Ellen R. Sauer, Treasurer
Ex-Officio Tax Collector
Serving the citizens of Shoshone County since 1998
We now accept debit/credit cards in the office or call (208) 752-1261. You can also pay online. A third-party convenience fee* will apply to cardholders who wish to pay via debit/credit card. This fee is required in order to allow the county the option to accept payments via credit card. Such fee will be disclosed to cardholder at the time of transaction with the option to decline the fee and make payments via cash or check. *This fee will be 2.45% ($1.50 minimum). A flat fee of $3.95 applies to all tax payments made using a Visa Consumer Check Card, regardless of the transaction amount.
There is a $20.00 NSF check fee on returned checks. To avoid late charges, payments must be received or postmarked by due dates:
•First half - December 20th
•Second half - June 20th
A 2% late charge is charged on late payments made between December 21st and December 31st. Beginning January 1st, interest on the delinquent tax and late charge is calculated at the rate of 1% per month. Please call the office for any payoff quotes on delinquent taxes.
Monthly Payments Accepted
Any portion of a property tax may be paid at any time. However, to avoid delinquency, total payment must be made in full by the due date. Partial payment of any tax will not invalidate any collection process as defined by Idaho Code 63-903.
PAYMENTS RECEIVED WITH A DELINQUENCY WILL BE APPLIED TO THE OLDEST DELINQUENT YEAR.
**If you pay by mail and would like a receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope.**
Payment of a tax delinquency
When a tax becomes delinquent, payments are posted to the roll and applied to costs, interest, late charge and delinquent tax in the proportion each bears to the total amount due. Idaho Code 63-1002
Filing of material by mail. Date effective
A post office cancellation is considered the filing date. A postage meter is not an acceptable post office cancellation mark. Idaho Code 63-217
Effect of failure to receive notice
If you do not receive a tax notice on property, this does not excuse the late charge and interest for non-payment. Idaho Code 63-902(9)