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Welcome to Gem County’s Web Site

Panograph of Emmett Valley Gem County

Gem County is home to the Emmett City Cherry Festival and many other local events. Surrounding the prominent Squaw Butte, Gem County spans from Letha to Sweet, and Freezeout Hill to Ola and beyond. The scenic Payette River, fed by Squaw Creek, meanders through the County. Emmett is the county seat, located at the head of the “Valley of Plenty”. The area is known for its orchards, historic landmarks, the Black Canyon Reservoir, and much more!

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Special Announcement

The JAG Waste Transfer Facility will be burning our brush pile starting today – December 6th. We will be burning for the next couple weeks and it will quit smoking when the fire is out. ūüôā

Gem County Legal Notices Page

The ‘Legal Notices’ web page contains links to departmental public notifications such as: Ordinances; Real property sales (Sheriff); Special Planning/Zoning Commission Meetings (Development Services); Recorder, Elections, Clerical (County Clerk); Noxious and Nuisance Weed Control (Noxious Weed).

Click here to go to our Legal Notices web page

ADA Compliance Coordinator

Larry Robertson
(208) 477-2214
lrobertson@co.gem.id.us

Gem County has appointed Larry Robertson as our American Disabilities Act Compliance Coordinator. Please contact Larry if you have any questions or concerns regarding Gem County’s compliance with the American Disabilities Act requirements.

Resolution to appoint an ADA Compliance Coordinator:
Gem County Resolution No. 2017-08

Gem County Courthouse Blueprints

Click here to open PDF copy of the original construction blueprints

(this is a large document and may take a few minutes to download)

Gem County, Idaho Ordinance No. 2018-01

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GEM COUNTY CRITERIA FOR GRANTING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS PURSUANT TO IDAHO CODE § 63-602NN, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Click here to open PDF copy of Draft Document

 What is AHMP?

AHMP stands for “All Hazard Mitigation Plan“. We have created a web page that provides information and updates for Gem County‚Äôs All Hazard Mitigation Plan development.

Click here to go to our AHMP web page

Gem County’s Draft All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Click to view Volume I
Click to view Volume II

Quick Links to County Information

DRAFT ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS TITLE 11 (ZONING)

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS – MAY 15, 2018

Elections Information

Oil and Gas Ordinance

Employment (Job Openings)

Roadway Maintenance Policies

Winter Maintenance Policy

Snow Plow Priority Routes

Total Snow Removal Priority Routes

Bench Snow Plow Priority Route

East Snow Plow Priority Route

Grader Upper County Snow Priority

Southeast Snow Plow Priority Route

Southwest Snow Plow Priority Route