Tom Malzahn, Treasurer
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P: (208) 446-1005
F: (208) 446-1017

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
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Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Property Tax Sale

Property Auction

Kootenai County holds a "live" auction once a year at the Kootenai County Courthouse. The 2014 auction will be held October 6th, 2014. Please be aware a secondary auction may be held whenever the Board of County Commissioners deems necessary to dispose of any unresolved properties from the prior tax sale or properties deemed surplus.

The sales will be advertised in the Coeur d'Alene Press Newspaper about Mid-August and/ or two weeks prior to any additional auction. The auction list will also be available at the County Treasurer's Office and the front office of the Board of County Commissioners.

  • Pre-registration for the tax sale is not required, anyone may attend.

  • Interested parties (or their representative) must attend the auction to bid.

  • Immediately following the auction, the winning bidder is to pay by cash or cashier's check, a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit in the amount of the minimum bid with the entire balance to be paid in cash or cashier's check no later than 3:30 PM on the auction day.

  • Kootenai County does not offer a financing program.

  • Should any parcel not sell at Auction, the Board of County Commissioners will accept written bids for purchase consideration. Please submit all written bids directly to the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners for purchase consideration. The BOCC may sell the property, without further notice by public or private sale upon such terms and conditions, as the County deems necessary.

    The BOCC reserve the right to reject any and all written bids or accept any written bid which may be made.

  • The document issued is a County Deed; Idaho does not have tax lien certificates. Per Idaho Code 63-1009, any sale made by the Board of Commissioners of property acquired through tax deed shall vest in the purchaser absolute title to the land described therein, free from all encumbrances except mortgages of record to the holders of which notice has not been sent as provided by Section 63-1005, Idaho Code, any lien for property taxes which may have attached subsequent to the assessment and any lien for special assessments.

  • The parcels being offered at the sale can be redeemed at anytime prior to the start of the sale. Only the people with redemption rights can redeem. After that, there is no right of redemption. Click here for information on Pending Issue of Tax Deed.

  • You may access the 2013 September 16th Tax Sale Results online by clicking here.

  • You may access the 2013 November 13th Tax Sale Results online by clicking here.

  • You may access the 2014 October 6th Tax Sale List online by clicking here.

  • You may access the Surplus Funds from Tax Deed Sales online by clicking here.

  • You may access the Surplus Funds Claim Form online by clicking here.

  • If you find a parcel you are interested in, we strongly suggest contacting a local Title Company to answer your questions regarding title or legal description.

Parcels are sold "AS IS",
There is no guarantee as to access, building or septic permits.


Main County Administration Building
Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
Main Phone Number: (208) 446-1000 Contact Us
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