Twin Falls County Treasurer

Debbie Kauffman
630 Addison Avenue West, Second Floor
P.O. Box 88
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0088
208-736-4008
208-736-4097 (fax)
Email: treas-inq@co.twin-falls.id.us

The County Treasurer:

  • Receives, accounts for, and safely keeps monies belonging to the county
  • Reports all receipts to the auditor and receives an auditors certificate before depositing in county treasury
  • Pays for and retrieves county warrants when they are presented for payment
  • Keeps records of receipts and expenditures from all funds and makes a monthly and quarterly settlement with the auditor
  • Receives from the coroner any funds and property found on deceased bodies
  • Receives payment for and issues auctioneers and pawnbroker licenses

The ex-officio Tax Collector:

  • Invests money safely, interest earned has the effect of reducing property taxes
  • Furnishes detail tax information to lending institutions, title companies, realtors, accountants, taxing districts and individual taxpayers
  • Sends notices to taxpayers and collects the amount due on real property, mobile homes, personal property and occupancy tax
  • Issues warrants of distraint for delinquent mobile home and personal property taxes and delivers to the county sheriff to collect
  • Collects special assessments for water districts, fire protection districts, local improvement districts, county weeds, etc.
  • Collects and accounts from parties payment and prepaid property taxes
  • Notifies owners/lien holders and takes tax deeds to real property that has gone three years delinquent
  • Files claims with bankruptcy court on property owners who have filed various chapters of bankruptcy

The Ex-officio Public Administrator:

  • Takes charge of the estates of decedents for who no personal representative is appointed, decedents with no known heirs, estates ordered into his/her hands by the court, and estates to which the State of Idaho is an heir
  • Makes a perfect inventory of all estates taken into possession
  • Pays funeral expenses, expenses of the last sickness administrative expenses, creditors of heirs if the appear
  • After a final settlement of any estate, he/she must send remaining funds to state tax commission if there are no heirs or claimants
  • Makes a report to the judge every six months on all estates which have come into his/her hands

Things to know:

  • Taxes are due by December 20th of each year, with the second half due by June 20th.
  • We Accept the US Postmark as your payment date for current year tax. The postal service does not guarantee your item will be postmarked with the current date. Please Mail Early!
  • Partial payments can be made at any time on delinquent, current or future taxes.