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
2013 is a reappraisal year and property owners are notified of their new value May 1.
  • 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, 2012 (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, 2012. State statute prohibits the use of appraisal data after June 30, 2012; that data will be considered in the 2015 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.)
In an effort to reduce the cost of processing, printing, and postage, a consortium of Colorado Assessors have opted to send a postcard Notice of Valuation in place of the long form you received in prior years. The traditional notice is available on our website and may include a listing of property characteristics germane to your value.

Appeals
An appeal form can be filled out to protest current year value or classification only. It is available from May 1 through June 1, and can be found on our Forms page.

Deadlines
The deadline for appealing real property is June 1. The deadline for appealing personal property is June 30.