Will Registry

Idaho’s will registry was created in 2000 to help provide a solution for a common problem experienced by many Idahoans. After the death of a loved one, it is often difficult to determine whether they have executed a will or locate it.

The Secretary of State’s office maintains Idaho’s will registry. This service will help ensure your loved ones can become aware of the existence and location of your will after your death.

The will registry only contains basic information about your will. This includes your name (testator), the date your will was created, and the location of your will. This office does not keep a copy of your will or any information about the contents of your will.

Information contained in this registry is strictly confidential. We will only share the information with your heirs, beneficiaries, or other interested persons after your death.

It is not mandatory for you to use this service. Choosing not to register your will with the Secretary of State’s office does not affect the validity of the will.

The office of the Secretary of State does not provide legal advice and is not able to assist in the creation of a will. Idaho Legal Aid provides information on basic estate planning and wills.

Idaho Legal Aid Pamphlets: Wills & Small Estates
Idaho Legal Aid Forms: Wills & Small Estates

System Upgrade In Progress

Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting, and Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

Per Idaho Code 67-6607, campaign finance is reported monthly during a campaign’s election year. The deadline for the March report falls on Saturday, April 10th. Due to the interruption caused by this upgrade, political treasurers will be allowed to file the March report until 11:59 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 12th.

While we do our best to ensure compliance with all deadlines in statute, the timing of this release is critical to ensure minimal (or no) impact to the May election cycle. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.