Assessor

Assessor

JenniferWetmore1
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.

PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION SIGN UP

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 (2023) to be applied to the 2024 Tax Bill.   The reduction amount is based on a sliding scale of income not to exceed $37,000, 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, 2023.

  1. AGE 65 OR OLDER
  2. WIDOW(ER)
  3. BLIND
  4. FATHERLESS OR MOTHERLESS CHILD UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
  5. FORMER PRISONER OF WAR/HOSTAGE
  6. VETERAN WITH A 10% OR MORE SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY, OR RECEIVING A VA PENSION FOR A NONSERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY.
  7. DISABLED AS RECOGNIZED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD, OR FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE.
  8. 100% SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY

***There is a value limit put in place by the legislators, however, the State Tax Commission will not have what the value limit is until June 2024. You are still encouraged to apply, but you may not qualify due to the value of your property. The State Tax Commission has the final say on qualification***

PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR 2023 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 2023 is $0.22 per mile.  
Please provide documentation & receipts along with the medical expense form
Receipts or end-of-year printouts from hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, and other medical providers are 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.

A representative from the Assessor’s Office will be at the: 
WEIPPE LIBRARY - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH  from 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
PIERCE LIBRARY - THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST   from 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
ELK RIVER LIBRARY - THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH   from 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM 

 For more information about this program please contact the Clearwater County Assessor’s Office at 208-476-7042.

***There is an online option for taxpayers to apply themselves at home, however you will need to be able to attach documents to show your proof of income, medical expenses, and drivers licenses. Website: https://idahotap.gentax.com/TAP/_/#1 ***

 About This Department
Assessor: Susan Spencer
Address: 150 Michigan Ave
                  Orofino, ID 83544
Mailing: PO Box 626
                Orofino, ID 83544
Phone: 208-476-7042
Fax: 208-476-8907
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday