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No, tax bills are sent out by the County Treasurer’s Office in January of each year. An NOV is a notice of the value amount of a property determined by the Assessor’s Office, which value amount (the “Taxable Actual Value”) is a factor used to calculate property taxes payable.
Your annual property taxes are determined by the following formula: Taxable Actual Value * Assessment Rate * Mill Levy = Tax amount. The Assessor is only responsible for the valuation of your property, the Taxable Actual Value. If you disagree with the value of your property and your current tax bill, you will need to file a Petition for Abatement. You can find more information on our Abatements page. If you disagree with the value of your property and your future tax bill, you may file an appeal. See the question “How do I appeal my value?” in the Filing an Appeal section for more information.
Your annual property taxes are determined by the following formula: Taxable Actual Value * Assessment Rate * Mill Levy = Tax amount. The Assessment Rate for all residential property in Colorado is currently 7.15% and 29% for all other taxable property types. The Mill Levy, which is a rate, is a total of the mill levies set by taxing entities with jurisdiction over the property. The individual mill levy set by each taxing entity is listed on your tax bill and you may contact that taxing entity for more information about how the mill is set and/or how it is being used.
Each Summit County property is assigned an individual identification number, sometimes called a “schedule” or “account” number – both terms refer to the same number. This number is located on your NOV and your tax bill.
All property sales used in the 2021 Valuation are identified in the spreadsheets found on Assessor’s website. Go to: http://co-summitcounty2.civicplus.com/387/Reappraisal-Sales-Lists
By state law, for the 2021 reappraisal, the Assessor’s Office cannot consider any sales that occurred after June 30, 2020. The sale of your neighbor’s property, if it is qualified, will be part of the data collection period for the 2023 reappraisal.
Your value changed from 2019-2020 to 2021 due to the State mandated reappraisal of all property to a more current level of market value. All property in Colorado is reappraised every 2 years on the odd numbered year to reflect a market value based on the appraisal date of June 30th of the preceding year. For 2021, all property was revalued to a June 30, 2020 date of appraisal, as compared to the prior 2019-2020 date of appraisal of June 30, 2018.
The Summit County Assessor’s Office first develops an opinion of value for the property as a whole, and then uses the allocation method to assign a portion of total property value to the land, based on the relationship between the land and the improvement. To determine the portion to be allocated, we analyze the land to building ratio for the subdivision or neighborhood, as well as the median base value and median land size.
No, but your tax bill does. Your 2021 Property Tax Notice Due 2022 form will have the following message in the Messages section in the upper right section of the form: “The value and tax stated on this notice reflect reduced amounts due to the application of the Senior or Veteran Property Tax Exemption Program”. More information about the Senior and Veteran’s property tax exemption programs may be found here: http://www.summitcountyco.gov/120/Exemption-Programs
Time trending refers to an adjustment made based on changes in market conditions over time, or between the time of the sale and the appraisal date. This adjustment is applied to all sales for the purpose of calculating their values effective on the last day of the then current data collection period, which for 2021 was June 30, 2020 and is required by state statute. See further explanation at: http://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/217/Time-Adjusted-Sale-Prices?bidId=
To file an appeal by email, scan and email a copy of your completed written protest form (located on your Notice of Valuation) together with any additional documents supporting your position, for example a letter explaining your position or other documentation, to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your email please write “Protest” and your property’s schedule number. Please note that emailed protests must be received by midnight on June 1, 2021. The protest form is not required but encouraged; you may also send any written documentation you choose.
To file an appeal by mail, send a copy of your completed written protest form (located on your Notice of Valuation) together with any additional documents supporting your position, for example a letter explaining your position or other documentation, to Summit County Assessor, PO Box 276, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Please note that mailed protests must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2021. The protest form is not required but encouraged; you may also send any written documentation you choose.
To file an appeal online go to https://apps.summitcountyco.gov/AssessorProtest/ProtestInstructions.aspx. You will need to have your schedule number and the security key located on your 2021 Notice of Valuation. The Security Key must be entered exactly as it appears on the NOV as it is case sensitive. The online option allows you to provide comments and your estimate of value. The online appeal option does not allow you to provide supplemental documentation, so if you desire to provide any documentation with your appeal, which our office recommends, please instead appeal by email, mail or in-person/ballot box drop-off.
The Assessor’s Office is not able to process your appeal by phone, however we are available to answer questions regarding your property/appeal by phone during normal business hours 8AM to 5PM Monday to Friday at (970) 453-3480.
This is so the Assessor’s Office may reach out to you if we have questions about your appeal. Please provide an email address and a phone number so that we may contact you.
Only owners of record of the subject property, attorneys for such owners and authorized agents of such owners may file appeals. To designate an authorized agent, the owner of record must submit a document in writing to the Assessor’s Office including the agent’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address and the owner of record’s signature. A form for providing this written agent authorization is included on your Notice of Valuation. Agents may not use the online appeal option.
In 2021, the appeal period is May 3 to June 1. To preserve your right to object, your appeal must be postmarked, emailed, or delivered in-person on or before June 1, 2021. Appeals filed late are not accepted.
A Notice of Determination will be sent by the Assessor’s Office to appealing taxpayers on June 30, 2021. The Assessor’s Office may reach out to taxpayers before June 30 if there are questions about the appeal.
The Summit County Assessor’s Office will review the information and data in our records for your property and confirm that it is correct. If we are uncertain about any information or find any discrepancies, we use a variety of means to research and confirm information, which may include contacting the property owner or scheduling a physical inspection of the property. If we discover information about the property that supports a different value, either lower or higher, we will adjust the value and indicate that adjustment on the Notice of Determination. If no new information about the property is discovered, or considered relevant to the value, the Summit County Assessor’s Office cannot arbitrarily reduce the value of the property.