The DMV will be closed on September 25, 2020 for GEM training. The GEM system will go Live on October 13, 2020.


The Assessor’s Office will be opening on Wednesday June 3, 2020 to the public. Please be considerate and wait your turn outside of the office if staff is busy with customers as we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the office. Also, please consider bringing a face mask or other protection. Please call 208-414-2000 if you have any questions or concerns. 

The DMV is now open with LIMITED ACCESS and RESTRICTIONS. Please call 208-414-2530 with any questions. We ask that all persons wear a mask or similar protection, wait their turn as we will be limiting the number of people allowed in the building, use the hand sanitizer provided and stay behind the 6’ markers.

The County Assessor is an elected official whose primary responsibility is to determine the market value of all taxable property within the county for the purpose of equitable distribution of property tax.  The amount of taxes required is not determined by the Assessor but the individual taxing districts such as Cities, Schools, Highway districts, etc.  Taxes are collected by the County Treasurer.  If rising property taxes are a concern to you, be sure to vote and attend your taxing districts’ budget hearings.

The Assessor is also charged with registering motor and recreational vehicles, and with disbursing the applicable licenses and permits.  The office is open from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  

The Assessor’s office strives to provide the most efficient service to our constituents and achieve the greatest level of productivity to the county.  The Assessor’s office welcomes your inquiries and concerns. 

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Pictured above left to right: Niki Houser Deputy Assessor/Roll Clerk/Cartographer, Tara Schaffer Deputy Assessor/DMV Supervisor, Katie Bardan Deputy Appraiser, Debbie Moxley-Potter Assessor, Dan Miller Deputy Appraiser, Bonnie Friedley Chief Deputy Appraiser, William Wilson Deputy Assessor. Not pictured Wendy Kautz Department of Motor Vehicles.