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The County Assessor is responsible for valuing all real and personal property, including mobile homes, residential and commercial properties and agricultural land for property tax purposes.
The Assessor determines the equitable value of property to ensure that each taxpayer pays only his or her share of the taxes. Anyone who disagrees with changes in the actual value of real property can object or file a protest with the Assessor’s Office.
Download the following for more information on the allocation of your property tax dollars and distribution of taxes:
What is a Reappraisal?
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 30 of the preceding year. The appraisal date for the 2019 Reappraisal is June 30, 2018. 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. We cannot include transactions that occurred after the appraisal date in our analysis. The Alamosa County Assessor’s provides information on our website regarding your property.
Your Notice of Valuation
Your Rights of Appeal
If you still disagree with the Assessor’s valuation, you may file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) on or before July 15. The Board schedules and completes their appeals by August 5. Written notification is mailed within five business days once the Board made their determination.
How are Property Taxes Calculated?
Agricultural Land Valuation
Commodity prices for the accepted base crops are researched and published by the Division of Property Taxation, along with allowable expenses for fencing, seed, baling and AUM (animal units per month) rental rate.
The period for the ten year average for the 2019 reappraisal period is 2008-2017. Lower commodity prices from 2006 and 2007 were dropped, and higher commodity prices 2016 and 2017 were added to the ten year average calculation. Based on the ten year average, agricultural land values increased during this reappraisal period