Bonner County Assessor
OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday, excepts Holidays
The Assessor’s Office keeps a record of ownership changes, maintains maps of property boundaries, keeps descriptions of building characteristics, and keeps track of properties that have exemptions. The Assessor also analyze trends in sale prices, construction costs and rents to establish the value of all taxable property. The values are set as of January 1st of the current year based on costs and market from the previous year. Taxable property is assessed every year and a physical inspection is conducted on a 5 year cycle. If there is a change on the property, an inspection may occur sooner. Assessment notices are mailed on the First Monday in June and the property owner has until the Fourth Monday in June to ask questions regarding the assessment with an appraiser. If the property owner is not in agreement with the assessed value, an appointment may be scheduled with the Board of Equalization through the Commissioners' Office before the Fourth Monday in June. After the fourth Monday in June, the values are set and can not be changed unless at the Board of Equalization.
Since Idaho is a non-disclosure state, the Assessor's office depends heavily on the public to provide sales and cost information. The more quality information the Assessor's office can obtain, the more accurate and equitable the assessments will be.
Taxes are set by the Taxing Districts, County, Cities, Schools, Fire Districts, etc., and the assessed values are a means of distributing the tax burden in that particular taxing district.
Your Appeal Rights
What are your rights and responsibilities?
If your opinion of the value of your property differs from the Assessor, please contact the office to discuss the matter. The Assessor’s Office will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the value of your property. If you can not reach an agreement with the Assessor's Office, you may then appeal to the Board of Equalization. Only values, not taxes may be appealed. You will need to provide evidence as to the reason the assessed value of the property is incorrect.
The Assessor also provides information regarding tax exemptions. These include Homeowner Exemptions, Property Tax Reduction, also known as Circuit Breaker Exemption, and Veterans Property Tax Benefit and exemptions for agricultural and forest lands. There are qualifications for all of these exemptions. You may print an application for Homeowners, agriculture and timber exemptions from the forms tab on this page.
Currently our data page information is not user friendly. Along with the Treasurer's Office and GIS, we are working on a user friendly page. Until we have that, our current data page can be accessed by clicking on the data page on the left side of the page. This is in an excel format and limited information and it can be sorted to locate the information you are looking for.
1500 Hwy 2, Suite 205
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 265-1440
Fax: (208) 265-1451