and mailed or faxed to the records team.

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Records Team
605 North Capital Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-529-1200

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office website provides links to daily reports on warrants and arrests.8 These are provided in the form of PDF documents with current database information concerning arraignments, arrests, releases, inmates and outstanding warrants. Records include probation information when available.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office
425 Shoshone Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Phone: 208-736-4040

A screenshot of the list of booking and release dates from Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, which includes the arrestee's jacket number, full name, birthday, booking date and time, release date and time, current stay length, and status, with an arrow highlighting an arrestee on probation.
Source: Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office9

City governments typically offer probation and parole records through their local police department. The following five cities in Idaho are some of the largest, and each website offers links to access public records for offenders on probation or parole.

In Boise, searchers can fill out an online request form or visit City Hall West to complete a written request form. If a request involves a large amount of records. The Boise Police Department may charge a fee but will notify the requester of any costs they might be required to pay in advance.

Boise Police Department
City Hall West
333 North Mark Stall Place
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-570-6000

The Meridian Police Department provides an online record request form.10 If users need additional help, they can contact the office at 208-888-4433.

City of Meridian Police Department
1401 East Watertower Street
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Phone: 208-888-6678
Fax: 208-846-7372

Screenshot of the police records request online form of Meridian Police Department, which requires the requester's name, address, contact information, retrieval method preference, and description of the request.
Source: Meridian Police Department10

The city of Nampa’s website includes several public records request forms including requests for records from the Nampa Police Department. Users can request specific criminal records, which will contain probation information, if available.

Nampa Police Department
City of Nampa
820 2nd Street South
Nampa, ID 83651

Phone: 208-465-2257

The Idaho Falls Police Department fulfills public records requests through its online records request form.11 Users can request the department mail paper copies of records or send electronic copies by email.

Idaho Falls Police Department
605 North Capital Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-612-8616

The Caldwell Police Department offers a records request form that can be filled out online. Once printed, requesters can bring the form to the police station in person or put it in the mail.

Caldwell Police Department
110 S 5th Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-455‐3115
Fax: 208-455‐3122

How To View a Probationer’s Violations & Contact Their Supervising Officer in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) website’s resident/client search of its database provides users with information about an offender’s probation status, including offenders who are currently on court-ordered release into the community, incarcerated within the state or monitored by the IDOC.3

Searches can be conducted for free.

The probation search results for each client include detailed violations and the client’s parole officer’s name. This search may not have all the information needed concerning an individual’s probation status but will supply their ID number to assist with other searches.

County sheriff’s offices may offer regularly updated wanted lists or warrant search tools. For example, Ada County Sheriff’s office offers a warrant search tool which includes individuals wanted for probation violations.

Those who have questions or concerns after using the search tool can call 577-3091 for advice or to speak to an officer.

All government agencies must provide public information as a way of keeping government activities transparent.

There are seven probation & parole districts in Idaho.12 The addresses and contact details of the relevant district offices are provided on the state Department of Correction website. Individuals who have concerns about an offender can contact the relevant probation office to have their concerns passed on to the correct supervising officer.

How To Access Information on Idaho Parolees

The Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole includes a records request form and provides information on how to request records by email and mail.2 The records from this agency contain the offender’s parole information in addition to probation records.

Searchers can submit requests by mail to:

Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole
3056 Elder Street
Boise, Idaho 83705

Alternatively, requests can be made by email to [email protected].

Screenshot of the online request form for public records provided by the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole displaying a text of instruction followed by the fields for name, address, contact information, and description of the requested information.
Source: Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole2

Searches include all public records kept and maintained by the agency. When a user requests records, the Commission of Pardons & Parole processes the requests as soon as administratively possible.

People who want to look up parole information can also call the commission at 208-334-2520.

Parole information can also be acquired from the Idaho Department of Correction. The department offers a Resident/Client Search Tool that can be searched by first name, last name or IDOC (Idaho Department of Correction) number.3 Search results show whether the offender is under custody, on probation or parole.

For inquiries demanding additional facts or aid related to offender records including parole information in the state, individuals may contact the Idaho Department of Corrections directly using the contact information below:

Idaho Department of Correction
1299 N. Orchard St., Ste. 110
Boise, ID 83706

Phone: 208-658-2000

Thanks to public record regulations in the state, it’s possible for anyone to conduct an Idaho probation search for free, or find other information about offenders.


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2Idaho Commission of Pardons & Parole. (n.d.). Public Records Requests. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

3Idaho Department of Correction. (2024). Resident/Client Search. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

4Idaho Department of Correction. (2024). Resident/Client Search Details. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

5Canyon County, Idaho. (n.d.). Public Records Request Form. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

6Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. (2024). In-Custody Report. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

7Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. (2024, March 18). Kootenai County Jail – Current Inmate List With Pending Bonds. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

8Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office. (2024). Warrants & Arrest Documents. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

9Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office. (2024, March 18). Media Report (0500-2359). Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

10Meridian Police Department. (n.d.). Police Records Page. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

11Idaho Falls Police Department. (n.d.). Police Public Records Request. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>

12Idaho Department of Correction. (2022, June 30). Probation & Parole District Offices. Retrieved March 18, 2024, from <>