Assessor


Responsibilities

The Assessor's Office is responsible for identifying, classifying, and valuing all real
and personal property in Grand County according to statutory provisions. The equitable assessment of property ensures a fair tax distribution relative to the value of similar properties.


Real Property Value Information



2016 is an intervening year. Notice of Valuations for properties that changed in value were sent out May 1.  

Market sales used for the 2015 reappraisal year were from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

  • Your real property was valued as it existed January 1 of the current year. The tax notice you receive next January will be based on this value.
  • All property in Colorado is revalued every odd numbered year. (39-1-104(10.2)(a), C.R.S.)
  • The appraisal data used to establish real property value was from the 18-month period ending June 30, 2014 (39-1-104(10.2)(a), C.R.S.). If data is insufficient during this time period, the Assessor may also use data from the 5-year period ending June 30, 2014. State statute prohibits the use of appraisal data after June 30, 2014; that data will be considered in the 2017 appraisal. (39-1-104(10.2)(d), C.R.S.)
  • An assessment percentage will be applied to the actual value of your property before property taxes are calculated.
  • The assessment percentage for residences is projected to be 7.96%. Generally, all other property, including vacant land, is assessed at 29%. (39-1-104.2 and 39-1.104(1), C.R.S.)
  • A change in the projected residential assessment percentage is not grounds for protest or abatement of taxes. (39-5-121(1), C.R.S.)

Appeals
Real Property

An appeal can be submitted to protest your current year value or classification for Real Property after the Notice of Valuations are sent out on May 1. 

The real property deadline to appeal to the Assessor is June 1 of each year.

The Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination to you by June 30. If you disagree with the Assessor's determination, or if you do not receive a Notice of Determination from the Assessor, you must file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization on or before July 15th.

Personal Property


An appeal can be submitted to protest your current year value or classification for Personal Property after the Notice of Valuations are sent out on June 15th. 

 The personal property deadline to appeal to the Assessor is June 30.

The Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination to you by July 10. If you disagree with the Assessor's determination, or if you do not receive a Notice of Determination from the Assessor, you must file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization on or before July 20.

If the date for filing any report, schedule, claim, tax return, statement, remittance or other document falls upon a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it shall be deemed to have been timely filed if filed on the next business day, 39-1-120(3), C.R.S.

GIS

The major base map layer in development phase at this time is the Parcel-Property layer. Database coverages for land use analysis are also being created. Concurrently, the department is responsible for updating existing map data and coordinating application development.

In consideration of the scope of the project, the provision of mapping and data services to citizens, other government agencies, and the business community is limited and based upon resource availability