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.
If you decide to appeal the assessed value of your property, please follow these three steps:
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.
Submit your Appeal Packet to the Kootenai County Commissioners' office. Two copies of your packet must be delivered by Monday, June 25, 2018.
Schedule your Appeal Hearing with the Board of Equalization. This is done in the Kootenai County Commissioner's office when you turn in your Appeal Packet.
Property Value Appeal Applications to the Board of Equalization will be available on Friday, May 25, 2018. Applications will be accepted in the BOCC office beginning 8 a.m. on Friday, June 1st. All appeal applications must be received in our office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018. All submissions must be mailed or hand-delivered (submissions cannot be sent via email or fax). Before requesting an appeal, property owners should speak to the Assessor's Office (208-446-1500).