Colorado property tax law requires assessors to conduct countywide reappraisals every two years in odd-numbered years, and that a specific date, June 30th of the year preceding the reappraisal year, be used to benchmark all property values throughout the state. The benchmark, or "level of value", for this reappraisal cycle is June 30, 2018. For the 2019/2020 reappraisal cycle Larimer County is using 24 months of data. That means our sales study period extends from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. All sales are trended up or down to the level of value date, June 30, 2018, depending on market factors in the different areas of Larimer County. This trend data and more is available as part of our Understanding the Process page.

For 2019, all property owners were mailed a Notice of Valuation postcard on or before May 1, 2019.  This value is available for your review through the property search section of our website. For 2020, properties with a change of value or a change in ownership will be mailed a Notice of Valuation postcard on or before May 1, 2020.  If the value and ownership remained the same as in 2019, your tax bill served as your Notice of Valuation.  All property owners may protest. Owners should note that submitting a protest initiates a review of the property value and may result in a higher valuation if warranted.

If you do not have a Notice of Valuation and do not want to complete an online protest, you may complete and mail a 2020 Real Property Protest form to our office no later than June 1, 2020. Protests can be filed filed online, by mail, by fax, or in-person.  An online protest includes an email confirmation that assures it was submitted prior to the deadline.

Properties that are appealed during our protest period will be reviewed and a Notice of Determination will be sent to those property owners on June 30, 2020. If you are satisfied with the value after this review, the process ends and your property tax bill will be based on the value reflected in the notice of determination. If you disagree with the Assessor's decision, the next step will be to file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization. More details will be provided in the Notice of Determination that will be sent June 30, 2020. Updated values for any properties that were adjusted based on a filed protest will also be posted online on June 30, 2020. If you file a protest in any given year and do not agree with the value or classification noted on your property on July 1 of that year you will need to file an appeal with the County Board of Equalization before July 15th of that same year.

For the 2019/2020 reappraisal cycle, all properties are valued as the property exists January 1 of the current year based on the real estate markets as they were on June 30, 2018.

Bob Overbeck

Bob Overbeck, Larimer County Assessor

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PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-7050
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