You may not know this, but county assessors reassess property values every two years on the odd year in the state of Colorado. So as we speak county assessors are adjusting property values. In late April, seven metro area county assessors held a news conference to announce spikes in median home property valuations ranging from about 17 percent for single-family homes in Douglas County to 40 percent for all homes in Adams County. Property tax increases will vary greatly depending on factors such as recent sales, neighborhood popularity, amount of new construction and affordability.
June 1st is the deadline for protests to your property valuation, but before you protest make sure you log into your county assessor’s website to confirm the information on your home is accurate. Then, calculate if your time is worth the effort – you will spend upwards of 700 dollars for a home appraisal and you may only save $50 to $100 in extra property taxes. Click here to read the full article from the Denver Post on six things you need to know about protesting your property taxes. Below you can find the links to your County Assessor’s website so you can see what your property valuation may have been adjusted to, along with instructions on how to protest if necessary!