Treasurer encourages payment of taxes by mail or online

| November 19, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — 2020 property tax notices will be in the mail by Nov. 23.

Due to COVID 19 precautions, the Bonner County Treasurer’s office is encouraging taxpayers to pay their taxes online or by mail. The number of persons in the office is being limited due to physical distancing guidelines.

The deadline to pay first half 2020 property taxes is Dec. 20. Because the date falls on a Sunday, taxpayers have until Dec. 21 to postmark their payment. To avoid late charges and interest it is very important that the envelope is postmarked by the 21st. In some rural areas, you may need to take your envelope into the post office.

Taxpayers will notice a few changes on their tax bill this year – the previous year’s tax amount and value is listed, barcoding, and the Treasurer’s website address.

If you find yourself in difficulty and are three years delinquent, disabled, widowed, 65 or older, or have filed for bankruptcy, please contact our office regarding existing programs for assistance with your tax bill.

For more information on these exemptions or any questions regarding your property tax bill, please contact the Bonner County Treasurer’s Office at 208-265-1433.