Category: News and Alerts

Boise County Office Closures

Boise County Offices are closed to the public including Assessor, Clerk, Treasurer, District Court, Planning & Zoning, Community Justice, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff Office and the Horseshoe Bend Annex. The transfer station facilities are still open to the public.  All county offices are still open for phone calls and electronic correspondence.

Boise County Solid Waste Transfer Stations Announcement

Boise County recognizes the need to provide access to solid waste disposal even though there are Coronavirus concerns.  At this time, the sites at Garden Valley, Idaho City, Lowman and Horseshoe Bend will all be open with no changes to hours or days of operations.   Posted 3/18/2020

“Please help protect our Boise County Solid Waste workers and those who collect and dispose of your trash. If you have residents that are in quarantine or suspect that your household waste is contaminated with COVID – 19 including masks and gloves used to care for residents; Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) recommends the following:

HOUSEHOLDS: In order to protect sanitation workers, households with residents infected or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 should carefully and tightly enclose any waste that may be contaminated with the virus in heavy-duty bags, double-bag the waste, and ensure that curbside containers are not overfilled so the lids can close completely. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling any COVID-19 waste. This recommendation can be found at . More information concerning the pandemic in Idaho can be found at . Everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue.”





To help stop the spread of the Corona Virus, we are asking that you please Register your vehicle, Renew your vehicle registration and renew your Drivers License on the link provided;
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

NEW Program! Disabled Veterans Property Tax Benefit

  • This program reduces property taxes for qualified 100% service connected disabled veterans.
  • No income required!
  • This is separate from Property Tax Reduction Program (Circuit Breaker). You can apply for both.
  • Owned and lived in a home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2019.
  • Current letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirming your 100% service-connected disability rating as of January 1, 2019
  • You must file the application with your assessor’s office between January 1 and April 15, 2019.

Contact you Assessors office for more details or go online to for more information.

Current Program! Property Tax Reduction Program (Circuit Breaker)

Qualifications: You must meet all three
Application due April 15th

  1. Owned and lived in your home as your primary residence before April 15, 2019.
  2. Had an income of $30,450 or less after medical expenses (need documentation)
  3. Meet one of the following status requirements:

○ 65 or older ○ Widow(er) ○ Blind, Fatherless or Motherless child ○ Former POW ○ Veteran with 10% or more service-connected disability ○ Receiving a pension from Veterans Affairs for non-service connected disability ○ Disabled as recognized by Social Security Admin. ○ Railroad Retirement, or Federal Civil Service.

Contact Boise County Assessor’s Office 208-392-4415 ask for Ashley Elliott.

Please tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

Lucky Peak – Spring Shores Dock Improvement Project

Southern Idaho Sailing Outreach (SISO) is assisting Ada County Parks and Waterways in applying for a dock improvement grant at Spring Shores Marina, Lucky Peak State Park.  The grant is funded by the Waterways Improvement Fund (WIF), administered by Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.   If successful, the grant will complete the purchase and installation of low profile docks to be used by small non-motorized watercraft at Lucky Peak.
Last year, SISO assisted Ada County Parks and Waterways in applying for Phase 1 of the project.  The grant application was successful and, as of November 2017, 27 of the planned 51 docks had been procured and delivered for installation in spring of 2018.  Associated with the dock procurement is development of a hand launched non-motorized boat launch.  The current grant application, if successful, will finish the project by procuring and installing the remaining 24 docks.
Completion of the Spring Shores dock and ramp project will significantly improve non-motorized water craft opportunities at Lucky Peak Reservoir – an underserved recreation component at Spring Shores Marina.  It will also pave the way for future small boat sailing classes in partnership with the City of Boise Department of Parks and Recreation.
For more information, please visit the SISO website at  See the “Projects” tab
Comments should be directed to Scott Koberg, Director, Ada County Parks and Waterways: