How is property assessed?

Idaho law requires that all taxable property be assessed at market value each year. To do this, the county assessor develops valuation guidelines based on the sales prices and some of the features of homes that have recently sold. Some of the features that often influence what a buyer would pay for your home and land include:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Location
  • Quality
  • Size

The county assessor uses this information to estimate how much a buyer might reasonably pay for your home if it were to sell on January 1 of the assessment year.

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1. How is property assessed?
2. What is market value?
3. How often are property values adjusted?
4. How can my property be assessed on improvements when I haven’t made any?
5. What makes property real or personal?
6. How do I know what value the assessor has estimated for my property?
7. What if I disagree with the value the assessor estimated for my property?
8. How is my property tax determined?
9. When will I get my property tax bill?
10. How can my taxes go up if my property’s taxable value does not increase?
11. Are there limits on property tax increases?
12. Why do I pay higher taxes than my neighbor?
13. Is any tax relief available to homeowners?
14. What is an occupancy tax?
15. What if I can’t afford to pay my taxes?
16. When must property taxes be paid?
17. What happens if my taxes aren’t paid on time?
18. How can I get more information about my property taxes?