Shelly Amos
County Assistance Manager
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P: (208) 446-1886

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Indigent Deceased

Upon a timely application, if the requirements of indigency and residency are met, Kootenai County will pay an amount established by the Board of County Commissioners to pay for the cremation or burial of deceased Kootenai County residents or unclaimed bodies.

Local funeral homes, friends or relatives of the deceased, or the Kootenai County Coroner can submit an application for cremation. [ Non-Medical Assistance] Please note state law requires that the application must be filed with the Kootenai County Assistance Office BEFORE the cremation or burial services are rendered.

A copy of a valid death certificate must be submitted to County Assistance upon receipt of certificate.

Kootenai County will not pay for transporting human remains either into or out of Kootenai County.

Kootenai County will not pay to exhume a deceased body buried as an indigent.

Kootenai County is not financially responsible for the burial of a deceased person who at the time of their death was in the custody of the State of Idaho Department of Corrections, Federal Government or any of its agencies, either in Kootenai County or elsewhere.

For more information please refer to the Kootenai County Ordinance regarding Indigent Deceased.

Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
Main Phone Number: (208) 446-1000 Contact Us
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