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Assessor and Treasurer remind property owners of appraisal and tax schedules

Mark Chapin
Eagle County Assessor

Karen Sheaffer
Eagle County Treasurer

January 14, 2011 – The Eagle County Assessor’s Office is reminding property owners that under Colorado law, current property valuations reflect the real estate market activity from Jan.1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Taxes for 2009 which were due in 2010 and taxes for 2010 which are due in 2011 are based on those values. The next reappraisal period is Jan. 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Taxes for 2011 due in 2012 and taxes for 2012 due in 2013 will be based on values derived during that period.

According to Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, the perception of property owners may be that their values have dropped for 2010; however, taxes will remain largely the same or increase from 2009 due to the two-year reappraisal cycle and any mill levy changes. “By state law, values were determined during a time period before the county started to feel the economic downturn,” said Chapin.

As of Jan. 13, tax bills have been mailed to all property owners of record within Eagle County. Property owners who do not receive a bill by the end of January should contact the Treasurer’s Office at 970-328-8860 to ensure the correct mailing address is on file. If needed, a change of address request must be made in writing and can be submitted via mail to Eagle County Treasurer’s Office, P.O. Box 479, Eagle, CO 81631, or via fax to 970-328-8879, or via e-mail to

First half tax payments are due Feb. 28 with second half tax payments due June 15. Or, full payments are due April 30. Postmarks are accepted for tax deadlines. Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer is reminding citizens that failure to receive a property tax notice does not exempt the taxpayer from timely payment of the taxes due. “Those property owners whose taxes are escrowed as part of their mortgage should contact their lender to ensure proper payment occurs,” said Sheaffer.

To derive the property tax, the actual value of the property is multiplied by the assessment rate set yearly by the state. Currently, the rate is 7.96 percent for residential properties and 29 percent for most other properties. The assessed value is then multiplied by the total mill levy specific to each taxing district. In Eagle County, total levies vary from 35.172 to 164.331 mills based on the combination of taxing entities within a property’s district, including the county, towns, schools, fire districts, metropolitan districts and others.   

For more information on taxes due, visit For mill levy information, visit