THE APPLICATION FOUND HERE IS FOR UNINCORPORATED ADA COUNTY TRASH BILLING ONLY.
IF YOU LIVE WITHIN ANY CITY LIMITS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CITY BILLING OFFICE REGARDING ASSISTANCE WITH A TRASH BILLING HARDSHIP.
INFORMATION YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING FOR
ADA COUNTY TRASH EXEMPTION DUE TO HARDSHIP
You must submit a signed, sworn and notarized application containing full and complete information about your household’s financial status, including all adults (18 and over) in the home. This is required by Ada County Ordinance No. 786. In completing the application, please be aware that documentation is required to support the information provided in the application. Attached to the application is a list of documentation that MUST be submitted with the application and is required to complete a review of the application.
The application is available on-line or at:
Ada County Indigent Services Office
252 E Front Street, Suite 199
Boise, ID 83702
The Board will consider the following when determining if a hardship exists:
- All household income and public benefits you are receiving; and ONLY the household’s necessary monthly living expenses. Necessary monthly expenses do not include items such as cable, internet or multiple telephones. Please be aware that certain expenses have a maximum allowable amount set by the Board of County Commissioners.
- All assets, including but not limited to bank, investment, retirement, stocks, bonds, mutual fund and savings accounts; and personal property such as extra vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats, ATV’s.
- Any real property you own or are in the process of purchasing and any equity in that property.
- Whether there is sufficient monthly disposable income, after considering all household income and necessary expenses, to pay the trash bill.
- Whether there are sufficient assets (real property or personal property) that could be sold, liquidated or cashed in to pay the trash bill.
- If you rent, whether the property owner is responsible to pay the trash bill.
- Whether you have exhausted all other resources prior to applying for a hardship exemption, including applying with other assistance programs, including discount services for senior citizens.
Can service be temporarily suspended?
In certain cases you may suspend residential service for 30 to 90 days for a temporary vacancy. If you choose this option or would like further information about this you must contact the Ada County Treasurer at 287-6800.
How long can my billing be exempted?
Approved exemptions from trash billings are only valid for one year from the date of approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Upon expiration of the one year, the residential customer may submit a new application.
How do I submit an application?
The application must be printed out, completed in blue or black ink (applications filled out in pencil will not be accepted), and the hard copy submitted to the address listed on the application with the required documents as listed on the attachment to the application. Failure to submit all required information will result in denial of the application. Applications cannot be filed on-line and must be mailed or hand delivered to the Ada County Indigent Services Office at 252 E Front Street, Suite 199, Boise, ID 83702.
What if I have questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Ada County Indigent Services at 287-7960 before you submit your application. Submitting an incomplete application or an application without required information or documents attached will result in denial of your application.
It is your responsibility to submit all required information with your application. Any missing documents will result in your application being denied.
How long will it take to get an answer?
Once an application and required information is submitted, it will be reviewed by a deputy clerk and the information contained in the application will be verified. Upon completion of the review, your request will be presented to the Board of Ada County Commissioners. This will occur within 15 to 45 days of the date your application is received by Ada County Indigent Services. Once the Board makes their decision a written copy of that decision will be mailed to you.
Can I appeal a denial?
You have the right to appeal a denial to the District Court consistent with Idaho Code 31-1506 and must do so within 28 days of the Board’s denial.
APPLICATION FOR TRASH EXEMPTION