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The Assessor's responsibility is to determine the actual value and classification of real and personal property. Generally, the Assessment Ratio for real and personal property in Colorado is 29%, except for improved residential property. The residential assessment ratio must be adjusted every two years by the State Legislature to conform with the 1982 “Gallagher” Amendment to the Colorado Constitution. Under the Gallagher Amendment, that ratio is subject to review and possible change by the State Legislature to comply with the formula contained within the Amendment at every two-year re-appraisal cycle. For tax years 2013 and 2014, this ratio was 7.96%, and is expected to remain at 7.96% for tax years 2015 and 2016. The various mill levies are set each December by the various taxing entities. The 1992 “TABOR” Amendment to the Colorado Constitution generally requires a vote to be taken in the appropriate taxing district in order to raise a mill levy. Provisions of the TABOR Amendment regulate the increase in the revenue a taxing entity may be allowed, which can result in lowering of levies under some circumstances. The Assessor has no control of either the setting of the assessment ratio or mill levies.
Your title (if your vehicle has a lien we will accept a photocopy of the title showing lien information) or a current out-of-state registration Proof of insurance. A VIN inspection from any local law enforcement agency or licensed automobile dealer. Fees will vary depending on type and year of vehicle.
NOTE: As of July 1, 2007, to reduce costs, the Secretary of State’s Office will no longer mail renewal reminder post cards to notaries when their terms are about to expire. Notaries who wish to apply for reappointment will be able to obtain the necessary materials from our website, and renewal forms are now accepted up to 90 days prior to the current commission expiration date. Link...
Note: There are additional fees added to your tax bill if your property is advertised. Mobile homes and personal property are also subject to a distraint notice which means the property cannot be moved until the taxes are paid. Manufactured homes and personal property are also subject to a distraint notice, which shall be posted at/on the delinquent property. This notification defines the delinquent property, the amount due, and payment instructions. Distrained property shall not be moved or sold until the taxes are paid. The distraint posting will also generate additional fees which shall be included as "Fees" on the posted notice.
Note: Manufactured homes that are located on property that is not owned by the manufactured home owner shall be eligible for a Treasurer's Deed after one year.