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Assessor's Corner Washington County Assessor's Office- Information page to help keep the public informed

05/01/2024

Notices of Values for 2024 are coming out in the next few days. Keep your eyes open. Not everyone will receive one and that is because your value does not change from 2023 unless there is an unusual condition. Eg: building permits, or change in ownership. If you have any questions on your NOV, please don't hesitate to ask. Protest deadline is June 10th, 2024

03/07/2024

Courthouse will close at 12pm today

Commission on Property Tax                      COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONSColorado's  Commission  on  Property  Tax  was  c...
01/25/2024

Commission on Property Tax
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Colorado's Commission on Property Tax was created to study and make recommendations for a property tax structure that protects property owners and residential tenants from rising property taxes while meeting the needs of governments that rely on property tax to pay for local services. To do this well, Commission members want to hear directly from Coloradans to better understand your priorities, concerns, and ideas related to the unique challenges communities are facing
with the state’s current property tax structure. Join us In person or online to share your input!
Light snacks and interpretation to Spanish will be provided at each meeting. Register below.

Grand Junction, CO Colorado Mesa University 1100 North Avenue
University Center UC 213
January 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Alamosa, CO
Adams State University 208 Edgemont Blvd
MCD 117
February 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Denver, CO
Metropolitan State University Auraria Pkwy Suite 120
Student Success Building CAVEA Room 420-890
February 20, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Edwards, CO
Colorado Mountain College Auditorium 118
January 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Pueblo, CO
CSU - Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd
General Classroom Building Room 110
February 8, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Fort Morgan, CO
Morgan Community College 920 Barlow Rd
Founder's Room
February 24, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Zoom links for those attending virtually will be available at:
bit.ly/COpropertytax
Register here https://bit.ly/property-tax-colorado

The Commission on Property Tax was created to study and make recommendations for a property tax structure that protects property owners and residential tenants from rising property taxes while meeting the needs of governments that rely on property tax to pay for local services.

It is that time of year again! :)SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTIONThe exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 6...
01/24/2024

It is that time of year again! :)

SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, b) owned their
home for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1, and c) occupy it as their primary residence and have done so for at least 10
consecutive years as of January 1. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications
section of the application. The exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously met the requirements.
The application deadline for 2024 is July 15. The application form is available from the website of the Colorado Division of Property
Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. The
application must be submitted to the county assessor at the following address:

Assessors' Reference Library Weekly Bulletins Personal Property Courses and Workshops Calendar Publications and Reports Welcome to the Division of Property Taxation The Division of Property Taxation coordinates and administers the implementation of property tax law throughout the state and o...

ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FULL TIME EMPLOYEEThe Washington County Assessor will be accepting applications for a full time entry ...
12/20/2023

ASSESSOR’S OFFICE FULL TIME EMPLOYEE

The Washington County Assessor will be accepting applications for a full time entry level office employee – Akron, Colorado. The position will be available approximately January 15th, at an hourly rate to be determined by the Assessor, $14-$16/hour based upon experience and qualifications. The person selected will serve under the general supervision of the Assessor. Responsibilities will include: Processing mineral interest ownership records, general office procedures and correspondence related to property assessment, work with the general public and perform other related duties as required by County Assessor. Must be able to lift 15-20 # and able to climb stairs.

Experience should include a general knowledge and / or background in office etiquette, customer service skills, computer and telephone skills, the ability to operate a 10 key calculator, proficiency with MS Office products, good math skills (especially fractions) and other various office duties. The applicant should have the ability to learn the county Property Assessment computer system and possesses oral and written skills to provide reporting to the Assessor. High school diploma or GED required. Hours & Days: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applications can be picked up at the Assessor’s office at 150 Ash Ave., Akron, Colorado or on our website at: www.co.washington.co.us Applications must be received at the Commissioners Office by 4:30 p.m. on January 2nd, 2024

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

akron forecast Pro Weather MapDenver RadarNWS Twitter Feed Signup for Code RED Weather Notifications About Us An Act of the Colorado General Assembly created Washington County, named for George Washington, on February 9th, 1887. Washington County ranks 12th largest of the 64....

07/26/2023

The Assessor's Office will be closed this Friday July 28th for the fair.

06/23/2023

If you sustained any building or home damage due to the storms on Wednesday, please let our office know. Emergency management also needs to be aware. Thanks
Assessors: 970-345-6662
Emergency Management: 970-630-8662

05/05/2023

You should be receiving your 2023 Notice of Value in the mail. This is NOT a bill. We were required to put the estimated taxes on the notice now. Those are only an estimate as the mill levy could change in the fall. Thanks

This map was released earlier for the Metro Districts. It encompasses our county along with the rest of the State.  As y...
04/26/2023

This map was released earlier for the Metro Districts. It encompasses our county along with the rest of the State. As you can see, value increases are state wide.

Region 1: Residential median increases of 25% - 35%
Region 2: Residential median increases of 20% - 50%
Region 3: Residential median increases of 40% - 60%
Region 4: Residential median increases of 30% - 50%
Region 5: Residential median increases of 30% - 60%
Region 6 (Denver Metro): Residential median increases of 35% - 45%

04/25/2023

Property owners in Washington County can expect above average valuation increases when they receive their 2023 Notice of Valuation on or about May 1. Over the past two years, a strong demand for real estate, increased material costs, low mortgage rates and a steady migration from larger cities to our county have all contributed to the valuation increases.
I am required by Colorado Statute to appraise property every odd number year to the value the property had on June 30th of the preceding year. Actual values of residential properties are determined by analyzing sales of similar properties that occurred within the data collection period ending June 30th, 2022. Any sales after that will be used and considered for the next reappraisal in 2025.
In addition to lowering assessment rates, the Colorado Legislature has also provided an actual value of $15,000 per residential property and $30,000 per improved commercial property for tax year 2023. These actual valuation exemptions will not be reflected on the Notices of Valuation, but will be applied prior to the 2023 tax bills being sent.
Tax calculations also take mill levies into account. Mill levies are established by the county commissioners, school districts, and the boards of various taxing entities such as fire, sanitation, towns etc. A summation of these various individual levies is applied to the assessed value to determine the taxes due. It is undetermined at this time what the 2023 mill levies will do since the taxing entities do not set their 2023 mill levies until later this fall during their budget hearings.
The assessor’s office is solely responsibly for establishing value, not taxes. To accomplish this, the assessor uses market sales to build a mass appraisal valuation model and then set the values on all properties within the County. With the 2020 repeal of the Gallagher amendment to the State Constitution, assessment rates are now dictated by the Colorado Legislature for all Counties. Residential went from 7.15% to 6.765% and agriculture went from 29% to 26.4%. Commercial is also seeing a break; they are going from 29% to 27.9%
There are a few ways to save on your taxes. There are exemptions for seniors, disabled veterans and gold star spouses. Veterans and gold star spouses have to apply through the Division of Veterans Affairs, while seniors can apply through our office. Seniors must be 65 as of January 1 and have owned/lived in their house as the primary residence for 10 years or more. The exemption exempts half of the first $200,000. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to us.
If you feel that the value on your 2023 NOV is not reflective of the market value of your property as of June 30th, 2022, you have from May 1 to June 8th 2023 to protest. You can call, stop in or email me at [email protected]

Respectfully yours,

Hali Thompson

Another scam alert.  A resident who recorded a deed received this in the mail.  Please just be cautious on items like th...
04/25/2023

Another scam alert. A resident who recorded a deed received this in the mail. Please just be cautious on items like this when you record documents. Thanks

Reminder:  Due by July 15th 2023SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTIONThe exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65...
04/12/2023

Reminder: Due by July 15th 2023

SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, b) owned their
home for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1, and c) occupy it as their primary residence and have done so for at least 10
consecutive years as of January 1. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications
section of the application. The exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously met the requirements.
The application deadline for 2023 is July 15. The application form is available from the website of the Colorado Division of Property
Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. The
application must be submitted to the county assessor at the following address:

Welcome to the Division of Property Taxation The Division of Property Taxation coordinates and administers the implementation of property tax law throughout the state and operates under the leadership of the property tax administrator, who is appointed by the State Board of Equalization (state board...

Here is the back of that page.  Please DO NOT respond to it
02/27/2023

Here is the back of that page. Please DO NOT respond to it

It has come to our attention that there could be a possible SCAM going around to Washington County Residents.  We had so...
02/27/2023

It has come to our attention that there could be a possible SCAM going around to Washington County Residents. We had someone file a new deed on 2/16/2023 and she received this information in the mail. DO NOT RESPOND. We are able to print you the same items for FREE. It is nothing but a cash grab. I redacted the information of the receiver. I will post the second page on another post. But please call our office if you or anyone you know happens to receive this same page.

Thanks
Hali

02/18/2023

Fun Fact:
The U.S Government Survey System, also known as the rectangular survey system was first proposed by Thomas Jefferson. It was passed by the Continental Congress into law by the Law Ordinance of 1785 and officially adopted by the government in 1805. The young nation with a new government faced the overwhelming task of surveying over 1.8 billion acres of public domain lands acquired through the Louisiana Purchase, the Alaska Purchase, and other acquisition actions. The rectangular survey system forms the backbone of the Nations land surveys......Now you know :)

01/26/2023

The County will be having a late start due to weather. We will open at 10am

01/05/2023

GOLD STAR SPOUSES
Beginning in January 2023, this exemption is available to surviving spouses of “Gold Star” Veterans. The property must be owner
occupied as of January 1 in the year of the application and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier who is the surviving
spouse of a qualifying Gold Star Veteran. The application deadline for 2023 is July 1. In early January 2023 applications will be
available from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property
Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. Completed
applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the address listed below.

Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Affairs
155 Van Gordon St., Suite 201
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-914-5832 Fax: 303-914-5835
vets.colorado.gov

01/05/2023

DISABLED VETERAN SURVIVING SPOUSE EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to surviving spouses of disabled veterans who had the disabled veteran exemption and who passed away
prior to January 1 of the current year. The property must be owner occupied and used as the primary residence of an owner-occupier
who is the surviving spouse of a qualifying disabled veteran. The application deadline for 2023 is July 1. Applications are available
from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at
https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. Completed
applications must be submitted to the county assessor of the county in which the property is located, at the address above.

01/05/2023

DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) sustained a service-connected disability while serving on active duty in the Armed
Forces of the United States, b) were honorably discharged, and c) were rated by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as one
hundred percent permanent disability through disability retirement benefits. Disabilities rated at less than one hundred percent and VA
unemployability awards do not meet the requirement. The applicant must have owned and occupied the home as his or her primary
residence since January 1 of the year of application; however, limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are
detailed in the eligibility requirements section of the application. The application deadline for 2023 is July 1. Applications are available
from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, from the website of the Colorado Division of Property Taxation at
https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. Completed
applications must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at the address listed below.

01/05/2023

SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION
The exemption is available to applicants who: a) are at least 65 years of age as of January 1 of the year of application, b) owned their
home for at least 10 consecutive years as of January 1, and c) occupy it as their primary residence and have done so for at least 10
consecutive years as of January 1. Limited exceptions to the ownership and occupancy requirements are detailed in the qualifications
section of the application. The exemption is also available to surviving spouses of senior citizens who previously met the requirements.
The application deadline for 2023 is July 15. The application form is available from the website of the Colorado Division of Property
Taxation at https://cdola.colorado.gov/property-taxation or the county assessor of the county in which the property is located. The
application must be submitted to the county assessor at the following address:

01/05/2023

HB22-1223
Mobile Home Property Tax Sales Notice And Exemption
This bill makes two changes to property taxation regulations regarding mobile homes and
manufactured homes.
The bill exempts any titled mobile home or titled manufactured home with an actual value
equal to or less than $28,000 from property taxation. The exemption is for tax years
commencing on or after January 1, 2022.
The bill also revises the guidelines for notification of tax lien sales for mobile and
manufactured homes. Treasurers are no longer required to include mobile and
manufactured homes on the public newspaper announcements if:
● The owner or their personal representative have been served a distraint warrant on
the home.
● The mobile home or manufactured home is listed on a tax lien sales list on the
treasurer’s website.

01/05/2023

Hello! I wanted to create this page to inform the general public of the new and upcoming legislative changes coming to the Assessor's office and maybe do weekly or monthly "facts" that will help current and future home buyers. It will be a slow process out of the gate, so bear with me :) Thanks Hali

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