RESPONSIBILITIES AS A PROPERTY OWNER AND TAXPAYER
Be aware of the important dates and deadlines for payments, applications, property tax relief, and assessment appeals.
It is particularly important that you be aware of your property tax due dates. Tax bills are mailed on each parcel. However, failure to receive a bill does not excuse the taxpayer from paying the taxes, late charges, and interest accrual if any. See Idaho Code 63-902 (9)
When mailing your tax payment, be sure the envelope is U.S. postmarked on or before the due date.
If you will be traveling or out of the country at the time taxes are due, contact the Treasurer’s office for an “estimated tax amount” so that you can prepay or make other arrangements to pay by the due date.
Proof of payment of property taxes is the responsibility of the taxpayer. Be sure to keep accurate records, receipts, and cancelled checks documenting your payment. See Idaho Code 63-1306(2)
ALL RETURNED CHECKS WILL BE ASSESSED A $20.00 RETURN FEE
Postmark Accepted as Payment by Due Date
Idaho Code 63-217-1(a)
If the payment is postmarked on or before the due date, it will be accepted as if paid on or before the due date. Interest and late charge will not be charged. If mailing close to the deadline, we strongly suggest that you have your envelope postmarked at the postal counter rather than dropping it in the box, to be sure it is properly dated.
Credit Card Payments
Credit Card payment is available by calling (208) 253-4263 ext 6 or online at here. (PayPort).
There is a 2.5% additional fee associated with credit card transactions that are paid by the taxpayer. Credit card payments will be accepted until midnight Mountain Time on the due date.
Partial payments of at least $25 can be applied toward taxes on both real and manufactured home or personal property. A billing will be mailed for any remaining balance which may be paid according to the standard schedules and regulations for property tax collection.
Once any part of a manufactured home or personal property tax becomes delinquent, the unpaid portion of the entire tax shall immediately become due and payable.
The Treasurer’s Office will accept cash, checks, money orders or cashier checks. Please bring your payment to the Adams County Courthouse.
Address: 201 Industrial Ave | Council, Idaho 83612
Payments By Mail
Address: Adams County Treasurer Office | P.O. Box 47 |Council, ID 83612
Located at the West entrance of the building. The payment drop box is installed and ready for use! Payments may be left for court fines, motor vehicle renewals & property taxes.
Late Payment Fees: A late charge equal to 2% of any unpaid portion of the first half of the tax is added at 5:00 p.m. on the due date. Interest accrues daily, at 1% per month, beginning January 1st of the year following the December 20th first half due date. When any portion of a manufactured home or personal property tax becomes delinquent, a Warrant of Distraint is issued to the Adams County Sheriff for collection. Full payment of all tax, late charge, warrant fees and interest is required to release the warrant.
Taxpayers often have difficulty understanding why, if they pay their second half taxes only a few days after the June 20th due date, they must pay six months of interest on the delinquent second half. Under Idaho Code, the full year taxes are DUE on December 20th. To ease the burden of payment of the taxes in a lump sum, the law gives the taxpayer the option of paying one-half of the tax amount on or before December 20th and deferring payment (an extension) of the second half taxes until June 20th of the following year without any late charge or interest. If, however, the payment is not received (or postmarked) by June 20th, the late charge and interest is added as if the tax became delinquent after the original December 20th due date.