Property Tax Bill Information
Properties with Existing Homes and Vacant Land
All tax notices are mailed annually no later than the 4th Monday of November. All property taxes shall be payable on or before December 20th. The tax bills mailed at the end of the year are for the previous calendar year of 1/1 to 12/31.
Taxes may be paid in two installments:
- First half due December 20th, with a six month grace period
- Second half due June 20th of the following year
Properties with New Construction
You will receive a minimum of two (2) tax notices.
Your first tax notice for the land will be mailed in November and due December 20th and June 20th.
The supplemental tax notice for the new construction will be mailed in February. The first installment will be due March 20th. The second installment will be due June 20th. This tax notice is based on a prorated value from the time of occupancy or completion to December 31st of the previous year.
The Occupancy bill is not an update to the earlier land bill, but a completely separate billing.
You will only receive two (2) notices, if there is no change in the land use and the subdivision was developed in the same year of new construction.
Payments mailed for the 1st half taxes must be postmarked on or before December 20th and have a U.S. Postal cancellation mark to be considered on time. A postage meter is not an acceptable postal cancellation.
If the first half is not paid on or before December 20th, it becomes delinquent and a 2% late charge shall be added. Interest on the delinquent tax and late charge is calculated at the rate of 1% per month beginning January 1st. If the first half tax is paid in part, late charge and interest is calculated on the remaining tax due.
Please include your payment stub located on the bottom of the bill with your December payment if paying either half or the full amount. These stubs ensure your check will be posted to the correct account. Save the next portion for the June payment.
We accept payment for less than the amount due. However, late charge and interest will be applied as directed by State Code as explained above. Please contact our office and we can provide you with information on how monthly payments can help satisfy your tax obligation.
Property Tax Reductions
(Please direct questions to the Assessor's Office at (208) 446-1500)
Homeowners Exemption - reduces the assessed value of your primary residence by one-half the value up to $125,000 for 2021. Taking advantage of this program will reduce the amount of property tax you pay. The Assessor's Office administers this program.
Circuit Breaker - applies to homeowners on a limited income who are also widowed, veteran with a 10% or more service connected disability, disabled or over the age of 65. This is a State of Idaho funded program that is administered locally by the Assessor's Office.
Veteran's Property Tax Benefit - Between January 1st and April 15th, disabled Veterans having a rating of a 100% service connected disability may apply for a $1,500 property tax benefit.
Not Receiving a Tax Notice
Per Idaho code 63-902(9) failure to receive a tax notice on any property does not excuse you from the taxes or late charge and interest for non-payment.
If you have closed a business during the year, purchased property or believe you have not received all your tax notices, please call 208-446-1005 to inquire.