Cheryl D Piehl – Bonner County Treasurer
1500 Hwy 2, Suite 304
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Fax: 208-265-1491 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am – 5pm
The Treasurer’s Office is located on the third floor of the Bonner County Administration Building (formerly the Federal Building).
News from the Treasurer
- The Hardship Application Packet is available to those individuals that because of unusual circumstances affects their ability to pay their property taxes. It is important that the form is completed in full. There is a checklist on page 4 and the last page must be signed and witnessed. Please return completed form to the Treasurer’s Office.
Credit Card Payments:
The county has contracted with Official Payments to provide this service. You may access them either by telephone at 1-800-272-9829 using jurisdiction code 2216 or visit Official Payments Corporation by clicking below(*) . There will be a nominal fee charged for this service. Please see the website for the convenience fee schedule. You will need your tax amount and bill number when paying through the internet or by phone, Official Payments will not have access to this information. *Click here to make a payment online. For more information about paying online please click here.
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 Circuit Breaker Tax Reduction. 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. Circuit Breaker – Applies to homeowners on a limited income who are also over the age of 65, widowed or disabled. 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
Late Charge and Interest:
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.