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PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION (Circuit Breaker)

Apply from January 2 through April 15, 2024

Property Tax ReductionHomeowner's ExemptionNez Perce County Drop Box

Some options for applying:

  1. In person at your County Assessor's Office. Due to construction, PARKING IS LIMITED NEAR THE COURTHOUSE'S SOUTH ENTRANCE.
    If you need assistance when you arrive, call 208-799-3010.
  2. By mail or utilize the County Drop Box. Please call and request an application to be mailed to you.
  3. File from home using the State's website at www.tax.idaho.gov/gototap

Road Weight Restrictions

Beginning Monday January 29, 2024 Waha Road; R-540 between Mileposts 0 and 11 the below restrictions will be in effect. This is to protect this road from excessive damage, during periods of thaw and high moisture. 

Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight 30,000 lbs.
For more information please contact: Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department 208-799-3060.


VIN Inspections

Auto License is now doing VIN inspections for passenger vehicles ONLY from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mon-Fri.

Due to limited parking at the Courthouse, please contact law enforcement for VIN inspections for boats, recreational vehicles and trailers:

  • If you reside inside the Lewiston city limits, please contact the Lewiston Police Department at 208-746-0171.
  • If you reside outside the Lewiston city limits, please contact the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office at 208-799-3131.

Property Tax Relief from New 2023 Legislation

Idaho Association of County Treasurers Provides Information Regarding Upcoming Property Tax Relief from New 2023 Legislation. Please click HERE for information and frequently asked questions.


How Do Property Taxes Work?

Nobody likes property taxes and if you’ve ever felt that way, you’re not alone. But what are property taxes? They’re the primary funding source for essential services such as highway districts, cities, counties, schools and much more. Each of which are their own taxing district and levy their own property taxes. So I bet you’re wondering how does it all work? Watch the brief video from Keep It Local Idaho and find out.



 

Welcome to Nez Perce County

NullNez Perce County is located in North Central Idaho. With a total land area of 855 square miles it encompasses the cities of Culdesac (population 413), Lapwai (1,169), Lewiston (34,203) and Peck (166), and the communities of Lenore, Leland, Gifford, Myrtle, Waha, Cameron and Southwick. The total population for the county in 2020 was 42,090.

Though it was originally established by the Territorial Legislature of Washington in 1861, Nez Perce County quickly moved on to become one of the four original Idaho counties from which our current 44 were carved.

The county as we know it today was established February 4, 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature with its county seat at Lewiston and present boundaries set by 1911.

Explorers Lewis and Clark traveled through the area in 1805 that would later be named for the Native American Nez Perce Tribe who lived in the region. Lewiston served as the territorial capital for twenty-two months before the capital was moved to Boise.

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NEZ PERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1230 MAIN STREET • LEWISTON, ID 83501
208-799‑3195
COURTHOUSE OFFICE HOURS • Monday-Friday • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Code of Ordinances


Click on the link below to view a video about the Lewis-Clark Valley.

LC Valley Video

CEDA

CEDA

CLEARWATER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOUR HELP!

CEDA is working to capture your level of broadband service. The last few years have magnified the connectivity problem for North Central Idaho residents and their inability to learn, do business, and participate in telehealth from home. The speed test data will help elevate our region’s need to connect the unserved and underserved as an identified priority within the Idaho State Broadband Plan. 

HELP IMPROVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO

Take a speed test from your home or business computer. 

Idaho has funding opportunities to facilitate development of reliable high speed internet.

CONDUCT THIS TEST ON A PC OR LAPTOP. It is not intended for a cell phone.

Nez Perce County and the City of Lewiston now have Text to 9-1-1 service. Calling is still the best way to reach 9-1-1, so call if you can, but text if you can’t. Click on the image below for more information.


 

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Join the public AlertSense program for up-to-date information in your area. Officials will provide notices through Alert Sense on changing issues in the area you sign up for. Click on the image to the right to go to the AlertSense page.

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