Irrigation District to put delinquent homes up for auction
The Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District has announced that properties in both Ada and Canyon Counties will be going up for auction next month.
"Twenty-two properties in Ada and Canyon Counties, with a total assessed value of $2,332,600 may be sold at a tax deed public auction August 21 for $6,780.18, just three-tenths of one percent (0.003%) of their total assessed value because the property owners have failed to pay irrigation taxes for the past three years," officials with the Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District announced today.
The delinquent taxes on the 22 properties – 20 in Ada County and 2 in Canyon County – total just $6,780.18, NMID officials said. The tax deed sale, mandated under Idaho law, sets the minimum bid for each property at the amount of taxes owed plus expenses related to the delinquency.
Ada County Assessor and NMID records show the 20 properties in Ada County have a total assessed value of $2,250,200. The total tax due is $6,139.18. Canyon County Assessor data and NMID information shows the two Nampa properties have a total assessed value of $82,400 with a tax bill owing of $641
In one example, a Boise home, assessed at $258,200 could be sold for $518.36 in delinquent taxes. In another instance, a Meridian residence assessed at $191,100 could be sold for just $350.53 in taxes.
“We fully understand how difficult things can be financially for people right now and really don’t like to have to move forward with tax deed sales for people’s properties. We go to great lengths to avoid these types of tax deed sale situations for our patrons. But it’s out of our hands because Idaho law is very specific about what steps the District is required to take to recover the tax money owed on the property,” said Daren Coon, NMID Secretary Treasurer.