We are encouraging taxpayers to mail their tax payments and/or pay with a credit card online or on the phone. Please feel free to contact our office at (208) 265-1433 if you need assistance. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm. Tax payments can be mailed to our office at: Bonner County Tax Collector, 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 304, Sandpoint, ID 83864 or paid online with the link below. We are limiting the numbers of customers in our lobby to 2. If you intend to pay your tax bill in person please wait outside the office until the counter is free.
Cheryl D. Piehl
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, except holidays.
Bonner County Treasurer's Office
Phone: (208) 265-1433
The Treasurer’s Office is located on the third floor of the Bonner County Administration Building (formerly the Federal Building).
Credit/Debit Cards & E-check payments -
We accept credit cards over the counter, and on-line. To offer this service without tax funding, a non-refundable Portal Administration fee of 2.5% is added to each credit and debit card transaction and a $1.00 processing fee for E-checks by our third party vendor, Access Idaho. The County does not keep any portion of this fee. If you do not wish to pay this fee, you have the option to pay by traditional (payment by mail or in-person), non-electric means.
CLICK HERE TO PAY TAXES ON-LINE (via Access Idaho)
Or if using e-Notices online, you must have your tax notice.
December 20th – Last day to pay full tax payments or first half tax payments without late charge and interest on the first half.
June 20th – Last day to pay second half tax payments without late charge and interest. Note: If second half is late interest is calculated from January 1st.
April 15th – Last day to apply for Homeowner’s Exemption or Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker).
Homeowners Exemption – Allows for a reduction from taxable value of your primary residence and home site up to the current year’s limit. The Assessor’s Office administers this program. If you are not receiving the Homeowners Exemption now and/or have any questions, please contact the Assessor’s Office at (208) 265-1440.
Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) – Applies to homeowners on a limited income who are also over the age of 65, widow(er), Blind, Fatherless or motherless child under 18 years of age, former prisoner of war/hostage, Veteran with a10% or more service-connected disability or receiving pension from Veterans Affairs (VA) for a non-service-connected disability, disabled as recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Civil Service. If your not covered by the listed agencies, then disabled as recognized by a public employee retirement system. This is a State of Idaho funded program but administered locally by the Assessor’s Office. Please contact them at (208) 265-1440.
Please include your payment stub located at the bottom of the bill. These stubs ensure your check will be posted to the correct account. Make your check payable to: Bonner County Tax Collector, 1500 Hwy 2, Suite 304, Sandpoint Id 83864
Please remember if payments are postmarked after the deadline, a late charge and interest will be applied. Late charge is 2% of the unpaid balance and is applied on December 21st for the first half taxes. Interest is 1% per month beginning January 1. Late charges for second half taxes is applied on June 21st and interest is 1% per month beginning January 1.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse the taxpayer from paying the taxes, late charges and interest accrued, if any. Be sure to notify our office immediately whenever your address changes or if you do not receive a tax bill. When mailing your tax payment, be sure the envelope is U.S. postmark on or before the due date.