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Appealing Your Property Valuation

How to Appeal your Real Property or Business Personal Property Valuation

If a property owner believes that the real property has been incorrectly valued by the Assessor. The current year's assessment may be appealed from May 1st through June 1st.  For personal property, the appeal period last from June 15th to June 30th. 

 

Appeal Options

  • Mail (Must be postmarked by June 1st for real property and by June 30th for personal property)
  • In person - This is the most effective option, since more information can be exchanged. 
  • By Fax - Appeals can be faxed to (970) 824-9189
  • By email - rrazzano@moffatcounty.net
  • All appeals must be signed and include a petitioners estimation of value

 

How to Appeal an Assessment

To appeal an assessment, you should explain why you believe the value is wrong. By comparing your property to other similar properties that sold, you can determine whether or not your property has been fairly valued.

  • Notice of Valuation - In odd-numbered years, every property owner receives a Notice of Valuation.  During even-numberd years (the intervening year), the valuation on your current Tax Notice is your valuation for the 2014 tax year.  If the physical charachteristics or the classification of your property has changed, you will receive a regular Notice of Valuation in the even-numbered year. 
  • The Assessor's Property Record Search - Sales information for most neighborhoods, as well as additional property details, is available on this Web site. Click here to search the Assessor's Property Database.
  • Listing of Property Sales in Your Neighborhood
    A list of any homes in your area that have sold will make it easier for you to compare values to see if your home is valued similarly to other homes that you are familiar with.
     

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SALES INFORMATION: For purposes of tax year 2013 and 2014 property valuations, Colorado Law (and two published Colorado Court Cases) prohibits the Assessor from considering any property sales occurring after June 30, 2013.
 

 

What to Expect After You Appeal

As part of your appeal, we may require a property inspection.  This will enable us to verify that we have correct information about your property, including size, amenities and interior finish.

 

If you appeal, we will mail you a response by the last working day in June for real property appeals; July 10th for personal property appeals.  The response will explain how to appeal to the County Board of Equalization (County Commissioners) if you are still dissatisfied.  The appeal to the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) must be filed by July 15th for real property appeals; July 20th for personal property appeals. The CBOE meets in July or early August. They must conclude their hearings by August 5th and notify petitioners of their decision within five working days.

 

If you wish to appeal a decision of the CBOE, you must do so within 30 days of their decision.