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



2017 is a revaluation year.
Notice of Valuations for all properties, except personal property, will be sent out May 1st.
Notice of Valuations for personal property will be sent out June 15th. 

Market sales which are used for the 2017 reappraisal year are sales that occurred January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

  • Your real property was valued as it existed January 1st 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 sale data used to establish real property value was from the 18-month period ending June 30, 2016 (39-1-104(10.2)(a), C.R.S.). If the data is insufficient during this time period, the Assessor may also use data from a 5-year period ending June 30, 2016. State statute prohibits the use of appraisal sale data after June 30, 2016; that data may be considered in the 2019 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, almost 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 1st. 

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

The Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination to you by June 30th. 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 30th.

The Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination to you by July 10th. 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 20th.

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.

eNotices

Both the Grand County Assessor's Office and the Treasurer's Office participate in the eNotice online program. Simply go to https://enoticesonline.com/ to log into the eNotice website. This program allows a property owner to receive their tax and valuation notices via email instead of by regular mail. As an added benefit, the website will have a repository of all the notices sent this way for future access by the property owner. Each owner that signs up will have a separate and distinct account. This is a convenient way to receive notices and have easy access to those notices at any time, day or night.

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.

Process to change a physical (situs) address

The process to change a physical (situs) address for a property is to submit a written or email request to either the GIS or Assessor's Office, preferably from the owner of the property. Governmental or emergency service agencies may verbally request a change, in which case the property owner will be notified by mail at the mailing address we have on file.