Welcome to Elmore County

Elmore County was established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. It is named after the Ida Elmore mines, the area’s greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860s, located near Silver City in Owyhee County.

A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved west to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.

Burn Ban in effect from June 25 through October 19. Conditions permitting in October.

Latest News from Elmore County


Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV Information

Addresses, links, frequently asked questions, and more. View the Elmore County DMV page.

Elmore County Fair

Come to the Fair! July 18-21, 2018

Wednesday thru Saturday

Carnival rides, music, rodeo, contests and more!!

Current Job Openings

Check out current Elmore County job openings.

Check Your Polling Place

Anyone who needs to register to vote as a new voter, or to change your name or address must appear in person at the Courthouse to register.


There's a lot to do in Elmore County! Snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, wilderness, sand dunes, country living, Elmore County has it all!