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Per Alan Dornfest, Property Tax Policy Supervisor for the Idaho State Tax Commission:
Taxes are not tied directly to home values, despite what a lot of people think. Taxes are based on the budgets of taxing districts. If cities, counties, and other taxing districts budget the same amount from property tax from one year to the next, but property values go down, the levy rate goes up automatically to compensate.
For most taxing districts, budgets aren't set until August or early September, so final property tax amounts won't be certain until then. Dornfest said property values are determined by county assessors as of January 1 of each year, so whatever happens to the real estate market later in the year has no impact until the following year's assessment. While property values have plummeted in some parts of Idaho during 2009, Dornfest said, they've actually risen in others.
The Tax Commission oversees Idaho's property tax system, which is administered by the counties. For more information on property assessments and taxes, visit the Property Tax section of the Tax Commission's website.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population in 2015 was 27,157.
There are three school districts:
You can obtain a driver's license at the following locations:
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office200 Courthouse WayRigby, ID 83442
Mud Lake Satellite Office1055 E 1500 NTerreton, ID 83450Hours are for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 10 am to 4 pm.
You can register a vehicle and perform title transfers at the following locations:
Jefferson County Assessor's Office210 Courthouse WaySuite 150Rigby, ID 83442
The County Emergency Management Office is located at:210 Courthouse WaySuite 230Rigby, ID 83442
There are four fire districts in Jefferson County:
There are five libraries in Jefferson County.
Yes, there are four senior citizens centers, located at:
The following cities are within Jefferson County: