The function of the Board of Equalization is simply to assure that the market value placed on your property by the County is fair and accurate. The Board cannot adjust value based on the amount of taxes due or on your ability to pay the amount on your Property Tax Statement.
Before your decide to file an appeal, you are encouraged to discuss your assessment with a representative from the Assessor’s Office. You may contact their office via phone 208-446-1500 or email the Assessor’s Office.
If after speaking with the Assessor's office, you still feel the assessed value is incorrect, submit your Appeal Form (along with a copy of your assessment notice AND your evidence supporting a different value) to the Kootenai County Commissioners’ office. Your form must be delivered no later than the due date stated on the Appeal Form. You may use the "Comparable Property Sales Form" to compare your property to other similar properties.
Your Appeal Hearing with the Board of Equalization will be scheduled when you turn in your Appeal Form.
Property Assessment Appeal Forms are available in our office or online. All appeal forms must be received in our office no later than 5 p.m. on the date stated on the Appeal Form. All submissions must be mailed or hand-delivered (submissions cannot be sent via email or fax). Before requesting an appeal, property owners are highly encouraged to speak to the Assessor’s Office (208-446-1500).
You can learn more and print out a Property Assessment Appeal Form below.