Assessor

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-8640
    Fax: 970-328-8679

    Assessor
    P.O. Box 449
    500 Broadway
    Eagle, CO 81631 

    assessor@eaglecounty.us  


Property Assessment Process

Assessment Process
The assessment process is the basis for generating property tax revenues that pay for schools, roads, fire protection, police protection, and other local services. All of the revenue generated by property taxes stays within the county. Property taxes do not support any state services.

Assessor's Duties
The Eagle County Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing, classifying and valuing all property within Eagle County, and must follow state laws when meeting these responsibilities. The Assessor’s goal is equalization of property values, which causes the burden of taxes to be distributed fairly and equitably between property owners. Every odd-numbered year, all properties in Colorado, including Eagle County, are reappraised.

Property Owner Rights and Responsibilities
As a property owner and taxpayer, you have specific rights, remedies, and responsibilities in the assessment process. You have the right to examine the Assessor’s property records. If you disagree with your property value, you may file an appeal with the Assessor. You have the responsibility to provide accurate information to the Assessor about property you own, and to participate in budget hearings held by school boards, cities towns, and special districts which levy taxes on your property.

Notice of Valuation - Reappraisal Year (odd numbered years)
Colorado law requires a two year reassessment cycle for all property. 2017 is the first, or reappraisal year of the current two year cycle. For most property, the valuation for assessment for the 2018 tax year will be the same as it was for 2017. The Assessor is required to notify you of your value each year for real property. The notice describes the property you own, gives the actual value for both the prior and current year, and provides an opportunity for you to present your objection to the Assessor. Notices are mailed May 1.

When you receive a Notice of Valuation, study it carefully! The deadlines for appeal are statutorily driven. If you feel the value the Assessor has placed on your property is incorrect, you may wish to inspect the Assessor’s records on your property and other properties. Records on land and buildings are public information, and you have the right to examine them. You have the right to appeal your value each year. May of each year is set aside for the Assessor's Office to hear appeals on property valuation. 

The appraisal data used to establish real property value was from the 24-month period ending June 30, 2016. If data is insufficient during this time period, assessors may use data from the five-year period ending June 30, 2016.

Your property was valued as it existed on January 1 of the current year. The "current year actual value" represents the actual value of your property. The tax notice you receive next January will be based on this value.

Notice of Valuation - Intervening Year (even numbered years)
For those properties not changing in value during the intervening year, the value listed on your tax bill received in January is the Assessor's notification of value for the coming year.

During intervening (even numbered years), only those real properties that change in value from the previous year will receive a Notice of Valuation. The notice describes the property you own, gives the actual value for both the prior and current year, and provides an opportunity for you to present your appeal to the Assessor. When you receive a Notice of Valuation, study it carefully! The deadlines for appeal are statutorily driven. If you feel the value the Assessor has placed on your property is incorrect, you may wish to inspect the Assessor’s records on your property and other properties. Records on land and buildings are public information, and you have the right to examine them. Notices are mailed May 1. 

Appealing Your Assessment
If you feel the value the Assessor has placed on your property is incorrect, you may wish to file an appeal. Step by step procedures for filing an appeal are located in the Appeals area of this website.