Assessor

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Our office is contacting all the Property Tax Reduction (PTR) applicants to make sure applications are processed before the June 15, 2020 deadline. We will accept applications over the phone, by mail or email. PTR, Home Owners Exemption and Agricultural Exemption forms are all uploaded and available for use under our Interactive Links. For PTR or any property or property tax questions contact our office at (208) 414-2000. Regarding motor vehicle questions call (208) 414-2530; we are also helping out the sheriff’s office with the driver’s licenses that are not covered under the 90 day extension.

The County Assessor is an elected official whose primary responsibility is to determine the market value of all taxable property within the county for the purpose of equitable distribution of property tax.  The amount of taxes required is not determined by the Assessor but the individual taxing districts such as Cities, Schools, Highway districts, etc.  Taxes are collected by the County Treasurer.  If rising property taxes are a concern to you, be sure to vote and attend your taxing districts’ budget hearings.

The Assessor is also charged with registering motor and recreational vehicles, and with disbursing the applicable licenses and permits.  The office is open from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  

The Assessor’s office strives to provide the most efficient service to our constituents and achieve the greatest level of productivity to the county.  The Assessor’s office welcomes your inquiries and concerns. 

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Pictured above left to right: Niki Houser Deputy Assessor/Roll Clerk/Cartographer, Tara Schaffer Deputy Assessor/DMV Supervisor, Katie Bardan Deputy Appraiser, Debbie Moxley-Potter Assessor, Dan Miller Deputy Appraiser, Bonnie Friedley Chief Deputy Appraiser, William Wilson Deputy Assessor. Not pictured Wendy Kautz Department of Motor Vehicles.