Mission: Provide professional, courteous service to the public, to identify and equitably appraise property using accepted mass appraisal techniques, to create and maintain accurate property ownership records and maps for geographic data analysis, and to provide efficient motor vehicle registration and title services.
We provide these services in the most efficient, cost effective manner possible, through adapting new technologies and through encouraging and promoting the Assessor's staff to be the best possible employees they can be, thereby achieving the greatest level of productivity.
|Attention-Solid Waste "Cabin Rate" Fee Applications|
|There is a new policy for the seasonal use or "cabin rate" solid waste fee. In order to receive the reduced rate, the Assessor's Office must have an updated application submitted by April 15th, 2020. If an application is not turned in by April 15th, 2020, then the cabin rate will be increased to a full residential rate on the property for the 2020 tax year. Applications can be picked up in the Assessor's Office anytime Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm.|
PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION
The Clearwater County Assessor’s Office announces you may now sign up for the Property Tax Reduction Program, sponsored by the State of Idaho. You must apply for this reduction every year. It is based on the previous year’s income (2019) to be applied to the 2020 Tax Bill. The reduction amount is based on a sliding scale of income not to exceed $31,280, after medical expenses not covered by insurance. The lower your income, the more the State pays towards your taxes. Forms are available at the Assessor’s Office until the April 15th deadline.
TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST MEET ONE OF THESE REQUIREMENTS BY JAN 1, 2020.
- AGE 65 OR OLDER
- WIDOW (ER)
- FATHERLESS OR MOTHERLESS CHILD UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
- FORMER PRISONER OF WAR/HOSTAGE
- VETERAN WITH A 10% OR MORE SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY, OR RECEIVING A VA PENSION FOR A NONSERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY.
- DISABLED AS RECOGNIZED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD, OR FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE.
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR 2019 FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN, SOCIAL SECURITY FORM 1099, AND PROOF OF ALL OTHER INCOME.
We have a medical expense form available at the Assessor’s Office to help you list your expenses. Medical mileage for 2019 is $0.20 per mile.
Please provide documentation showing proof of payment with the medical expense form. Calling your Providers and Pharmacies and asking them to send you an end-of-year printout from hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and other medical providers is the easiest way to provide proof of your medical expenses paid. Cancelled checks are acceptable only if accompanied by the corresponding bill from the provider. (A cancelled check for Medical Insurance is ok.)
MEDICAL EXCEPTION: If you are filing a Federal income tax return and file a Schedule A for Medical deductions, a copy of your Schedule A will suffice as proof.
For more information about this program please contact the Clearwater County Assessor’s Office at 208-476-7042.
About This Department
Assessor: Susan Spencer
Address: 150 Michigan Ave
Orofino, ID 83544
Mailing: PO Box 626
Orofino, ID 83544
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F