How do I challenge the amount of my tax if it seems too high?

You may challenge the taxable value of your property only during the month you receive your assessment notice. Assessment notices are mailed on or before the 1st Monday in June of each year and the appeal must be received by the Commissioner's Office by the 4th Monday of June. If you did not appeal the current year value in June, you must wait until the next year to appeal the assessed value.

If you feel that the levy of a taxing district is too high or you wonder what the levy pays for, call the district directly. The phone number of all of the taxing districts within Kootenai County can be found on your tax bill or assessment notice. You can have input regarding the annual levy rate of a taxing district by participating in the annual budget hearing of the districts.

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1. When are personal property or manufactured housing taxes due?
2. When are property taxes due?
3. How and where do I pay my taxes?
4. Will I be sent any other notices?
5. What is the late charge and interest rate?
6. Can I use my Online Banking or Bill Payment services to pay my property taxes?
7. Can I pay multiple tax accounts with one check, or use multiple checks for one account?
8. Are property taxes prorated during escrow?
9. When will my property go to tax sale?
10. How do I challenge the amount of my tax if it seems too high?
11. My mortgage company pays my taxes. Why did you send me a bill?
12. Can I make payments or get a head start on future years taxes?
13. How can I get help with my taxes?
14. I received two bills but only have one property. Why?