I Received My Property Tax Valuation…Now What?

2015 is a reappraisal year (every odd year) to determine the value of your home for 2015 & 2016 tax purposes.

You should have received your tax valuation in the mail from your county assessor’s office this week. Please know that you have the right to protest your real property value or its classification. The deadline to protest is June 1, 2015. As a complimentary service to my clients, I am happy to discuss your valuation and help you understand how to protest the valuation if you feel the value is too high.  With this service, I will also provide you the best comparable sales that support your position.  According to state law the valuation period must end on June 30, 2014.  Please note, though, that some counties use different starting dates for the sales data used (see below).

Sales Period Used to Support 2015 Valuations (by county):

  • Adams – January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
  • Arapahoe – January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
  • Broomfield – July 1, 20120 through June 30, 2014
  • Denver –  July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014
  • Douglas – July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014
  • Jefferson –  July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014

Below are the links to the local assessor’s offices in metro Denver:

If you would like my assistance with your property tax valuation protest, please fill out the form below and I’ll contact you as soon as possible!


Here is more information from the Douglas County Assessor’s site regarding reappraisals:

What is a Reappraisal?

  • Property is valued every two years for property tax purposes
  • According to state law, only sales from the study period can be used to value residential property
  • Property is valued as of an appraisal date –June 30, 2014

In Colorado, all properties are re-valued every odd‐numbered year – this is called a reappraisal. When a property is reappraised by the Assessor’s office, we estimate the market value as of the appraisal date, which is set by statute as June 30th of the preceding year. The appraisal date for the 2015 reappraisal is June 30, 2014. In even numbered years property values stay the same unless a change has occurred to the property.  Colorado law requires that residential property be valued using sales from a specific time frame. This time frame, known as the “study period”, is a minimum of eighteen months, and may extend up to five years prior to the appraisal date.

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