Commissioner Dan Green


Commissioner Jai Nelson


Commissioner Todd Tondee


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P: (208) 446-1600

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is the function of the Board of County Commissioners?

  2. What is the function of the Board of Equalization?

  3. When does the Board of County Commissioners meet?

  4. What is included in the "Public Meeting" agenda?

  5. How can I meet with the Board of County Commissioners?

  6. Which Commissioner represents which District?

  7. What are the advisory boards used by the County?

  8. How many dogs can I have before I need a kennel license, and how do I go about getting one?

  9. How do I apply for Tax Exemption on properties?

  10. How do I appeal my property assessed value?

  11. What is a Hardship Exemption?

  12. Where can I get a list of properties that did not sell at the Tax Deed sale?

  13. Where can I get a County employment application?

  14. Where is the Unemployment Office (Job Service)?


If you have other questions or need more information about the above subjects, contact the Commissioner's Office at:

451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene ID 83814

P. O. Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene ID 83816-9000

Phone: (208) 446-1600 E-mail: kcbocc@kcgov.us


Board of Commissioners

What is the function of the Board of County Commissioners?

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The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) serves as the governing body for County government, with final budget authority for all County departments. Additionally, they oversee the daily operations of departments that are not directly under the authority of the other six elected officials in the County. The BOCC meet in a public meeting forum each Tuesday to take official action on County business, and conduct Planning Deliberation meetings each Thursday. The Board also sits as the Board of Equalization to consider property assessment appeals and various tax-related issues.

What is the function of the Board of Equalization?

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The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) sits as the Board of Equalization (BOE) at times designated by Idaho Code 63-501 to consider tax exemption applications and property assessment appeals. Application forms for tax exemptions can be found here; Property Tax Exemption forms may be found here.

When does the Board of County Commissioners meet?

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The BOCC meets in an administrative capacity on a daily basis, as necessary to conduct the business of the County. Official actions of the BOCC take place at the Public Meeting each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., as well as Planning Deliberations held each Thursday at 9 a.m., and at various public hearings. Agendas and Minutes of Meetings can be found here.

What is included in the "Public Meeting" agenda?

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Typical Public Meeting agenda items include contracts, ordinances, various resolutions, grant applications/agreements, advisory board appointments, and liquor license applications.

How can I meet with the Board of County Commissioners?

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Meetings can be requested by phone at (208) 446-1600, or by using a Meeting Request Form. Due to public records law, it is necessary to provide the requested information concerning meetings before a meeting can be scheduled.

Which Commissioner represents which District?

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Idaho Code 31-702 requires that a person reside within the county for one year prior to election, and in the district for which they are seeking office for 90 days prior to election. The commissioners serve as a board, requiring a quorum of two members for decisions.

What are the advisory boards used by the County?

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Applications can be downloaded here. Questions about membership requirements may be directed to kcbocc@kcgov.us.

How many dogs can I have before I need a kennel license, and how do I go about getting one?

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Kootenai County Ordinance No. 174-A, Section 3.(s), requires a kennel license in circumstances where a person maintains five (5) or more dogs, six months of age or older. Kennel license applications are available here. or by calling (208) 446-1600.

How do I apply for Tax Exemption on properties?

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Tax exemption applications must be received at the Commissioners' Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 4th Monday in June of each year. Applications are available here, or by calling (208) 446-1600.

How do I appeal my property assessed value?

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Idaho Code allows for appeal of the current year property value to the Board of Equalization until the 4th Monday of June each year. Appeals must be filed on the form provided by the County Commissioners, which may be requested at kcbocc@kcgov.us, or (208) 446-1600.

What is a Hardship Exemption?

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County Commissioners have authority to waive delinquent taxes and/or penalty and interest in circumstances where a temporary hardship is found to exist. Applications may be obtained through the Commissioners' Office at (208) 446-1600.

Where can I get a list of properties that did not sell at the Tax Deed sale?

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The County Treasurer maintains a listing of properties that have been taken to tax deed, and did not sell at public auction. Once these properties have been through the auction process, the County may accept sealed bids from individuals interested in purchasing the property. The most recent list of properties that have been taken to tax deed may be viewed here.

Where can I get a County employment application?

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Information about current openings at the County and job application forms may be obtained here. They are also available at the Information Center, located on the main floor of the County Administration Building, 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene.

Where is the Unemployment Office (Job Service)?

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The State Department of Labor is located at 1221 W. Ironwood Drive, and they have a 24-hour job listing information line at (208) 769-1550.


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