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Protest Procedure

 

Protest Procedure AND APPEAL RIGHTS

Colorado Statutes identify the month of May as the time for you to contact us concerning your valuation. Please keep in mind that you should provide information to support your estimate of value if it differs from that estimated by the Assessor’s Office.  We can only consider sales and other market information from 2011 and the first six months of 2012 for values set for 2013 and 2014.  If you purchased your property, or if you had an appraisal done after June 30, 2012, we cannot consider it in our review of values for 2013 or 2014. 

We may consider appeals for the valuation of the property only, not the amount of taxes you pay. 

If you disagree with the actual value or classification placed on your property, you may present oral or written objections to our office.  Protests for real property must be postmarked or delivered to our office at 221 S Interocean Ave, Holyoke, CO 80734 on or before June 1. Personal property protests must be postmarked or delivered to our office by June 30.

Our office must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination to you by the last regular working day in June for real property and by July 10 for personal property. 

If you are dissatisfied with our decision, you may appeal to the county board of equalization (Phillips County Commissioners) by July 15 for real property and by July 20 for personal property.  The county board conducts hearings through August 5.  The county board must notify you in writing within five business days of the date of its decision.

If you are dissatisfied with the county board’s decision, you may appeal to an arbitrator, district court, or the Board of Assessment Appeals within 30 days of the date the decision was mailed.