Property owners can file an appeal if they believe their property has not been valued appropriately. In order to make the most accurate property value comparisons possible when filing an appeal, property owners are encouraged to review and include information about sales data specific to their market area for the two-year evaluation period of 2008-10. These sales data are available online at www.bouldercounty.org/live/property/pages/comp2011sales.aspx.
Notices of Value were mailed to all property owners in Boulder County on May 1. State statute requires all properties in Colorado be re-valued by county assessors in odd-numbered years. Actual property values for 2011 were based on market activity during the timeframe prior to June 30, 2010. These sales are time trended to that date. Per statutory requirements, these values do not represent market activity after June 30, 2010.
Appeals may be made by mail, online, by fax or in person. All appeals, regardless of valuation method, must be filed or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on June 1. In-person appeals must be filed at the Assessor’s Office by 5 p.m. on June 1. An appeal form can be downloaded online or requested by phone. Additionally, property owners can file an e-appeal online without having to mail or fax a form to the Assessor’s Office.
Property owners with questions about their valuation, or the Notice of Value itself, can contact the Boulder County Assessor’s Office by:
- Phone, 303-441-3530 (appeals cannot be accepted over the phone)
- Email (via the website), www.BoulderCountyAssessor.org
- Mail, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306
- Fax, 303-441-4996
- In person at the Boulder County Courthouse, second floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (office will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30)
Additional information about property values, remote appeals dates and locations, and the county’s appraisal process is available at www.BoulderCountyAssessor.org.