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For 2017, the gathering period is January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. This changes all raw sale prices, prior to June 30, 2016, to reflect the market value as of that date.Time Adjustment MethodologyWhen price levels are changing significantly, sales prices must be adjusted for time. Separate time adjustment factors, by type of property and geographic area, may be necessary as rates of change in real estate prices often vary with these factors. Most appraisal organizations, such as the Appraisal Institute (Institute) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), recognize the need for time adjustment (trending) of sales prices to the date of appraisal.Determination of market adjustments for time involves the consideration of the four basic techniques of time trend analysis:
Yes, all general contractors and subcontractors are required to be registered in Grand County.
Contact the Building Division for more information at 725-3255.
An agricultural building is a structure located on real property classified as agriculture by the Grand County Assessor that is designed, constructed, and used to house farm implements, hay grain, poultry, livestock, or other horticultural products.
This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place of employment where agricultural products are processed, treated or packaged, nor shall it be a place used by the public.
You should select a funeral home to make final arrangements. The funeral home representative and the Coroner’s Office will coordinate with each other in order to facilitate these arrangements and to eliminate possible delays.
No, our office does not select funeral homes. Surviving family needs to select the mortuary that they desire to handle funeral arrangements.
No. In a majority of cases, visual identification is not required. Should it become necessary for you to come in or bring other records or x-rays, you will be contacted.
Yes, but keep in mind it may not be advisable. It will be at the discretion of the Coroner. It is recommended you wait to view at the Funeral Home.
The Coroner is required by law to investigate all deaths (1) that occur outside a physician's care; (2) that are sudden or unexpected; (3) that cannot be ascertained to be a natural death by documented medical history and circumstances. The involvement of the Coroner’s Office does not mean that an autopsy will automatically be performed. The Coroner's Office may take jurisdiction over an apparently natural death if (1) the death was unexpected and no medical cause can be determined; (2) the decedent was not under the care of a physician, and/ or there is no prior documented medical history to explain the death; (3) the death might be a public health hazard; (4) there are extenuating and/ or suspicious circumstances associated with the death.
An autopsy is the examination of the body to determine the cause and manner of death. It is similar to a surgical procedure. Often, an autopsy can reveal an undiagnosed disease process or abnormality. It may also detect a genetic disorder that could be inherited by surviving family members. In an accidental death, the question of how a disease process contributed to the accident (if at all) must be answered. Often insurance companies will deny payment of benefits until the autopsy results are available. If the death is due to apparent natural causes and there is sufficient evidence of a pre-existing illness or medical condition, an autopsy may not be necessary. However, if there is any question that the death may be due to "other than natural causes" an autopsy will be performed. In an obviously traumatic death, the cause of death may appear obvious; however, there may be contributing, underlying factors. Again, the insurance companies may deny benefits until they receive the autopsy results.
Colorado law (CRS 30-10-606) provides the authority for the CORONER’S OFFICE to perform an autopsy as part of an investigation. We use the following guidelines:
1. If the autopsy is deemed unnecessary for the investigation, it will not be performed. By law, an autopsy cannot be performed by the Coroner's Office solely for "medical curiosity." If the family or Doctor would like a medical curiosity autopsy to be performed, it must be arranged by the family or by the doctor with the family's permission, and be done by the Pathologist of your choice. You should be aware that the financial responsibility falls upon the requesting party and an autopsy can be quite expensive.
2. If the Coroner's Office deems it necessary to perform an autopsy as part of the investigation, the law grants us the ability to take jurisdiction of the body to perform the autopsy. There is no charge for an autopsy conducted under these circumstances.
3. If you or your family should disagree with our decision to perform an autopsy in spite of the benefits and the questions it will answer, you must obtain a Court Order through your attorney to prevent the autopsy from taking place. All legal financial obligations incurred are your responsibility.
Yes. You may obtain a copy by calling the Office of the Grand County Coroner at (970) 724-0083 and requesting a copy. You will then be instructed to go to the website and fill out the Request for Autopsy Report and send to the office.
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Any personal possessions in the custody of the Coroner may be claimed by the legal next of kin. To avoid any inconvenience to you, call the Grand County Coroner's Office at (970) 724-0083 before coming into the office. We will advise you if any documents will be needed and of any other requirements.
Clothing is not usually considered property. Unless there is a need to hold clothing as evidence, it is released to the mortuary receiving the deceased. Clothing that presents a health hazard may be disposed of for the safety of all persons involved.
If the Coroner's Office is investigating the case and an autopsy is performed, we will issue the Death Certificate. It is given to the funeral home to be filed with State Vital Statistics. The funeral home will issue you as many copies as you request and pay for. Copies may also be obtained from the County or State Dept. of Vital Statistics.
Approval for release is required by the Coroner's Office for tissue/ organ donation in deaths that fall under Coroner Statutes. Only heart valves, skin, long bones, and corneas can be donated after death. Persons on life support may be eligible for organ donation. A donation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Donor Alliance 303-360-6000
Rocky Mtn. Lions Eye Bank 720-848-3959
Univ of Colo State Anatomical 303-724-2410
Science Care 800-417-3747
Life Legacy 888-774-4438
Full Body Donation 970-248-1219
Normally, no. However, there are exceptions and you will receive written correspondence when, and if, they apply.
In order to enter, you need to obtain permission from the Law Enforcement agency involved.
Grand County Sheriff’s Dept. (970) 725-3343
Fraser/Winter Park PD (970) 722-7779
Granby PD (970) 887-3007
Kremmling PD (970) 724-3318
Colorado State Patrol (970) 824-6501
District Attorney’s Office (970) 725-3371
Grand County EMS (970) 887-2732
Hot Sulphur Springs:
Grand County Mortuary 970-725-9010
Yampa Valley Funeral Home 970-879-1494
Aspen Mortuary 303-232-0985
Loveland / Ft Collins:
Allnutt Funeral Service 970-667-1121
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home 970-667-5885
Viegut Funeral Home 970-679-4669
Bohlender Funeral Chapel 970-482-4244
Goes Funeral Care 970-482-2221
Resthaven Funeral Service 970-667-0202
Vessey Funeral Services 970-482-5065
(Some Insurance companies will cover the cost of the cleanup.)
Bio One 303-946-8834
Absolutely Clean 970-589-0433
Crime Tech 719-201-2726
Rocky Mountain Catastrophe 970-722-7744
Steri Clean 888-577-7206
Any benefits left at the end of the month in your food assistance EBT account will be carried over into the next month. Any benefits not used will be removed from the card after 365 days.
Crack sealing is a process used to seal cracks in the road surface without completely resurfacing the road. The cracks in the road are cleared of rocks and debris using an air compressor. Then, the cracks are filled with hot sealant to prevent water damage.
Chip sealing is a resurfacing technique in which oil contact texture is sprayed over the existing asphalt on a road. Rock chips are then spread over the surface followed by a fog seal to complete the process.Chip sealing is an effective way to improve the road's surface quickly and efficiently.
A STR (also known as a vacation rental) is the nightly or weekly rental of dwellings, dwelling units, mobile homes, rooms or accommodations, excluding hotel and motels, for less than 30 consecutive days, including but not limited to: single family dwellings, duplexes, multi-family dwellings, townhomes, condominiums, time share or similar dwellings. Many hosting sites provide a service to clients listing their properties online for rent to wide audience groups online. Some examples include, but are not limited to: VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway, Trip Advisor, and many other vacation rental hosting sites.
Any property in unincorporated Grand County which is being rented for less than 30 days must be registered with Grand County’s short term rental (STR) program. If your property is located in the Town of Winter Park, Fraser, Granby or Grand Lake, your property may be required to register with the specific town, as each town has its own application process, fee structure, and regulations.
If you are using your property to generate income in Grand County, as described above, you must have a current Colorado sales Tax ID (Form CR 0100), issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. The property owner or property manager shall be responsible for remitting County sales tax and lodging tax.
Colorado Sales Tax Withholding Account Application
October 1, 2019 a new House Bill (HB1240) went into effect assigning sales tax collection responsibilities to a marketplace facilitator. This essentially means that online booking sites, such as AirBnb, VRBO and others, are now responsible for remitting sales tax on your behalf. Please verify this with any site your are listing your property for rent. To read more please visit the Colorado Department of Revenues website : https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-changes
Income earned from renting your property as a STR is subject to tax in the State of Colorado. Note - you may also be subject to federal taxes.
Yes. Grand County passes along the processing fee for both credit cards and e-checks. For the privilege of using a credit card, the additional fee is $.75 + 2.25%, for an e-check it is $1.00.
Each short-term rental shall have a primary and secondary person responsible to manage the Short Term Rental during any period it is occupied. The 24-hour contact persons may be the property owner or property manager and they must reside in Grand County and be able to respond within one (1) hour or less. Unless you reside within Grand County, you may not list yourself as a primary or secondary emergency contact. You must list someone within one hour of the property who can be responsible for emergency situations which arise. (Excessive trash on site, parking related issues, etc.)
Yes. If your rent your property to anyone for less than 30 days at any time during a calendar year, you must register with Grand County’s short term rental program
Yes. As indicated above, any property in unincorporated Grand County that is rented for less than 30 days for one or more times in a calendar year must be registered with Grand County’s STR program.
No. Any short term rental property must register with Grand County’s STR program, with a unique Colorado Sales Tax License. You may not use your local business license number.
No. The type of ownership, or whether it is a for-profit or not-for-profit entity is irrelevant. If you are renting a property as a STR to generate income in Grand County, to any party or parties, the property must be registered with Grand County’s STR program.
Airbnb does remit sales and lodging tax to the State of Colorado; however if you list with an additional booking agency, like VRBO, you are required to obtain your own Colorado Sales Tax license. Further, if your property is CLOSE to one of the towns (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby or Grand Lake), we have noticed that Airbnb in particular may be charging you MORE taxes than you need to remit. Airbnb often pulls the closest town taxation rate, which is not required for unincorporated Grand County. This may be an additional 4-6% charge on your property. Airbnb is now requiring written notice if your property does not require Town Sales Tax; you may contact the Grand County Treasurer’s website to download a the specific tax rates for each town at http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/461
This may be true. Please provide the name of your management company and contact person, and we will verify this information, and their preferred methods of contact.
The permit fees are used to administer and monitor compliance of terms, conditions and requirements for short term rental operations. A third party consultant pulls the listing / hosting site data, and staff provide the necessary support to customers.
Yes. The Board of County Commissioners plans to hold a formal review on an annual basis.
Grand County requires a Short Term Rental Permit for "any property to be offered, advertised, operated, or rented as a short term rental." If your property is listed online as a short term rental, you must hold a valid Short Term Rental Permit, even if you don't have any current availability.
You may notify the county of your lease - providing a copy of the contract with expiration dates - and you will be removed from the STR requirement. Should the lease terminate, and you choose to begin renting your property on a hosting site, or with a property management company for nightly rentals, you will be required to apply for a STR permit.
You may contact the County, notifying staff of this sale. If the sale closes, staff will change ownership of the property. If your listing expires, or the sale is terminated, and you choose to list your property on a hosting site, or with a property management company for nightly rentals, you will be required to apply for a STR permit.
Each STR is valid for one calendar year. Upon issuance of a STR permit, the County will email a copy of the permit, permit number, expiration date, and emergency contact information to the property owner. We ask that upon receipt, you, or your property manager place the permit on site as soon as possible, (in the kitchen, or other central location.) Approximately ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of the permit, you will be notified about the upcoming expiration / renewal of the permit.
A copy is posted here. http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/9644
New in 2019: Request for online submittal of a safety checklist. This to help ensure owners and property manager make short term rentals safe for Grand County visitors.
Please call Warren D. Ward at 970-531-1120.