Division Overview

Assessment Appeals

The Board of Assessment Appeals hears appeals filed by real and personal property owners regarding the valuation placed on their property. The County Assessor is responsible for valuing all property in the county except for exempt property and state assessed properties. Taxpayers may appeal the assigned value to the Assessor and the County Board of Equalization (valuation appeal) or to the Board of County Commissioners (abatement).

Taxpayers and counties now have an option to request a pre-hearing conference. A pre-hearing conference provides an opportunity for the parties to meet with the Board’s staff in advance of a hearing in order to clarify the issues for the hearing and to make agreements that will simplify the hearing. 

 

Housing

The Division of Housing provides state and federal funding to private housing developers, housing authorities, and local governments to increase the inventory of affordable housing. The division also offers Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance statewide through local housing authorities and non-profit service organizations.

They provide assistance through a variety of programs: homelessness and prevention, grants and loans for affordable housing developers, rental assistance, home modification and rehabilitation, and fair housing rights and resources.

 

Local Government

The Division of Local Government provides technical assistance and information to local governments on available federal and state programs and acts as a liaison with other state agencies concerned with local governments.

Their resources include: demography (census and other state data), local government capacity building, budgeting, water and waste water management, and training. They also manage a number of community programs that include Colorado Main Street, Conservation Trust Fund, and Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue cards.

DOLA has regional managers located statewide to help municipalities and communities thrive.

 

Property Taxation

The Division of Property Taxation coordinates and administers the implementation of property tax law throughout the 64 counties. It operates under the leadership of the property tax administrator, who is appointed by the State Board of Equalization.

They promote the equalization of property valuation for property tax purposes and provide assistance to county assessors by delivering information and resources on appraisal standards, exemptions, state assessed properties, and administrative resources.

 

Disaster Recovery

DOLA manages the State's $320 million CDBG-DR grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. We serve as the fiscal agent for the State and coordinate the distribution of disaster relief funding in the areas of housing, infrastructure, economic revitalization, planning and watershed resilience.