Colorado is witnessing a historical rise in property taxes due to a combination of factors such as population growth, higher property values, and other economic changes which can have a huge impact on your monthly mortgage payment.
To appeal your property taxes, you must submit an application form to your local county assessor’s office and provide details about why you believe that the assessed value of your property is incorrect.
Before you start the process of appealing your property taxes, it is important to understand all the risks associated with the process. Because of this, it is generally wise to speak with a legal or tax professional before attempting to file an appeal on your own. Appeals are extremely difficult to win. You will need an assessment done with real and exact comps in a certain format from a certain period of time.
A qualified legal or tax professional can provide sound guidance and help ensure that all applicable laws and regulations are followed. It is important to remember that the appeal process carries a certain degree of risk, and it is possible that your property taxes may actually increase as a result of filing an appeal. The appeal process itself can be complicated and time-consuming. In addition to the required legal forms, you will need to provide evidence that your property has been overvalued by the local tax assessor. This could include a surveyor’s report, an appraisal, photographs or other relevant documentation.
To help make your appeal a success, you will need certain information such as:
- Documentation to prove that your assessment is incorrect
- Comparable sales data that supports your claim
- Information on the condition of your property
- Any discrepancies that could have lead to an inaccurate appraisal
Larimer County Assessor Valuation Protest
Notices of Valuation (NOV) for taxable real property were mailed on May 1, 2023. NOVs, also available online, describes the property you own and lists the actual value for the previous year and the current year, and provides estimated 2023 taxes based on 2022 mill levies. It is your right to appeal your property valuation and/or its classification.
Property owners are encouraged to submit their property protest using one of these convenient & time saving options. Real Property protests will be accepted May 1 through June 8, 2023. Late protests will not be accepted.
- Online Protest tool (available until Thursday June 8 by 11:59pm Click Here
- Schedule a phone consultation or In-Person appointment Click Here
- By mail to the Larimer County Assessor: P.O. Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO, 80522 (postmarked on or before June 8)
- By fax at 970-498-7070
- By email to LCAssessor@co.larimer.co.us (by Thursday June 8 by 11:59pm)
- In Person at the Loveland Campus: 200 Peridot Ave in Loveland, from May 1 through June 8, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30pm (except for Memorial Day).
- In Person at the Fort Collins Assessor’s Office (M-F 8:00am-4:30pm): 200 W Oak St, 2nd Floor and complete the protest form
- Larimer County Administrative Services Building - Temporary Secure Drop Box: 200 W Oak St, south entrance.
Download the 2023 Real Property Protest form, complete, sign, and drop it off (available until 11:59pm on Thursday June 8).
Deadline for all property owners to appeal their valuations is June 8, 2023.
For more information about the valuation process, please visit: Understanding the Process
Summit County Assessor Valuation Protest
Property valuations MUST be appealed by a current owner of record or his/her authorized agent.
• To file via email: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• To file via USPS mail delivery you MUST use our post office box: P.O. Box 276, Breckenridge, CO 80424-0276
• To file in-person or using an alternate shipping method: 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424
• To file online, use our online filing Protest application. Please note agents cannot appeal online, and the online filing application cannot accept attachments.
o Please only submit your appeal using one of the appeal methods.
o Multiple submissions for the same schedule will be rejected.
o Agents cannot appeal online. All documents must be submitted together at one time, and must include a current Letter of Authorization.
Appeals must be received or postmarked by the statutory deadlines. We recommend you have proof of timely mailing. If filing online, you must have the current year’s security key, which is provided on the Notice of Valuation.
For inquiries about the valuation of a Commercial Improved property, please make an appointment with our Commercial Appraiser using the following link: https://go.oncehub.com/Summit
June 8* Assessor-level Real Property Appeal Deadline
Each year from May 1 through June 8* property owners may appeal their values to the County Assessor. To preserve your right to object, your appeal must be postmarked, emailed, faxed, online filed, or delivered in person on or before June 8, 2023. 39-5-122(2), C.R.S.
June 30* Notices of Determination Mailed
The Assessor must make a decision on your protest and mail a Notice of Determination (NOD) to you by the last regular working day in June. The NOD includes further appeal rights to the CBOE.
July 15* CBOE-level Appeal Deadline
If you disagree with the Assessor's determination, or if you do not receive a Notice of Determination, you must file a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) on or before July 17, 2023.
June 15* Personal Property Appeal Deadline
The appeal period for personal property is June 15 through June 30 each year.* Notices of Determination are mailed July 10*.
*When a deadline falls on the weekend or holiday, the taxpayer, as well as the government, has until the following business day to timely file.
For More information, Please visit https://www.summitcountyco.gov/382/Appeals