Benewah County, Idaho Tax Assessors' Office
701 College Avenue
St. Maries, Idaho 83861
Where is the Benewah County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Benewah County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Benewah County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Benewah County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Benewah County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Benewah County Assessor's Office at (208) 245 2821 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Benewah County Facts:
The median home value in Benewah County is between $113,462.00 and $132,538.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Benewah County?
You can try contacting the Benewah County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Benewah County is located in the County Courthouse in Saint Maries, which is where the Benewah County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Benewah County with the contact info listed below.
Benewah County Phone Number
Benewah County Fax Number
Benewah County County Courthouse Address
701 W College Ave
Saint Maries, ID 83861-1852
Useful Benewah County Links:
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Benewah County Government Homepage
- Benewah County Assessors' Office Homepage