Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court Judge
Paul S. Laggis

Sharee Sprague
Clerk of the District Court
Phone: (208) 226-7618
Fax: (208) 226-7612

Law and Motion
Adult Arraignment: Monday 12:00 p.m.
Juvenile Arraignment: Wednesday 1:30 p.m.

Magistrate Court

Magistrate Court handles the following matters:

  • Traffic Fines & Traffic Court
  • Small Claims
  • Probate: Estates, Wills, Trusts, Adoptions
  • Juvenile Court
  • Citations
  • Misdemeanor Offenses

Infractions cited by citation may be paid in full or set for a Court Trial, a trial before the Magistrate Judge only, not a Jury Trial. If you wish to plead not guilty to the charge(s) on your citation, fill out the back of your copy of the citation and send it to Power County Magistrate Court, 543 Bannock Avenue, American Falls, Idaho, 83211. The Court will then schedule the matter for a Court Trial and a court date will be mailed to you. You must appear on the date scheduled or further action may be taken.

Citations may be paid to the Power County Magistrate Court at 543 Bannock Avenue, American Falls, Idaho, 83211, by personal check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa or Mastercard, or cash. Please make personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders payable to “Power County Magistrate Court.”  The above-named credit cards are accepted; however, an additional $3.00 service fee will be assessed. Please DO NOT SEND CASH in the mail. If a receipt is requested, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided.

Online Payments

Power County is excited to announce that we are now accepting payments of court fines and fees online. It is fast, easy and secure; we use the same high-level security used by online banking and financial sites. All you will need is a date of birth and citation or court case number. To begin making an online payment please CLICK HERE.


For information on fines or court appearances please call Magistrate Court at (208) 226-7618.

ALL misdemeanor offenses require a court appearance by the Defendant.

We are willing to help any way we can. Please feel free to call. 


Related Links

Idaho State Judiciary

Idaho State Repository

Idaho Supreme Court — Self-Help Center


You must have a mask to enter County Buildings at this time. Only people that need to be present can be in the building. No visitors or non-essential people. No children without an appointment.

Out of County Residents REQUIRE an appointment for services.