In Canyon County you can now sign up to receive your assessment notices and tax bills electronically. By selecting electronic delivery you agree that the annual and/or supplemental property valuation assessment notice required by Idaho Code § 63-308 and/or the annual and/or supplemental property tax notice required by Idaho Code § 63-902 will no longer be sent to you via U.S. mail. Instead, you will receive notification via email, to the email address you provide, that your property valuation assessment and/or your property tax notice has been posted to your account as an eStatement. Your eStatement must be accessed online by establishing a personal profile login. By accessing your eStatement online, you can review, print, copy or download your annual notice. eStatements will be available online for five (5) years after the date of posting.
This election applies only to your property valuation assessment notice and/or your property tax notice required by Idaho Code § 63-308 and Idaho Code § 63-902, and to courtesy reminders and notifications, not required by law. All other notices required by law will continue to be sent via U.S. mail. You may request a free paper copy of your notice(s) at any time without affecting your online election.
To access your eStatement you will need a computer or other electronic device with an internet browser that supports 128-bit encryption; a valid personal email address; and Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10.0 or above. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free by clicking here.
You are responsible for providing a valid email address and for notifying us if your email address changes. You may report a change of email address by:
Accessing your account online and changing your personal profile information **recommended**;
Sending notification via email to eStatements@CanyonCo.org;
You may change your election for electronic delivery at any time utilizing these same methods listed above. If your delivery election or other profile information is changed you will be sent a confirmation of this change.
Sending notification to the email address on file with the Canyon County Assessor and/or the Canyon County Treasurer has the same legal effect as if the annual or supplemental property notices have been mailed to the property owner via U.S. mail. Failure to retrieve or receive your yearly or supplemental notices as described above, does not invalidate assessment valuation appeal deadlines and does not excuse any late fees or penalties if the amount due is not paid timely, nor does it invalidate any collection procedures as required by law for the State of Idaho.
Your email address will not be used for any purpose unrelated to facilitating the notifications described above.
About Canyon County
Canyon County is situated on 604 square miles of prime farmland in southwest Idaho. It is bordered by Payette and Gem Counties on the north, Ada County on the east, Owyhee County to the south, and Malheur County, Oregon to the west. The Census Bureau has calculated our 2007 population at 179,381. Complete demographic information on the county can be found at the Census Bureau web site. In 2009, mobile homes, real, and business personal property totaled over 89,000 parcels with a market value in excess of $11,868,000,000. In 2010, the market value fell to just over $9,525,000,000.
The County Assessor is an elected official whose principal function is to assess all property, not expressly exempt, within the county at market value and to maintain records of the ownership. The Assessor is also charged with registering motor and recreational vehicles, and with disbursing the applicable licenses and permits. The Assessor's Office is located in the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell.
MARKET VALUE: The ad valorem tax is based on the market value of property. ID CODE 63-201(15) defines market value as "...that amount of United States dollars or equivalent for which, in all probability, a property would exchange hands between a willing seller, under no compulsion to sell, and an informed, capable buyer, with a reasonable time allowed to consummate the sale, substantiated by a reasonable down or full cash payment." Idaho law requires that all taxable property be valued at market value as of January 1st each year. This is accomplished by physical appraisal, reappraisal or by indexing. An index is an adjustment or trend that is applied to existing assessed value to reflect current market value and is based on statistical analysis of recent sales.
YOUR ASSESSED VALUATION & PROPERTY TAXES: The amount of property taxes to be collected is not determined by the Assessor nor any single government official, but by all local government agencies providing services, such as your city, school, highway or rural fire district. Your assessed valuation does, in part, determine your share of the property taxes collected; therefore, it is important to you and our office that your valuation be fair, accurate and equitable.