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The first thing you need to know about property taxes is that they are budget driven. This means that all property values could stay exactly the same and property taxes could still increase because of budget increases.
Property taxes are the principal source of income for cities, counties and special-purpose governments like fire, schools, library, cemetery and other districts. The county Treasurer sends and collects the tax, then distributes it to these local governments. At the assessor's office, our job is to make sure homes and businesses are valued correctly. Under Idaho Code 63-205, our assessed value must be the same as the actual market value of that property as it is on January 1st.
Budget Request divided by property value equals tax rate (levy)
Example: $42,000,000 / 13.billion = $311,313
Properties are generally served by more than one tax district, so the levies of all the tax districts serving your property are added together. The geographical areas in each county having a common group of tax districts is called a Code Area. The levy for this Code Area is shown in the table below.
The taxable value of each property is determined:
Individual Tax bills are calculated: taxable value mulitplied by levy rate equals tax amount.
Example: $70,000 times 1.4062635% equals $984.39
The collection of unpaid balances owed to certain agencies, may be added to your property tax bill. If you have questions regarding an amount charged by an agency to your property tax bill, please contact that agency. See Idaho Code 50-1008.
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Only property that exists on January 1st is taxed on the regular role that year. New construction is added to the occupancy role. The amount of the occupancy tax is the value of the structure(s) prorated from the month they are first put into use to the end of that year and multiplied by the levy rate.
A home is built on an existing property. It's completed and use begins in July. The assessment notice that is sent out in June that year will not include the value of that home. Thus, the tax bill that is sent out in December will not include taxes for that home. A separate assessment notice that includes only the value of the home is sent out the beginning of the following year. Then a separate tax bill for just the home is sent out approximately two months later. The following year the value and taxes for that home will be included with all of the other property on that parcel.
See Idaho Code 63-317.
For more information contact the Assessor's Office.
For more information about taxing districts, contact the Auditor's Office at:451 Government WayCoeur d'Alene, ID 83814Phone: 208-446-1000
For questions contact the Assessor's Office.
The Assessor's Office has plat maps covering all properties in Kootenai County. They are available for your viewing at our office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. The maps are filed by township, range, section, and quarter section (northeast quarter, northwest quarter, southwest quarter, or southeast quarter) and provide parcel numbers needed to obtain parcel information.
The maps are also on the website. "Then select the township/range combination, the section, and then quadrant (quarter section). If you do not have this specific information, you can use the large wall maps at our office to narrow your search.
The full sized plat maps may be purchased at the Information Center of our building at 451 Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. The maps measure approximately 18 inches by 24 inches and cost $2 each. When requesting a map, please specify the quarter section, section, township, and range of the map. The Assessor's Office can help you identify the map you wish to purchase.
You may also purchase a black and white map of Kootenai County from the Information Center. This map measures approximately 36 inches by 45 inches and costs $5.
Other maps available for purchase from the Information Center are the following:
For more information about maps contact Kootenai County Information Center at 208-446-1500.
Please view a listing of the codes (PDF) and their meanings.
For questions contact the Land Records Department in the Assessor's Office.
For more information contact the Land Records Department in the Assessor's Office.
After recording, the owner takes the original "Statement of Intent" form and original title (no copies) to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV forwards the documents to the Idaho Department of Transportation in Boise, and this office will eliminate the title for the manufactured home.
For more information on the above procedures, contact the "Mobile Home" Department in the Assessor's Office.
Please notify the "Mobile Home" Department in the Assessor's Office of the change of location and/or mailing address for Assessment Notices.
For questions or more information about the above procedures, contact the Mobile Home Department of the Assessor's Office.
For more information on taxing districts, view our informational brochure (PDF).