Liens & Reimbursements

Using taxpayer funds, Minidoka County pays out more than $400,000 annually to assist county residents who are in need. These funds are provided through property taxation and the Board of County Commissioners believes that where possible, these funds should be recovered so that others who are in need can be helped. Reimbursement also reduces the need to increase taxes for this purpose.

Notice Liens & Reimbursement in Medical Cases


  • If you or a 3rd party submit an application for assistance with your medical bills, Minidoka County will place a lien on your real and personal property.
  • If you or a 3rd party submit an application for medical bills or for non-medical assistance, Minidoka County will require that you reimburse the county for funds expended on your behalf.
  • If you are ordered to reimburse the county in an amount less than the actual cost of medical bills paid by Minidoka County, all liens will remain active until Minidoka County and the Catastrophic Health Care Program have been paid back the full amount that has been expended on the applicant's behalf, or until the Board grants a release of lien.

Reimbursement in Non-Medical Cases


  • Idaho law provides that if you accept assistance from the County, you can be required to repay any amount the County spends on your behalf.
  • The Board of County Commissioners will decide whether you are able to pay back all or a part of those funds within a reasonable period of time.