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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.
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.
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).
Taxable personal property consists of items used commercially, such as
It also includes items used commercially for convenience, decoration, service, or storage. Please contact the Assessor's Office with specific questions.
All personal property in Idaho, unless expressly exempt, is subject to assessment and taxation. Forms for your use in listing of personal property are available from the Assessor's Office.
The County Assessor is required to assess property that is not declared. The assessment is estimated based upon the best information available. For more information, contact the Assessor's office.
Personal property is assessed at retail market value. This value includes shipping and installation costs. Several methods are used to arrive at the value. Depreciation tables, sales information, cost guides, and other resources are used in this process. For more information, contact the Assessor's office.
The Assessor does not determine tax amounts. The amount of taxes is determined by the budgets of the taxing districts in which the personal property is located. For more information, contact the Assessor's office.
If you sell or close your business during the year, you should contact the Assessor's office as soon as possible. The Assessor will explain how the assessment will be handled.
For more information, contact us at 208-446-1526.
For more information contact us at 208-446-1526.
After this information, lay out your blue print for what you want your property to look like and what type of crop want to be producing in 10 to 20 plus years. Next, plan out the management activities that are going to be initiated to accomplish your goals, both short-term (3 to 5 years) and long-term (10 to 20 plus years).
Remember one plan can cover multiple contiguous parcels or acres of the same ownership as long as their individual differences (if any) are identified within the plan and on the map. For more information, contact us at 208-446-1526.
Absolutely, as long as there are still 5 or more treed acres remaining after 1 acre is removed for the home site, and they are or can still be managed as a timber crop. The 1 acre will be valued as an improved home site and the remaining 5 or more acres will continue to be classified as timber.
The Assessor's Office has parcel maps covering all properties in Kootenai County. The maps are filed first by township, then by range, then by section, and lastly by quarter section. These maps are available for your viewing at our office at 451 Government Way in Coeur d'Alene from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
There are numerous parcel maps covering the County. They show the parcel numbers for each property. To determine which map shows your property, we would need that parcel number or a legal description to locate it on the map. To help locate and identify ownership of a parcel, our office also has a large wall map of Kootenai County and wall maps for the cities of Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls, and Rathdrum.
The parcel maps and wall maps may also be used to help determine ownership of properties other than your own. You may also go to the web page for the Mapping Division under the Assessor Home Page. The Mapping page will direct you to the Parcel Maps. For more information, contact the Assessor at 208-446-1500.
The Assessor's Office can make photocopies of portions of the parcel maps. The cost is $1 for the first page and $0.25 for each page thereafter. The full sized parcel maps may be purchased at the Information Center of our building at 451 Government Way in Coeur d'Alene. The maps measure approximately 17 inches by 24 inches and cost $2 each. When requesting a map, please specify the Section, Township, and Range of the map you need. In many cases you will also need to specify the quarter section of the particular section map (northeast quarter, northwest quarter, southwest quarter, or southeast quarter). The Assessor's Office can help you identify the map you wish to purchase.
For more information about maps contact the Kootenai County Information Center at 208-446-1500.
Please renew your tags online using ITD’s Vehicle Registration Renewal service available by clicking here. This online service makes renewing your vehicle registration simple, safe and convenient. If you need to change your address you must submit this form and have it processed by ITD prior to renewing your vehicle registration.
Please utilize the registration status checker made available through ITD’s Online Services.
In general, you will need:
If the vehicle has an out of state title please bring the vehicle with you so that we can do a vin inspection. Vin inspections can also be performed by a member of law enforcement.
A confirmation text and email containing detailed information about your appointment will have been sent to you when you made the appointment. Please check your records for this communication.
All off-highway stickers and snowmobile and boat registrations are given through Idaho Parks and Recreation. You may be able to renew online, click here to visit their website.
You will need to bring the title, all current owner ID’s, and the vehicle with you for a VIN inspection.
If you have a loan on your vehicle and do not have the title, you must bring:
Law enforcement is aware of current service limitations. Idaho Transportation Department has put out an Extension Notification thru January 31, 2021, regarding expired credentials. All official ITD notifications of extensions are available by clicking here. It is recommended that you carry a copy of the extension notification during this time.
You can also use a regular PC or Mac to go to the Vehicle Licensing webpage (bottom of page) and make an appointment that way. Please make sure to write down your appointment time.
If you put a copy of the bill of sale/title in the back window this suffices as a temporary registration until you can get into the a vehicle licensing office to transfer the title and get registration. This rule is normally in place for a 72 hr period, but has been extended, like with all other expiring credentials, through the end of January per this ITD Extension Notice. It is recommended that you carry your paperwork and a copy of the ITD extension notice with you in case you do get stopped.
Law enforcement is not ticketing folks for expired credentials through the end of January based on this ITD Extension Notification. It is recommended that you carry a copy of this extension and your paperwork with you in case you do get stopped.
All Idaho vehicle licensing locations and their status are can be found on the ITD DMV Locations page. If deciding to go to another vehicle licensing location, please try and call ahead to make sure they are able to see you as they are also very busy with their counties customers..
The appointments only go out for 45 days for both CDA and Post Falls vehicle licensing offices. The earlier you can log on and try to set an appointment the better as the next day’s available appointments open up at 12am. Appointments are made with the Qless app downloaded from Qless.com or through the county vehicle licensing website only.
You can register vehicles in Kootenai County at either:Coeur d’Alene Department of Motor Vehicles451 Government WayCoeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Post Falls Motor Vehicles Office120 E Railroad AvenuePost Falls, ID 83854
Generally, service hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Both motor vehicle licensing locations provide vehicle registration and titling service between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday, except Holidays or special occasions (ITD system events, staff training, etc...). The QLESS system will automatically not accept appointments once all daily appointment slots have been filled. Title work can be time consuming and must be initiated prior to 4:30pm due to budget constraints on staff overtime past 5:00pm. Please plan accordingly so that we can effectively provide you with the service you need.
Generally, any vehicle operated on public highways must be registered and titled. Also, various boats and watercraft are required to be titled. Any motorized boat used on Idaho waterways must be registered. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles if you need to title or register
Mobile homes and manufactured homes (usually need a pre-paid tax receipt from the Treasurer's Office)
All of the above, plus:
For more information, visit our Vehicle Licensing Page.
You must register and title your vehicle when you become a resident of Idaho. For the purposes of vehicle registration and titling, you become a resident of Idaho when you have had your principal home within Idaho for 90 days (this does not include your workplace, vacation home, or part-time residence). However, you may declare residency at any time earlier than that and register and title your vehicle at that time. To declare residency, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles of the Kootenai County Assessor's Office, state that you are an Idaho resident, and provide your address. For more information, contact either theCoeur d'Alene or Post Falls Vehicle Licensing Office.
For more information, contact the either the Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls Vehicle Licensing Office.
Yes! Utilize a smart phone, computer, or digital device to download the QLESS app which will allow you to not only make an appointment for another day, but will also allow you to see how busy each location is so that you can choose which location works best for you.
You will need to make an appointment, or get in line through the QLESS app, so that a Lien Request Letter (only available in the motor vehicle offices) can be filled out for you to submit to your lien holder. Your lien hold must then send the original title to that motor vehicle license office location. This step can take 6-8 weeks depending on your financial institution. You must bring all of the following items for our office:
We make every effort to serve you in a timely manner; however, there are particular times of the year that are significantly busy due to customers choosing to renew all the registrations of their various vehicles (boats, off highway vehicles and recreational vehicles require annual renewal) at once. Renewal notices are generally sent and received by customers 6 weeks in advance of expiration. All registrations can be renewed online or through the mail which will keep you from having to wait in line for everyone ahead of you.
No. In Idaho the Motor Vehicle and Drivers License offices are separate operations. The County Assessor's Office operates the Motor Vehicle Division, and the County Sheriff is in charge of the Drivers License Division. These offices are located next to each other for your convenience, but they cannot perform the others job. Please pay close attention to your selection when utilizing QLESS so that you make your appointment or "join the line" for the wrong office or location.
Contact any of the Kootenai County Assessor’s Office Department of Motor Vehicles:
Coeur d’Alene Office
451 Government WayP. O. Box 9000Coeur d’Alene ID 83816-9000Phone: 208-446-1580
Post Falls Office
120 E Railroad AvenuePost Falls. ID 83854Phone: 208-446-1590
The Idaho Transportation DepartmentDivision of Motor Vehicles - ITD DMV Website
3311 State Street P. O. Box 7129Boise ID 83707-1129Phone: 208-334-8000